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China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war

China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war

Continuing the patent dispute internationally, China has now given the Charpentier/Doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country.

CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna lost a patent case to the Broad Insititute earlier this year when the …

by June 20, 2017 0 comments Tech
Photochroms of Ireland

Photochroms of Ireland

c. 1890

The Emerald Isle, from one end of the rainbow to the other

These postcards of the sweeping hills, cliffs, and towns of Ireland were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively …

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Tech
10 burning questions we have about the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer

10 burning questions we have about the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer

Honestly, that new haircut really works for him.

The end is nigh. And honestly, it looks really, really fun.

Marvel Studios has just shared the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, the third solo film starring the Asgardian hero. While the …

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Tech
Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

Apple has activated a new revenue stream that could foster communities of digital content creators around the world like those already thriving in China. Apple’s newly published update to its App Store policies officially designates voluntary tipping via virtual currency …

by June 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
Twisty Vase, meet Useless Machine

Twisty Vase, meet Useless Machine

What’s better than a Useless Machine? One that is built on a clever, threaded "twisty vase" whose lid twirls open and shut!

Vladimir Mariano used an Adafruit controller to make this mesmerizing Rube Goldberg that combines the satisfying action of …

by June 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
Someone already made a Wikipedia page for ‘Trump orb’

Someone already made a Wikipedia page for ‘Trump orb’

As we all know by now, the internet is quick to any and everything funny, weird, and downright confusing. We admire, and are maybe just a little bit frightened by, this fact.

President Donald Trump paid a visit to Saudi …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Tech
‘American Idol’ is returning without Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell

‘American Idol’ is returning without Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell

Image: Mashable composite: Kevin Winter/ getty images

American Idol is returning from the dead, but its top dawgs, Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell aren’t coming along for the ride.

While there was originally some speculation that Clarkson, the OG Idol, …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Tech