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You Can Do Gene Editing at Home

One of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in this century is a gene-editing technique called CRISPR Cas-9, which makes altering DNA fast, cheap, and easy. It’s so easy, in fact, that one company is actually offering mail-order kits that let anyone do the technique at home. That’s exciting – but should it also be terrifying?

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Moviegoers Blink In Sync Because The Brain Doesn't …

You blink 15-20 times per minute. If you watch a 150-minute movie, that translates to about 15 minutes worth of screen time. That’s a lot of Middle Earth to miss! (No wonder the Eye of Sauron never blinks.) Don’t worry though: studies suggest that our brains have figured out a way to compensate.Related: Time Isn’t Constant For Your Brain