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NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

An asteroid has been by Earth’s side for around 100 years—and it’s here to stay for a while longer.<p>Sized between 120 feet and 300 feet, the quasi-satellite named Asteroid 2016 HO3 was first discovered on April 27, 2016, by the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope in Hawaii. Nicknamed “mini moon,” …

Asteroids

The Apollo mission photos you haven’t seen: Space selfies, pee bags and too many moon close-ups

About a dozen images from the Apollo moon missions have stood the test of time: Neil Armstrong’s lonesome footprint in the moon dust, Buzz Aldrin’s …

Space Science

Intel Outside as Other Companies Prosper from AI Chips - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1997, Andy Grove, then chief executive officer of Intel, became one of the first corporate titans to embrace the teachings of Harvard …

A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically alter humans

In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were successful, but 26 — nearly half of them — failed, setting off a heated debate throughout the scientific community on the ethics of altering human …

This Game Engine-Rendered Sci-Fi Short Film's Graphics Are Jaw-Dropping

The Unity Demo Team show off new digital filmmaking tools in their latest short film, 'Adam.'<p>When artificially intelligent humanoids pass beyond the uncanny valley, most theorists assume they will one day become indistinguishable from humans. Or, perhaps they will pass into another realm of …

After a Secret Meeting, Scientists Announce They Are Making Synthetic Human Genomes

It's happening.<p>An international group of scientists has just announced their plan to create a synthetic human genome within 10 years - which means …

Genetics

Scientists eye creating synthetic human genomes in lab

Mapping the genetic code was only complete 13 years ago, but researchers are already setting their sights on another lofty goal – creating a …

12-Year-Old to Study Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis

At age 11, Tanishq Abraham became the youngest student to graduate with three degrees in the 60-year history of his Sacramento college.<p>Now, at age …

College & University

Copper is key in burning fat: Scientist says results could provide new target for obesity research

Scientist says results could provide new target for obesity research<p>For the first time copper's role in fat metabolism has been established by …

Watch These Japanese Students Defy Nature by Hatching a Chicken Without an Egg

For generations, human beings have been beating their heads against the proverbial wall, trying in vain to figure out which came first—the chicken, …