Through the 23andMe one can get to know their genetic make-up by sending a saliva sample in the test tube 23andMe provides
In a stunning announcement, Eric Schmidt, head of Alphabet, Inc., the holding company that owns Google, said today in a press conference at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, that at midnight on New Year's Eve of this year, the iconic Google search engine will become property of a new nonprofit organization called Unlimited Years of Search, or UYS.
The American dream is real.
Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Jena University Hospital in Germany analyzed 40,000 genes in three different organism - roundworms, zebrafish and mice. The scientists looked for RNA molecules that - along with DNA - direct protein synthesis. Certain genes help move aging forward, and the idea is that by blocking some of these genes, their effect is stunted, and their lifespan extended.
September 8 is International Literacy Day. Even though Google's recent restructuring has nothing to do with literacy, it is a curious fact that the parent company that Larry Page and Sergey Brin created, is called, Alphabet. As Larry wrote in his blog, speaking for Sergey and himself:
We've been through a lot together.
"Don’t worry, we’re still getting used to the name too!"
This is the problem with turning society over to engineers. While they love efficiency, they are not great a uncertainty, failure or serendipity. And in many ways, those elements are the most interesting aspects of the texture of the human experience. And all of this is about to be lost.
Google Antitrust Case: Can European Institutions Do Anything Other Than Investigate U.S. Tech Companies?
As a true believer in a unified Europe, I dream a continent willing to invest in future generations and ready to support all viewpoints -- a diversity that reinforces a common vision and builds fair opportunities for all European citizens.
Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.
Google works very differently from other companies that have been dubbed "gatekeepers" and that are regulated accordingly. We are not a ferry, a railroad, a telecommunications network, or an electricity grid with only one line serving you and no competitors allowed. No one is stuck using Google. People have choices, and they exercise them all the time. We know that if we cease to be useful, our users will leave. The barriers to entry are negligible, because competition is just one click away.
If you really think about the things that you need to make yourself happy -- housing, security, opportunities for your kids