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Scientists Seek Better Guidelines for Editing Genes in Human Embryos

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:45:00 GMT

In the first of two meetings, an international commission discussed the criteria required before such experiments should be conducted—if ever

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Astronomers Closer to Cracking Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Canadian telescope finds eight more repeating blasts—energetic events from deep in the cosmos

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Alarm as Devastating Banana Fungus Reaches the Americas

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:45:00 GMT

The region produces most of the world’s banana exports—and the fungus affects the most popular commercial variety

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3-D Printing and the Race for Space

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT

It lets aerospace engineers develop high-quality parts much faster than they could with traditional fabrication methods

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Truth, Lies & Uncertainty

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Searching for reality in unreal times

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West Point Uniforms Signify Explosive Chemistry

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:40:00 GMT

U.S. Military Academy cadets wear the colors black, gray and gold for reasons found in gunpowder's chemistry.

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Everyone Is an Agent in the New Information Warfare

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:15:00 GMT

Before you click “like,” hit “pause”

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How to Defraud Democracy

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT

A worst-case cyberwarfare scenario for the 2020 American presidential election

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California's Mount Shasta Loses a Historical Eruption

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Clues from an old map erase a false 1786 event and are part of a global volcanic-record cleanup

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Uncovering the Secrets of Flycatcher Eyes

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

A never before seen collection of structures in the birds’ retinas may help them track speedy prey

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Whistle-Blower Complaint Highlights CDC Turmoil on Climate

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:45:00 GMT

The filing will raise concerns that the agency is shifting climate funds to other programs

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Astronomers Spy a Black Hole Devouring a Neutron Star

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:00:00 GMT

If confirmed, the detection could be the first of its kind and would open new vistas on Einstein’s general theory of relativity and the physics of extreme matter

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Truth, Lies & Uncertainty

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:30:00 GMT

Searching for reality in unreal times

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Graphics That Seem Clear Can Easily Be Misread  

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:00 GMT

Misreading data visualizations can reinforce biased perceptions

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Protocells, Bombardment, Martian Erosion and Biofluorescence

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:00:00 GMT

What do these things have in common? They’re all important for astrobiology

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Old Dinosaur Turns into Something New

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A fossil uncovered in the 1970s turns out to be a previously unknown species

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Top U.S. Medical Centers Roll Out DNA Sequencing Clinics for Healthy Clients

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Patients can pay hundreds to thousands of dollars to screen for genetic health risks

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Gene Editing Humans: It's Not Just about Safety

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 GMT

The temptation to use these technologies to “enhance” ourselves or our children, or to edit out undesirable traits, will be enormous

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Bridging a Binary Universe

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Modern physicists continue to enshrine the split between the heavens and the earth perceived by our ancestors

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A Flash on Jupiter, the Death of Mitochondria and the World under Your Skin: The Week's Best Science GIFs

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Enjoy and loop on

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Science Communication: Truth, Lies and Uncertainty

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:30:00 GMT



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Scientists Mull the Astrobiological Implications of an Airless Alien Planet

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:00:00 GMT

A rocky world devoid of atmosphere arouses debate over the habitability of the Milky Way’s most common star systems

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Trials Test if C-section Babies Benefit from Mom's Microbes

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Swabbing infants with mothers’ vaginal bacteria could affect the children’s health, but critics warn of sparse data and high risk

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NASA Has Committed to a Rocket for the Europa Mission--and It Won't Be Ready on Time

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Although alternatives such as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy exist, the space agency is legally required to launch its Europa Clipper spacecraft on the behind-schedule Space Launch System

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Racing toward Absolute Zero

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT

A lab at the University of Cambridge is looking for materials that have weird quantum properties at the coldest temperatures possible

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