Gene engineers make super-size plants that are 40% larger – MIT Technology Review

Researchers hope to create a new “green revolution” by improving photosynthesis.

Genetic engineers in Illinois have designed tobacco plants that grow as much as 40% larger than usual. If similar changes can be made to soybeans or potatoes, it could increase food supplies—though you won’t see the new plants in fields for many years.

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People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds – The Verge

Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.

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12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Find out the most surprising uses of Vicks in this helpful article.

Whenever I had a cold, those were my mom’s go-to remedies. She would make me a glass of hot water, honey, and brandy and then rub Vicks on my chest. I always felt instantly better (and slightly tipsy).

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What Facebook knows about you – Axios

On Facebook’s map of humanity, the node for “you” often includes vast awareness of your movements online and a surprising amount of info about what you do offline, too.

The big picture: Even when you’re cautious about sharing, Facebook’s dossier on you will be hefty. Facebook tackles its mission of “bringing the world closer together” by creating a map of humanity, and each of us represents a tiny node on this “social graph.”

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When I Give Someone Flowers, What Message is the Color Sending?

Are you sure you’re sending out the right message? Find out the colors of flowers and their meaning in this article.

A lot of people use flowers to express their feelings. Men, for example, declare their undying love to the women of their dreams by sending flowers. Whether it’s Valentine’s day, anniversary, birthday, a women will surely receive a bouquet of carefully arranged flowers.

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15 Glorious Hangover ‘Cures’ From Around the World – Gastro Obscura

Before you wake to a rough morning, check out some of our favorite submissions below. While we can’t guarantee that any of these “cures” will work, why not start the new year off right by trying something new? The only thing you have to lose is that pounding headache.

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In the Universe of Equations, Virtually All Are Prime | Quanta Magazine

Equations, like numbers, cannot always be split into simpler elements. Researchers have now proved that such “prime” equations are ubiquitous.

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10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth | MindShift | KQED News

Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media Lab applies the Creative Learning Spiral to show how parents and educators can better support kids’ creativity.

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