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Go Bananas! Franken-Bananas May Help Prevent Blindness

Who’s afraid of the big, bad…banana? Apparently plenty of people. They’re concerned that “franken-bananas,” or those that have undergone gene manipulation may do more harm than good. Shape.com reported that scientists have unlocked a way to modify bananas so that they contain much more Vitamin A. Bananas with this modification could help many malnourished people, [...]

How Lizard Tails Could Help Scientists Study Human Limb Regeneration

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Prosthetic technology is getting insanely good. But what if we just didn't need it any more? What if we could simply program our genes to regrow human limbs as easily as lizards regrow lost tails? Well, scientists are getting closer to that fantastic future. Read more...

Youngest Human Barbie is 16, Has Good Genes and 'Big Breasts'

The newest human barbie to emerge from the internet's shiny pink box is 16-year-old Lolita Richi (real name? no), a Ukranian teenager who says she's never had surgery and doesn't use photoshop. Oh, and she's never even heard of Valeria Lukyanova. Shots fired. (Also, she really does look like Barbie!) Read more...

Heather Graham: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Heather Graham is a timeless beauty!Here's the then 18-year-old "License To Drive" actress at a Los Angeles movie premiere back in 1988 (left) and 26 years later -- the now 44-year-old  "Hangover" hottie outside of a theater in New York City…

Rocker Gene Simmons Tells Immigrant to Learn Some English and Assimilate

Good advice: immons gave some harsh advice to immigrants in a Huffington Post interview this week, crushing the left’s politically-correct narrative that everyone can just come to America, keep their own language, keep their own culture,...Show More Summary

Molybdenum Disulfide Sheets Help Realize Nanopore DNA Sequencing (VIDEO)

While new techniques have lowered the cost and sped up the process of DNA sequencing over the last few decades, there’s still a good ways to go until every patient will be able to have their genes scanned for disease sequences. One promising...Show More Summary

Vampire Plant Sucks Victim's Genes While Feeding

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The findings reveal a new way that plants communicate with each other, and the study may help scientists understand how to combat parasitic plants that destroy food crops around the world, the researchers said. "It’s a good parasite,...Show More Summary

Post-Kevin Love Trade: Should Cleveland Cavs Stand Pat or Shore Up Defense?

By acquiring Kevin Love via trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers have laid the groundwork for a team that can absolutely win multiple titles. A core of Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving is as good as any in the league, but now Cavs general...Show More Summary

Wesley Snipes: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Wesley Snipes' good looks are clearly not expendable.Here's the then 33-year-old "White Man Can't Jump" star at a Los Angeles movie premiere back in 1995 (left) and nearly 20 years later -- the now 52-year-old "The Expendables 3" actor in France…

Good Genes! 20 Celeb Moms With Lookalike Daughters

Who says stars are one of a kind? These 20 famous women have kids who are their carbon copies.… READ ON

Hulk Hogan: Good Genes Or Good Docs?

Hulk Hogan has the looks of a champion.Here's the then 37-year-old WWF heavyweight at a Los Angeles golf tournament back in 1990 (left) and 24 years later -- the soon to be 61-year-old Rent-A-Center spokesperson and WrestleMania XXX host at a New…

Gene Weingarten: when “plagiarism” is merely petty bull-poo

4 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Gene Weingarten : Good afternoon. There is yet another plagiarism scandal afoot. I declare it a silly one, and therefore predict that what I am writing here will raise a mini-foofaraw in journalistic circles. It may well get me targeted by the same journalism Internet sleuths who broke this “scandal,” and they might comb my […]

Want to avoid a pandemic? Here’s a good way to start.

4 weeks agoNews : The Great Debate

There’s a difference between working with strains that are not transmissible between humans -- or with subsets of genes from inactive virus -- and deliberately constructing and then researching live, intact viruses that could escape a lab and spread.

Mike Myers: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Mike Myers looks are nothing to laugh at!Here's the then 27-year-old "Saturday Night Live" comedian at a party back in 1990 (left) and 24 years later -- the now 51-year-old "Shrek" star at a movie in New York City earlier this year (right).Yeah…

Durable Goods Orders Rise More Than Expected in June

Gene J. Puskar/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in June, pointing to momentum in the economy at the end of the second quarter. The Commerce Department said Friday...Show More Summary

KISS' Gene Simmons' tax tongue wagging is off base

KISS sure knows something about putting on a good rock and roll show, but apparently the band's bassist Gene Simmons doesn't know quite enough about taxes. In a July 4 interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Simmons wagged his famous tongue about, among other things, the joys of being wealthy. Show More Summary

Neil Patrick Harris: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Neil Patrick Harris' good looks are center stage!Here's the then 16-year-old "Doogie Howser, M.D." doctor at a Los Angeles holiday party back in 1989 (left) and 25 years later -- the now 41-year-old Broadway badass leaving a New York City theater…

CNIO researchers discover a gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer

An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system: the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. This process is not yet well understood, but it is known that stem cells in the organs play a key role, and that when repair fails, the organism ages more quickly. Show More Summary

The Last Hurrah for ‘At the Movies’

Great piece by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky for The A.V. Club on co-hosting the final run of At the Movies, including an astute analysis of what made Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert so good at it. ?

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