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Bitter food but good medicine from cucumber genetics

High-tech genomics and traditional Chinese medicine come together as researchers identify the genes responsible for the intense bitter taste of wild cucumbers. Taming this bitterness made cucumber, pumpkin and their relatives into popular...Show More Summary

Lookin’ to Fight: Silver Surfer vs. Thor

This is the debut of a new bit that we’ll see how it goes. The basic concept was pitched to me by artist Vlad Momot. Here is how it works. Every installment, I provide you good folks a fight match-up between two characters (the general set-up for the fight is that it is not to […]

Has a possible new lead been found in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases?

Good communication between brain cells is vital for optimal (mental) health. Mutations in the TBC1D24 gene inhibit this process, thereby causing neurodegeneration and epilepsy. Fruit flies with a defect in Skywalker, the fruit fly variant of TBC1D24, are being used as a model for neurodegeneration. Show More Summary

Chloe Sevigny: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Chloe Sevigny looked like Chloe Sevigny before it was even a thing.Here's a 22-year-old version of the "Kids" actress at a NYC party that was so cool you'd never know about it (left) and 18 years later... the fashion muse and queen to the hipsters…

An American in Paris Without Gene Kelly?

When I learned recently that so many of my good friends were cast in the upcoming "reimagining" of An American in Paris, I eagerly went to the website to read about the new production scheduled to premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on December 10, 2014, and to open in New York City next spring. Show More Summary

An American in Paris Without Gene Kelly?

When I learned recently that so many of my good friends were cast in the upcoming "reimagining" of An American in Paris, I eagerly went to the website to read about the new production scheduled to premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on December 10, 2014, and to open in New York City next spring. Show More Summary

Pantyhose Help Reveal Why Mosquitoes Prefer Humans

Thousands of years ago some mosquitoes made "a really good evolutionary move": They developed a taste for humans. A new study digs into the genes that led to this evolutionary shift, which had many mosquitoes give up on furry forest animals—and it relied on guinea pigs and pantyhose to...

From wildcats to furballs: Researchers study the genome evolution of house cats

Who's a good kitty — and what genes make them so? A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, undertook a genetic study of modern house cats, NBC News reports, to determine what features have evolved in them as they were domesticated with humans. Show More Summary

Eric Dane: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Eric Dane is a huge star!Here's a 31-year-old version of the "Charmed" actor at a fancy Hollywood movie premiere back in 2003 (left) and 11 years later -- the "Grey's Anatomy" hunk -- who celebrates his 42nd birthday this weekend -- at a store…

Gene for HDL cholesterol linked to longer life, study finds

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A new study lends additional evidence to the likelihood that genes associated with high levels of the so-called good cholesterol appear to contribute to exceptionally long life expectancy and resistance to age-related disease. Read full article >>

War Thunder prepares to roll out Steel Generals

Do you enjoy being able to roll around on the ground in War Thunder while taking out anything on the business end of your tank's main guns? Good! The game's next update is giving you new ways to do just that. War Thunder: Steel Generals...Show More Summary

Weird Al Yankovic: Good Genes Or Good Docs?!

There's nothing satirical about Weird Al Yankovic's good looks!Here's a 27-year-old version of the polka enthusiast just before his Michael Jackson's "Bad" parody prime (left) -- and 28 years later... the squeezebox slayer -- who celebrated his 55th…

Presidents, Precedents, and Perpetual War

Gene Healy Good news: after nearly three months of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the branding’s finally caught up to the bombing. Our latest war in the Middle East finally has a name: “Operation Inherent Resolve” is what we’re calling it, the Pentagon recently announced. Show More Summary

F5 To Retain Its Growth Momentum In Q4’14

As drivers of F5's future growth, we see: 1) continued strength in sales of F5's security solutions; 2) the "Good, Better, Best" bundling options; 3) rising momentum from the replacement of Cisco’s ACE installed base; and, 3) a general trend toward broader adoption of its full solution portfolio by large enterprises, service providers and government customers.

Hugh Jackman: Good Genes or Good Docs?

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Hugh Jackman's handsome face is anything but "Les Miserables."Here's the then 29-year-old "X-Men" actor hanging out at an awards party in Melbourne, Australia back in 1997 (left) and 17 years later... the broadway show "The River" actor -- who turns…

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Suzanna Danuta Walters, The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality

From Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. Show More Summary

The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality

The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality Chat with Suzanna Danuta Walters about her new book, with host Tracy Baim. 5pm ET, 2pm PT. From Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American [...]

Meet Chuck Grant, Lana Del Rey's Equally Gorgeous And Talented Sister

Now this is what you call good genes. Thanks to a recent interview in Nylon Magazine, we found out that Lana Del Rey has an equally talented and stunning little sister, photographer Chuck (real name: Caroline) Grant. Though Grant describes...Show More Summary

New "Programmable" Antibiotic Targets Drug-Resistant Genes

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A fundamental drawback to antibiotics is that they indiscriminately target all of the bacteria in your body, including the good ones. So how cool would it be if we could engineer a smart antibiotic that targets specific strains of bacteria? Researchers at Rockefeller University have just taken us one major step forward in that direction. Read more...

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