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Mad Scientists Created Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Behold syn3.0, a synthetic bacterial genome that’s smaller than anything found in nature. Biologists hope it will further our understanding of the …

This Kimchi and Vegetable Soup Makes Your Stomach's Dreams Come True

This kimchi and vegetable soup is healthy, sure. But it's also really darn good.<p><i>During this post-Thanksgiving, pre-holidays week, BA staffers are sharing their favorite hit-the-reset button meals. This isn't diet food—it's the stuff that we eat when we just need a ever-so-slight detox. First up,</i> …


Scientists create serotonin-releasing neurons from human skin cells

By creating human serotonin-releasing brain cells in a dish, scientists have produced a very useful tool for researching an aspect of brain activity …

9 Tips From Warren Buffett to Make Kids Better at Business and Life |

So what advice does Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club's new book have to offer young people who want to take their lemonade stand to the next level? Text taken from <i>How to Start Your Very First Business.</i><p>1. Don't be afraid to speak up and ask for what you want. If you need something to start …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists may soon be able to 'cut and paste' DNA to cure deadly diseases and design perfect babies

On a warm September afternoon on the verdant campus of Long Island's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an elite cadre of scientists gathered to discuss a simple yet incredibly powerful new genetic technology.<p>Jennifer Doudna was dressed casually in a blazer and jeans, with a scarf tossed gently around …


Photographer Blends Stop Motion and Light Painting to Create Moving Creatures

Have you tried light painting yet? (If not, maybe you should—it’s a blast!) If so, prepare to be impressed and probably humbled. Photographer and …

Stop Motion

How E. coli turn into blobs and back again - Futurity

Scientists have figured out how E. coli can "go undercover" by losing their cell walls. Could the findings lead to better antibiotics?