https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-crispr-gene-editing/?mbid=nl_120517_daily_list3_p1When people refer to Crispr, they’re probably talking about Crispr-Cas9, a complex of enzymes and genetic guides that together finds and edits DNA. But Crispr on its own just stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeats—chunks of regularly recurring bits of DNA that arose as an ancient bacterial defense system against viral invasions.
When Empathy Leads to Burnout2018/09/14
When Empathy Leads to Burnout – Redefining Real Love – Mediumhttps://medium.com/s/redefining-real-love/the-struggle-is-real-empathy-and-self-care-2086f1e64173As humans, we’re wired to feel emotions — our own, but also those of others. But too much empathy can cause us to burn out. The mechanism of compassion is different — it often motivates us to help. The neural circuits dictating empathy and compassion are different: […]
Larry Page’s Flying Car Project Suddenly Seems Rather Real2018/06/11
https://www.wired.com/story/kitty-hawk-larry-page-flying-car-prototype/Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk has shown a vehicle that looks, well, real. The single-seat Flyer now looks like a glossy, professional, production-ready machine, a major upgrade over the slightly precarious prototype it showed last year. That first version had the pilot perched on what looked like a motorcycle seat, separated from eight spinning fans by […]
How One Strange Rock Made Our World A Bit More Otherworldly2018/03/28
https://www.wired.com/story/one-strange-rock-tv/?CNDID=49046367&mbid=nl_032618_daily_list3_p3In NatGeo’s new docuseries, Darren Aronofsky and a team of nature-doc specialists turn Earth into a miracle experienced from afar. Related