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Gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to treat humans for the first time

The controversial gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to create custom blood cells that hunt cancer — its first use to treat humans. A study at the University of Pennsylvania received an initial approval from the ethical gatekeepers at the National Institutes of Health this week, the …

A Strange, Low-Pitched Sound Is Coming From The Caribbean Sea

Scientists have never heard anything like it.<p>The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have …

Gulf Stream

The Developed World Is Missing the Point About Modern Slavery

Earlier this month, the Walk Free Foundation — an Australian NGO — released the first ever “modern slavery index,” which hoped to highlight the …

Civil Society

What Everyone Must Know About Industry 4.0

First came steam and the first machines that mechanized some of the work our ancestors did. Next was electricity, the assembly line and the birth of mass production. The third era of industry came about with the advent of computers and the beginnings of automation, when robots and machines began to …

Manufacturing

3D printing produces human-hairlike bristles

Slowly but surely, researchers are stripping away the limitations of 3D printers.<p>Until now, dense and finely featured objects had been considered off-limits, simply because the computer-aided design (CAD) files required would be enormous and take hours to compute. But new software designed by …

3D Printing

Had enough? These are the most popular countries for Brits looking to work abroad

Changes to junior doctors contracts, increasing animosity about Britain's place in the EU and even the delayed arrival of summer weather are enough to make anyone want to throw in the Union Flag-decorated towel.<p>While most Britons would prefer to stay in the UK for their next job, according to the …

Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Over 90 per cent of mammal species were wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, …

Glow-in-The-Dark Cement Could Soon Light Up a City Near You

Guided by the light.<p>Researchers from the Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Mexico have designed a new type of phosphorescent cement - …

Engineering

The Best Places to Travel in July

Summer is in full swing in July, but there’s still time to plan a getaway. Family trips are on the agenda for some, and others just want to escape …

Travel

Scientists Accidentally Created Nanorods That Harvest Water From The Air

This is so cool.<p>Incredible scientific discoveries happen all the time when researchers haven't been looking for them, and new nanorods that harvest …

Engineering

America’s Favorite Cities for Affordable Getaways

The Windy City comes in as number 15 on this year’s list of America’s favorite cities for affordable attractions, thanks largely to its collection of …

Magnesium, Alternative Medicine and Science

Neil de Grasse Tyson is the quintessential nerd celebrity. He is a brilliant astrophysicist who is comfortable mixing it up with Bill Maher. He always says something that makes me think. Last night, he was discussing the Big Bang with Mr. Maher who was being playfully skeptical of the idea that our …

Oh My God, Fish Can Recognise Human Faces

A new study finds that archerfish can learn to distinguish one human face from others.<p>It's enough to make this writer seriously consider vegetarianism: A new study has found that fish can recognise human faces.<p>The paper, published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>, found that archerfish—a tropical species that …

How often you should wash your hair, according to science

The question is a vexing one. And there are lots of different answers people swear by.<p>For example, Kim Kardashian says she only washes her hair twice a week.<p>Outside the shower, our scalps gradually get shinier, darker, and oilier.<p>So why does it happen? And how often should you wash to keep the …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Research

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

New algorithm may lead to a picture of an actual black hole

MIT grad student Katie Bouman and her team have developed an algorithm that could finally show us a photo of an actual black hole. See, all the black hole "photos" you've seen thus far, including the one above, are merely artist interpretations depicting what we think they look like. In order to …

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What’s happening to the fireflies?

<b>Noticing fewer fireflies in the past few years? You’re not alone; here's why and why it matters.</b><p>Every time I write about fireflies, readers roundly …

Nature

Make the Most of Small Spaces with a Garden Terrace

Terrace gardens come in all shapes, forms, and designs, from urban rooftop gardens to secluded suburban patio hideaways. The one thing all these …

Here's Stephen Hawking's Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

His mind was truly incomparable.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away - leaving behind a lot of heartbroken …

Physics

Science Says Your Dog Knows Exactly What You’re Thinking, Which Definitely Isn’t Creepy

The same may be true for cats, but this photo of a chihuahua in glasses was better<p>Fido is a regular mind-reader: Researchers from the U.K. and Brazil recently found that dogs have the cognitive ability to tell the difference between positive and negative emotions expressed by humans and other dogs. …

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

Bees can sense flowers’ electric fields, researcher finds | The Star

At first, all Gregory Sutton really wanted to know was why flowers looked so different.<p>He was “naive,” the University of Bristol biologist told the …

US Army's smart earplugs spare soldiers from loud noises

As you might imagine, soldiers can't just use garden variety earplugs to protect their ears. It might tone down the sounds of explosions and gunshots, but it'll also prevent them from hearing a crucial command or an enemy on the other side of a doorway. It's less of an issue for the US Army these …

This Franchisee Isn't Just Selling Ice Cream. He's Selling K-12 Science.

5 min read<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you’re a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email franchiseplayers@entrepreneur.com.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Rob West<p><b>Franchise:</b> Sub Zero Ice Cream, in Simi Valley and Laguna Niguel, Calif.<p><b>Number of</b> …

Ice Cream

Syrian Teen's 9-Minute Doc Hits Cannes, Sundance, L.A. Film Fest

Khaldiya Jibawi dreams of being a documentary filmmaker.<p>And she's off to a great start.<p>The 18-year-old Syrian refugee made her first film in a refugee camp in Jordan, and it's been shown at Sundance, SXSW and the Cannes Film Festival, to name a few. This weekend, her documentary shows at the Los …

Memory-Erasing Drug Could Eliminate Severe Emotional Disorders — Is There a Downside?

Imagine you are a PTSD sufferer. Perhaps you saw your buddies get ripped apart by an IED on the battlefield. Or you are the victim of a terrible …

The Brain

Surveyor 1 Photos: NASA's 1st Lunar Landing Happened 50 Years Ago

Surveyor 1: NASA's First Lunar Soft Landing<p>Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State Univeristy<p>Fifty years ago today on June 2, 1966, …