Early on a September morning, with the smell of smoke in the air as a wildfire raged five miles away, a team set out on a search and rescue attempt in Big Sur.
Finds Stories. Writes Them.
Yeast’s Psychedelic Awakening by Octarine
For thousands of years, yeast helped us get drunk. During lockdown, many are discovering the wonders of yeast for sourdough baking projects.
Hello & Goodbye
The word “endangered” has allowed humans to feel detached from the effects we are having on other animals.
WSGR’s Norviel has this IP advice for synthetic biology startups
“Biology is messy,” Vern Norviel, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati says. “And that drives everything in the biotech world.”
Mind the gap
The commonly cited statistic that women make 7 cents for every dollar earned by a man feels antiquated and from a different time.
Synthetic biology and the brain: Bryan Johnson and Ed Boyden on The Neobiological Revolution
The second day of SynBioBeta 2018 started off in a big way, with NEO.LIFE founder Jane Metcalfe moderating the keynote fireside chat “Neuroscience and synthetic biology: The neobiological revolution.”
On solving the brain: Ed Boyden and the new neuroscience
On Ed Boyden’s Twitter feed, you’ll find a picture of him with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Boyden, wearing a blazer, no tie, and glasses, holds up a Petri dish as Trudeau, sleeves rolled up and tie loosened, leans in to examine the sample.
Can outdoor festivals shed ‘environmental disaster’ label and go green?
It’s almost 2 a.m. at Lightning in a Bottle, a music festival in Bradley, Calif. The Portland, Ore.-based DJ, Emancipator, is playing his last hypnotic beat and the final headliner, Zhu, just finished an intense electronic set.
Why scientists are infiltrating music festivals
Sheena Cruickshank stood in front of a crowd of millennials in flower crowns and harem pants.
Climbing Into Old Age: 7 Senior Climbers Share Their Experience and Advice
Unlike many sports, climbing has a vibrant community of participants in their 60s and 70s. The Ironworks gym in Berkeley, California, calls these veteran climbers the Geriatric Crew.