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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> …

Food
Physics

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 | Inc.com

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 …

Self-improvement
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 …

Genetics

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?