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You Can Get Your Whole Genome Sequenced. But Should You?

There are 3 billion ways for something to go wrong with your DNA. But diseases caused by an error to a single gene—what geneticists call "big ticket" …

DNA

5 Things That Need to Be in the First 10 Pages of Your Screenplay

The first 10 pages are probably some of the most important ones in your script, because, well, people don't usually read screenplays for the sheer …

How Starting a Production Company Can Help You Make Your First Film [PODCAST]

Owning your own production company makes it easier to get things done.<p>Ashley McKenzie is the type of director who does it all. The Canadian …

6 innovations that help artists control their environment

Art and technology have a lot in common.<p>Both have a way of pushing boundaries, of helping us look at the world in new ways, and of generating the Next Big Thing.<p>Artists and creators alike – whether that means sculptors, animators, museum curators, illustrators, and everyone in between – are …

Illustration

Will increased lifespans be only for the rich?

The concern that rejuvenation biotechnologies might cause social disparity and further widen the gap between rich and poor is one of the most …

How Kickstarter Turned Hal Hartley Into the Tech Visionary He Always Wanted to Be

Hartley discusses testing the TV waters with "Red Oaks" and his Amazon pilot about beer making nuns; and why subtitling his "Henry Fool" trilogy has …

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Genetics

Why Everyone Missed the Most Important Invention in the Last 500 Years

You’ve never heard of Yuji Ijiri. But back in 1989 he created something incredible.It’s more revolutionary than the Internet, the cotton gin, the …

Bitcoin

Moth Eyes May Inspire Major Advance in Smartphone Design

Inspired by the nanostructures on moth eyes, engineers and materials scientists have been developing anti-reflection films with a wide variety of applications.<p>(Inside Science) — Moths' eyes sport nanoscale structures on their surfaces that minimize light reflection. This feature helps the insects …

Engineering

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway<p>The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study …

Intelligence

Apple’s AR is closer to reality than Google’s

Google's Tango is about the future whereas Apple's ARKit is about the present<p>Apple has often been accused of acting like it invented things that others have been doing for years. That complaint is not without merit, however Apple can lay claim to <i>transforming</i> existing things into mainstream …

Augmented Reality

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly<p>As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much …

Climate Change

Creative Vending Machine Prints Short Stories to Read While You Wait

Recently, inventive vending machines have been popping up around France. Instead of dispensing sweet treats or sugary drinks, however, these kiosks distribute short stories. Created by literature-loving company Short Édition, these savvy stalls promise to help pass the time, whether you're waiting …

Writing

Want to Stay Young Longer? Science Says This Exercise Makes Your Body Act Like It's 9 Years Younger

If you want to get scientific and technical, the phrase is "a biologic aging advantage of nine years."<p>It's been a dream of civilizations since the dawn of time: If we can't live forever, can we at least slow down the aging process and stretch our lives out as long as possible?<p>Now, researchers from …

Longevity

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study

This has been a fantastic month for olive oil. A recent study showed that it stops brain cancer tumors in lab tests, and now a new study shows that it protects brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The experiment used a well-verified Alzheimer’s mouse model to …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

How to Reverse Aging

<i>Question: Do you think the enzyme Telomerase could be used to reverse the aging process in our lifetime? (Submitted by Paul Cellura)</i><p><b>Michio Kaku:</b> …

Longevity

The Moves Tech Giants Just Made That Should Terrify Hollywood

Blink and you missed it, but the already fuzzy line between media and tech just disappeared.<p>It happened at some point over the past seven days, a …

Digital Media

Why Silicon Valley Titans Train Their Brains with Philosophy

Silicon Valley is an ultra-competitive environment that comes up with the most exciting technological advancements of our modern life. …

Silicon Valley

This Video Uses Thousands of NASA Photos to Bring the Apollo Moon Landing to Life

530 million people watched the the first humans walk on the surface of the moon, but no one has seen the moon landing quite like this before.<p>NASA's …

Filmmaking

Stanley Kubrick Explains How Chess Can Make You a Better Director

"With respect to films, chess is more useful preventing you from making mistakes than giving you ideas."<p>Before he was a filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick …

Stanley Kubrick

Scientists Just Showed That Cannabis Literally Reverses Aging

Memory Performance<p>Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice …

Neuroscience

Watch: How to Turn Your Footage into Particles That React to Music in After Effects

Learn how to make your images come to live through music.<p>We've all seen that effect in music videos in which a subject seems to glitch slightly to …

In 10 Years, Your iPhone Won’t Be a Phone Anymore

Siri will be the conductor of a suite of devices, all tracking your interactions and anticipating your next moves<p>It’s 2027, and you’re walking down the street, confident you’ll arrive at your destination even though you don’t know where it is. You may not even remember why your device is telling …

Trends

The Universe May Be Conscious, Prominent Scientists State

What consciousness is and where it emanates from has stymied great minds in societies across the globe since the dawn of speculation. In today’s …

Consciousness

Transport’s coming upheaval

If you were given a penny for every minute people spent commuting in an average year, you’d have a stack that was 1,433,400 miles high. That’s enough to stretch to the moon and back three times.<p>In terms of air-travel, US-based businesses spend more on it than any other employee expense. This works …

Transportation

Google Patents Holograms For Glass, Which Could Involve Magic Leap

Today Google published a patent application for using holograms in a head mounted display like Google Glass. It would effectively let Google create augmented reality experiences that superimpose computer-generated imagery (CGI) atop the real world. Filed in March 2014, the patent shows Google’s …

Augmented Reality

Google’s New Job Search Tool Will Probably Change Your Life

Right now, you’re probably thinking more about your summer vacation plans than you are about taking the next step in your career, but Google has a …

Google

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

Computers don’t exist in a vacuum. They serve to solve problems, and the type of problems they can solve are influenced by their hardware. Graphics …

Quantum Mechanics

How the iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories of Missteps and Triumphs

Apple

Evolutionary biologists have been misinterpreting a key point in Darwin’s theory for years

<i>However, Darwin himself proposed an alternative theory. And it’s one that I’m very interested in trying to bring back into the sciences.</i><p><i>Darwin proposed that mate choice is really about the aesthetic quality of the experience of the chooser. It’s about what the animals themselves think of as</i> …

Evolution