Cyndi Trevisiol

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The Corn of the Future Is Hundreds of Years Old and Makes Its Own Mucus

In the 1980s, Howard-Yana Shapiro, now chief agricultural officer at Mars, Incorporated, was looking for new kinds of corn. He was in the Mixes …

Farming

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

This course uses neuroscience to triple your reading speed

popsci shop<p>Master the science of speed reading and memorization for just $9.<p>In this fast-changing world, it’s vital to acquire new skills. The problem is, learning something new takes precious time. But what if we could speed things up? Become A SuperLearner 2: Speed Reading & Memory is a course …

Video Tutorials

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can also be found in its patent applications

‘Detecting and correcting potential errors in user behavior’<p>I trust by now we’ve all seen and been at least a little disturbed by <i>The Selfish Ledger</i>, the nearly 9-minute-long concept video from inside Google’s “moonshot factory” X labs. In the wake of it becoming public this week, Google quickly …

Toxins from the world’s longest animal can kill cockroaches

Bootlace worms can stretch up to 55 meters long and ooze toxins that can kill cockroaches and green crabs.

See How Fish Get From Coral Reefs to Your Aquarium Tank

Wildlife Watch<p>A group of marine conservationists traced each step in the process, from capture to display.<p>Wildlife Watch<p>Even if you’ve never owned a saltwater aquarium, it’s likely you’ve come across one before—perhaps at a restaurant or in your friend’s living room—with corals aglow and flamboyant …

Aquaculture

We asked a neural network to bake us a cake. The results were...interesting.

It, uh, had blood in it?<p>When computers try to imitate humans, they often get confused. But simulated brain cells in so-called neural networks can mimic our problem-solving skills. An AI will look at a dataset, figure out its governing rules, and use those instructions to make something new. We …

MacBook Pro

The deadliest animals in America, ranked

The most terrifying critters might be right in your backyard.<p>What’s America’s most terrifying animal?<p>Oh, the possibilities. Perhaps you’ve chosen the grizzly bear, which can charge at its prey as fast as 30 miles per hour. Or the black widow spider, whose female’s venom is more dangerous than that …

Zoology

Frog skin secretions offer the first ray of hope in a deadly fungal epidemic

A few amphibians in Panama are suddenly showing signs of resistance.<p>The early 2000s were a great time to study amphibians in Panama. At night, dozens of species sang out in chorus while researchers measured and photographed frog after frog, often hiking to remote sites hours from the nearest road. …

Zoology

How to wash your clothes without wearing them out

Extend your t-shirt’s lifespan.<p>We all have a favorite item of clothing we wish would last forever—the t-shirt from an incredible concert, that sweater grandma gave you, or the swimsuit you bought at a little boutique in France. But stains, tears, and worn spots can limit any garment’s lifespan—and …

Cleaning

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Self-improvement

The indignity of being Muslim in India

My first name was chosen by my mother because it was, as she put it, a “secular” name. Being a mildly religious woman, that really meant the name came as close as it could to a Hindu one, without sounding like a complete cop-out to some of her more orthodox Muslim relatives.<p>At any rate, it was …

Religion

Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Gene editing, through a technology called CRISPR, can edit DNA almost as easily as a word processor edits text. Now that system is being used to …

Europe's battle with Silicon Valley is just beginning - here's why it matters

In the era of British colonialism, imperial administrators boasted that they ruled an empire on which the sun never set. Today, the CEOs of Google, …

How to make sewage drinkable

The water (re)cycle<p>You should want to drink from your toilet. Flushes flood sewers with precious liquid that ends up washed out to sea or sprinkled on crops. But we could be enjoying recycled urine as a beverage. Some U.S. cities, like the perpetually parched San Diego, are beginning to use …

San Diego

MIT's 'flying building' assembles itself in mid-air and can be dropped into disaster zones

Imagine a structure that is quick to assemble, easy to transport and offers shelter in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Now, imagine one that can …

Prototypes

'I'm very sceptical': residents of China's growing cities discuss life amid change

From Hefei to Honghu, readers across China share their stories about how their cities are changing – and what the county’s rapid urbanisation means for them<p>When I introduce myself to my American classmates, I insist on stating my native language is Wu-Chinese. That’s true, because my entire family …

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China's most beautiful city

An ‘international tourism destination of peerless beauty’ say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but one of the scenic city’s rivers has recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government espionage, will the authorities …

Inside the Race to Invent a Fish-Free Fish Food

What do a Web 1.0 pioneer, a Russian-born fisherman, and a scientist who shoots lasers into poop for a living have in common? America’s first 100 …

The Detention of Wu Zeheng

Will President Trump take a stand on China’s repression of worshippers?

China Population Crisis: New Two-Child Policy Fails To Yield Major Gains

BEIJING — Despite having the largest population of any country in the world, China isn’t having enough babies.<p>That’s the unspoken conclusion of a government plan, published Wednesday, which revealed that the relaxation of China’s one-child-only policy has so far failed to boost the country’s birth …

China audit finds more than $2.5 billion used to fight water pollution misused

SHANGHAI — China's audit office found that 17.6 billion yuan ($2.56 billion) earmarked for water pollution prevention work in 2016 was not effectively used, Xinhua reported Sunday.<p>The funds were meant to go toward 397 projects in 18 provinces, with some regions seeing serious failings in enforcing …

China's new microwave weapon can disable missiles and paralyze tanks

An electronics-killing ray has a variety of uses in war.<p>For over 6 years, Huang Wenhua and his team at the Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology in Xi'an have been working on a potent microwave weapon. This one, which recently won China's National Science and Technology Progress Award, is small …

Military

21 Best Beaches in the World

Travel<p>Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents …

China deserves fair treatment under World Trade Organisation Rules. It has earned it

Fifteen years after China’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the “substitute nation” method for calculating anti-dumping measures against China has finally expired. This is according to Article 15 of the Protocol on China’s accession to the organisation back in 2001. It means fellow …

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

Travel - The mysterious masked women of Iran

Graphene has just been used to make the lightest, strongest material in the world

Wonder-material graphene has become even more wondrous after its transformation into a super-strong, three-dimensional form.<p>A team of researchers at …