From The Ground Up Gluten-Free Snacks

Cauliflower-based pretzels and crackers that actually satisfy

At last, pretzels made for gluten-free and vegan snackers. From the Ground Up snacks are made from cauliflower and cassava flour—the product of a dried and ground cassava root (a tropical root vegetable that looks something like the lovechild of a potato and a coconut). The snacks are delicious (with the mildest cauliflower aftertaste), low in calories and carbs, and, most importantly, service a subset …

Bristly Lets Dogs Brush Their Own Teeth

This toy entertains your pooch while also improving their oral hygiene

Pinning your dog down to brush his or her teeth isn’t fun for anybody—between their painstaking reluctancy and your own guilt—but ignoring their oral health isn’t possible. Dental bones and other chews can help, but they don’t often get into those hard-to-reach places. Fortunately, a Kickstarter launched recently with a solution to the double-fault dilemma: a toy that’s dedicated to cleaning a dog’s teeth and …

Hope Rises From New Gene-Editing Method

Innovative Genomics Institute—a partnership between University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley—has released their findings on a new gene-editing method that holds the potential to advance treatment against cancer. This new immunotherapy process involves using electric fields rather than viruses to splice into white blood cells to deliver gene-editing tools and modified genetic material. Not only is it efficient, it’s far …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From cannabis culture to public art, Pantera and more—our look around the web

1. Artist Prune Nourry’s Incense + Blowtorch-Driven Catharsis For the unveiling of “The Amazon,” artist Prune Nourry’s new sculpture outside The Standard High Line hotel, Nourry took a blowtorch to a portion of the work—igniting hundreds of sticks of red incense. The French multimedia artist’s piece represents healing and catharsis, and draws inspiration from a First Century Roman marble wounded Amazon warrior statue at the …

Advancements in 3D Human Heart Organoids

Companies like Hong Kong’s Novoheart and New York’s Tara Biosystems are producing miniature hearts that, as Wired points out, can not only save lives but also save money in scientific research. These creations (the former, pea-sized and the latter, a flat, petri-dish version) react to some types of treatment similar to the way a human heart would. Organoid technology isn’t new but the successful biological …