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Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Spliced Into Elephant Cells

But don’t expect mammoth clones anytime soon<p>A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab at Harvard University successfully copied genes from frozen woolly mammoths and pasted them into the genome of an Asian …

Genetics

Scientists, not poets, can tell you the truth about love

Boffins are poring over brain scans of people in, out of, and never touched by the mysterious force we call love. But what on earth do they hope to learn?<p>"She was filled with a strange, wild, unfamiliar happiness and knew that this was love… Never before, not even in dreams… had she felt anything …

Australian researchers unveil world's first 3D printed jet engine

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian researchers unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed jet engine on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.<p>Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co, …

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

Frankenstein-style human head transplant 'could happen in two years'

Italian surgeon claims procedure to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body will soon be ready<p>The first human head transplant could take place in just two years, it was reported on Thursday.<p>Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, claims the …

Google network learns to play Space Invaders in breakthrough for artificial intelligence

The DQN network learned how to play classic video games including Space Invaders and Breakout without programming<p>Artificial intelligence has taken a major step forward after Google created a network which learned to play a range of computer games on its own without being pre-programmed.<p>The Deep Q …