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If You’re Empathetic, It Might Be Genetic

Being able to identify and respond to other people’s emotions helps us maintain healthy relationships, and encourages helping behavior. Previous …

Genetics

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

Genetics

99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years. The …

Dinosaurs

This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis

What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or …

Grand Canyon

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

A New Gene Therapy Cure Just Treated Its First-Ever Patient

Rarefied Cures<p>This March, child with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) became the second commercial gene therapy patient ever. The patient …

Biotechnology

Volcano looks like it’s erupting into the Milky Way in awesome picture

A photographer has captured incredible pictures of a Guatemalan volcano erupting – and he even managed make it look like it was shooting the Milky …

20,000 Year Old Tablets Revealed The Real Reason Of Our Existence On Earth

Earth is estimated to be about 4.5 billion years old, and for much of that history, it has been home to life in one form or another. Many people …

Bush 43 visits dad in hospital for 'huge morale boost'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been recovering from pneumonia in a Houston hospital this week, says he got a "huge morale boost" from his son, former President George W. Bush, after the 43rd president visited him.<p>"Big morale boost from a high-level delegation. No …

Government

Stem Cell Research Advancing Rapidly

Stem cells have been touted as treatments for everything from hair loss to heart disease.<p>But are those claims scientifically sound?<p>Research on the …

Medical Research

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

Magnetism

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Cannabis

The Terminator is here—watch Russian robot fire at targets with dual-wielding pistols

A Russian robot is scheduled to exit the Earth’s atmosphere in 2021, but it first needs to learn some basic skills before beginning its voyage. …

Robotics

Researchers Find a Way to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells

Artificial Thymus<p>Many artificial organs are being developed as an alternative to donated organs, which are only temporary solutions that require the …

Immunotherapy

This "Smart Drug" Could Hack Your Brain Chemistry to Increase Your Intelligence

The Science of Nootropics<p>Nootropics, broadly speaking, are substances that can safely enhance cognitive performance. They’re a group of (as yet …

The Brain

Solar-powered device can pull water out of thin air, even in the desert

One way of providing drinking water to people in parts of the world where it’s not readily available is to give them the tools to literally suck it …

MIT

US launches qualification tests for upgraded nuke bomb

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are claiming success with the first in a new series of test flights involving an upgraded version of a nuclear bomb that has been part of the U.S. arsenal for decades.<p>Work on the B61-12 has been ongoing for years, and government …

Military

Trump misspeaks, says US bombed Iraq

During an interview on Fox Business Network, President Trump mistakenly said the US launched 59 missiles, "Heading to Iraq."

Middle East

Jimmy Kimmel Plays Matt Damon, But Not Ben Affleck, Off The Oscars Stage

Perhaps you thought Matt Damon’s initial assault, Jimmy Kimmel’s tweeted response, and the latter’s opening monologue were the only aspects of Sunday’s 2017 Oscars that would feature the actor and the talk show host’s ongoing feud. If you did, then you’d be so very wrong, as Kimmel took sweet, …

Ben Affleck

Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Jim Al-Khalili

<b>Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Quantum Mechanics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the</b> …

Quantum Mechanics

Google Timelapse shows how humans have destroyed Earth over 32 years

Google recently updated their Earth Timelapse, which reveals the devastating impact human beings had on Earth between 1984 and 2016. From retreating …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …