Month: November 2018

A San Francisco based company has made trading cards of Silicon Valley’s top VCs because, well, it’s Silicon Valley

TouchBase has released collectible trading cards featuring Silicon Valley’s top investors and advisors.  Cards include notable investors like Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham and Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen.  The cards include stats for each investor, like their total number of investments and number of exits. A pack of five cards goes for $59.99.  Ever think you’d hear […]

Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live

Genealogy and DNA site Ancestry once partnered with Google’s stealthy life-extension spinoff, a company called Calico, to study the genetics of longevity. The new study suggests that our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously believed. Instead, traits and behaviors that include everything from diet and exercise to friendliness appear […]