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The U.S. Is Still Far From Legalizing Three-Parent Babies

We have the technology, but we lag behind the Brits. What do they know that we don’t?<p>This past February, the United Kingdom became the first country to legalize mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), also known as mitochondrial DNA replacement, which can be used to make “three-parent babies.” …

Genetics

The Moon May Be The Result Of Earth's Collision With Its Long-Lost Twin

Digging up dirt on our satellite's back story<p>Our beloved Moon, often the staple of a peaceful and tranquil nighttime scene, has a pretty violent origin story.<p>In 1970, researchers proposed the “giant impact” hypothesis, which reasons that the Moon is the result of a huge collision between the Earth …

Stress of divorce can 'triple risk' of children getting diabetes

Study analyses 10,000 families with children who did not already have condition and also looked at factors including if there was any family conflict or change of structure<p>Stressful life events in childhood such as death or illness in the family, divorce or separation can triple the risk of …

Drones and the Future of Farming

See a cloud passing our Milky Way’s central black hole

Join astronomers in examining the fate of G2, which has survived its encounter with the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way.<p>Here is …

Black Holes

Can vitamin E rescue your immune cells?

When your body is in under oxidative stress, your immune system gets weaker. Exposure to UV radiation, air pollution, smoking, and drinking alcohol …

NASA scientist: We’ll find signs of alien life by 2025

“We know where to look. We know how to look,” said NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan.<p>There will be <i>strong indications</i> of alien life within a decade …

Geometry makes this foam hard to crush

Materials scientist Jonathan Berger has developed a solid foam that he describes as “the most efficient in the universe.”<p>Called Isomax, this …

Sandra Bullock sounds terrified in 911 call reporting an intruder

Sandra Bullockdefinitely wasn't acting last July when an intruder was in her home: Her fear is palpable in a 911 call played Thursday in court.<p>"I'm in my closet. I have a safe door in my bedroom," the actress can be heard telling the dispatcher. "I've locked it and I'm locked in the closet right …

Amazon Studios gets Spike Lee's next film, 'Chiraq,' report says

Amazon's war with Netflix to attract top-notch Hollywood talent is heating up.<p>Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee has signed a deal to make Amazon the home for his next film, "Chiraq," Hollywood-tracking news site TheWrap is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the project. Few …

'NBA never consulted with us!' Miami Heat 'blindsided' by plan to hold basketball camps in Cuba | Fox News

The Miami Heat plans to protest the NBA’s decision to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored.<p>Officials in the front office of the Miami Heat say they were blindsided when they read …

Duke's Jahlil Okafor will enter NBA draft

He won. He’s done – playing in college, at least.<p>Fresh off helping Duke win the NCAA tournament, Young graduate and Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor will enter the NBA draft.<p>“I've fantasized of the day that I could play professional basketball,” the 6-foot-10, 270-pound center said in a statement. “I …

While Still Early, MLB Game Lengths Down Nearly 10 Minutes Due To Rule Changes

The 2015 Major League Baseball season is less than a week old, but there are signs that changes designed to increase the pace of play in the league are having an effect. In the 35 nine-inning games played through last night, the average length of a MLB game has been 2 hours, 52 minutes , according …

Dropbox Now Lets Consumers Edit Microsoft Office Online Files Too

Dropbox has extended its integration of Microsoft’s Office productivity software by allowing users to edit Office Online files in their browser and save them directly to Dropbox.<p>While the two companies have already given Dropbox Business users the ability to edit Office files directly, extending …

Software

Walgreens to close 200 stores, boost cost cutting

Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced plans to close about 200 U.S. stores as part of its first earnings report since it merged with European drug retailer Alliance Boots last year.<p>Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, said it will close the stores amid plans to boost its …

Google doesn't care where you went to college

Google is consistently rated the best place to work. So you need a degree from Harvard to get in the door, right?<p>Not really, according to Laszlo Bock, Google's Head of People Operations.<p>When the company was small, Google cared a lot about getting kids from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. But Bock said …

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Walter Scott Shooting: Dash Cam Video From Traffic Stop Is Released

Dash cam video released Thursday shows the initial interaction between Walter Scott and the officer who soon after fatally shot the father of four in the back as he ran away.<p>The video shows what starts off as a routine traffic stop and apparently benign encounter between former Officer Michael …

Justice

Wisconsin man arrested at O'Hare, accused of trying to join Islamic State

A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group.<p>Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day after being arrested at O'Hare International Airport …

Kim and Khloé Kardashian Meet the Armenian Prime Minister

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Kim Kardashian West and sister Khloé met with the Armenian Prime Minister on …

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