Recoded organism paves way to new genetic language of life

    A form of life that uses a fresh genetic “language” could be just a few years away. This comes after geneticists used a new technique to recode 5 per cent of the Salmonella bacterium’s genome, introducing a record number of engineered changes into a single organism. Now the race is on to recode the entire […]

    6 Stressful Things New Entrepreneurs Never See Coming

    By the time you actually start your business, you’re already prepared for how hard entrepreneurship is. You’ve been told by classmates, friends, family members, peers, investors and partners that you’ll need to put in long hours, work nights and weekends and solve ridiculously hard challenges to eventually be successful. Related: 10 Things That Stress Out Entrepreneurs More Than […]

    Missed chance to build on success of The Illusionist

    Scotland’s animation industry missed the opportunity to capitalise on its Oscar success, according to a report. Animators from Scotland and Europe worked on The Illusionist, a critically acclaimed film released in 2010. The feature film, which was set in Scotland, went on to receive Oscar, Bafta and Golden Globe nominations. However, a report commissioned by […]

    5 Things Startups Can Learn From Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation has many market leaders scrambling to adopt new tactics and reshape their company cultures to mirror the leanness, flexibility and agility of successful startups that are rocking the commercial boat. Recently, several industries have experienced major disruptions due to startup companies making waves and striking out against the status quo. Digital transformation hinges on […]

  • Donald Trump and the ‘rise’ of scare ‘quotes’

    Did Barack Obama wiretap Donald Trump’s office, or merely “wiretap” them? On 4 March, Trump tweeted: “Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower.” At a press briefing on Monday, those quotation marks formed the basis of a justification for the outlandish accusation. “The president used the word ‘wiretap’ in quotes,” […]

    Why The Music Industry Is Finally Taking Podcasts Seriously

    LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Solange Knowles speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Solange is one of the latest guests on the music podcast Song Exploder, part of the Radiotopia Podcast Network. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) The podcast’s blessing may also be […]

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     Can a Feminist Be Pro-Life?

    Pro-life activists in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (AP Photo / Olivier Douliery) Is there such a thing as pro-life feminism? In January, New Wave Feminists, an anti-choice organization, was briefly listed as a sponsor on the website of the Women’s March on Washington. “Intersectional feminism is the future of feminism […]

    17 Essential Tools for Entrepreneurs

    One of the biggest challenges we face as entrepreneurs is staying on top of everything. You have to respond to emails, make sure your website works perfectly, organize projects, keep in touch with your network, and avoid getting distracted by social media, cat videos, and tools that only make you less productive. The Internet does […]