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CRISPR Co-Discoverer: "I've Never Seen Science Move at the Pace It's Moving Now"

Pushing the Pace<p>The CRISPR gene editing tool has already been used to perform some incredible feats of science, from manipulating the social behavior …

Skeletons say arthritis isn't about aging — it's about activity

A new study has revealed that the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the knees of humans has doubled since the mid-20th century — and not because we're …

Harvard

Researchers Turn Spinach Leaf into Beating Heart Tissue

A team of scientists has transformed spinach leaves into beating human heart tissue after first coming up with the idea during their lunch.<p>The …

Researchers imprint stable, chemically active polymer equivalents of DNA

In a carefully designed polymer, researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences have imprinted a sequence of a single strand of DNA. The resulting …

This Is the Ideal Number of Sexual Partners, According to Science

While love is difficult to quantify with facts and figures, research suggests certain qualities are deemed more attractive than others. For example, …

These Nanostructures Are Hacking Nature

Microscopic structures that can't be seen with the naked eye have defied the laws of physics and may revolutionize the future.<p>Let's get small: In …

Physics

Here's What Scientists Think The World Will Be Like in 2045

Still no hoverboards.<p>The world will be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to …

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. I thought I'd see for myself.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's good to be skeptical about wonder drugs, because often there's nothing wonderful about them at all. So when a finance worker …

New findings: anxiety is linked to death from cancer in men

About one in 14 people around the world are affected by anxiety disorders at any given time. Those who suffer from these conditions experience …

Higgs Boson Physicist May Have Killed the Birth Control Pill

Hormonal contraceptives might be a thing of the past.<p>When the physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN discovered the Higgs boson …

Eating Yellow Food Could Be the Secret to Happiness

A cheerful strategy for when you're feeling down.<p>Some say money buys you happiness, others believe in the power of positive thinking.<p>Turns out, there could be a cheaper and easier way to put a smile on your face. According to a new study, the answer lies in eating yellow foods.<p>Research by The Happy …

By adding an antibody to HIV treatment, researchers send virus into 'sustained remission' in monkeys

Scientists may have found a way for patients with HIV to keep the virus in check without having to take powerful drugs every day. But despite an early success in monkeys, they are scratching their heads over how, exactly, their experimental therapy works.<p>A clinical trial in rhesus macaques found …

Try Not to Cry While Watching Earth Rise From the Moon in HD

These aren’t renderings, special effects, or a scene from <i>No Man’s Sky</i>. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya …

'It gave me superpowers': The men who say sexual abstinence changed their lives

A man who gave up masturbation for 700 days says his abstinence gave him "superpowers".<p>He is one of 200,000 men who have joined the "NoFap" online …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

3-D Printed Bone Material Acts Like Real Bone for Custom-Made Implants

Researchers have invented a new type of artificial bone that can be shaped using a 3-D printer for customized implants.<p>The new material, which they call hyper-elastic bone, appears to act like natural bone in the body and can repair deformed bones and some injuries, the team reports in the journal …

How Ben Affleck and Other 40+ Actors Redefine Movie Fitness

Actors playing superheroes are helping lead a fitness movement: the Aesthetic Revolution<p>In the past, superhero films often chose the biggest, buffest …

Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why

Scientists discover adaptations to life in extreme environments in the tardigrade genome<p>Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, …

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Tardigrades’ Radiation Defense Could Help Human Space Travel

Tardigrades are pretty much impossible to kill. No, seriously — the tiny organisms also known as water bears or mossy piglets can survive the …

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation

Tardigrades, or water bears, are pudgy, microscopic animals that look like a cross between a caterpillar and a naked mole rat. These aquatic …

Here's how small the North Korean Internet is

North Korea is the most repressive, secretive state in the world. There’s no free press, no independent media, and scarce few people have access to the Internet. It’s about as close as you can get to George Orwell’s Airstrip One.<p>One brilliant illustration of this is found in North Korea’s DNS …

North Korea

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics

Robot deception, addiction and possibility of AIs exceeding their remits noted as hazards that manufacturers should consider<p>Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more …

Health and Safety

“Impossible” Time Crystals May Actually Be Real, Say Physicists

Cutting edge physics research gives us another remarkable idea that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. In 2012, Nobel-Prize …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Black Holes

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