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Scientists working toward reversible kind of gene editing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes …

Ride the open roads of the US and Canada

What better way to explore the open roads of the US and Canada than on a motor bike? Imagine the curves in the Rocky Mountains, the long straight …

CRISPR Gene-Editing Might Cause Thousands of Unintended Mutations

The popular genetic engineering tool could cause hundreds or thousands of unwanted mutations, potentially creating random side effects.<p>Perhaps the largest medical breakthrough this side of the Human Genome Project has been the invention of CRISPR, a technique for rewriting entire sections of DNA. …

Genetics

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes! Just when we thought octopuses couldn’t be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that kills most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the …

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …

Happiness

Best of 2016 in pictures: Nature and Wildlife

<i>Best of 2016:</i> There’s no doubt that 2016 was a strange year – the headlines came in fast and furious delivering surprises and shocks in spades. The …

Marine Conservation

The 99 best things that happened in 2016, from Ebola’s eradication in West Africa to saving the manatees

Our media feeds are echo chambers. And those echo chambers don’t just reflect our political beliefs: they reflect our feelings about human progress. Bad news can be a bubble too, so here’s some good stuff that also happened in 2016.<p>Some of the biggest conservation successes in generation<p>1. British …

Scientists say radio signals from deep space could be aliens

Scientists may have found proof that E.T. really is phoning home — in the form of powerful radio signals, which have been detected repeatedly in the …

Solar Cycle

The New Cas9? Scientists Discover CasX and CasY Enzymes in Bacteria

Meet CasX and CasY<p>Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have discovered new CRISPR-Cas systems, the gene-editing tool currently …

Why Creating a Perfect Clone Is Impossible

The laws of physics specifically prohibit duplication.<p>When most people think of cloning, they picture biological cloning, where two organisms are given the same DNA. But to a physicist, cloning means something else: replicating an entire object down to the subatomic level.<p>If a physicist were to try …

Quantum Mechanics

A Treatment for Blindness? NHS to Install Bionic Eyes in 10 Patients

The Argus II Bionic Eye<p>Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare genetic disorder that sabotages the retina’s ability to respond to light by disabling rod …

College Students Show How Easy It Is to Use Terrifying Genetic Engineering Technology

The gene drive is quickly becoming one of the most controversial technologies of our time. Its possibilities are at once spectacular and alarming: by …

Gigabyte’s new compact gaming PC continues the trend of weird-looking computers

Gigabyte’s Brix brand has been around for a while, and now the company is launching another member of the Brix series, the BRIX-GZ1DTi7. And with the strange green mesh, oval cross section, and glowing LED lights, it’s another gaming PC that has me wondering why we can’t simply make powerful …

Carrie Fisher Death: ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Had Already Wrapped With Leia Taking Larger Role

Carrie Fisher, who died today at age 60, reprised her iconic role as Princess Leia in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and had already completed the next …

Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

Off-grid

Every Country’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

There are two types of travelers: those who want to hit up the most popular tourist attractions of their intended destination, and those who would …

Our brains aren't as selfish as you might think — science says so

The year 2016 left plenty of people feeling demoralized, so you’ll be pleased to learn that we finally have some encouraging news about humankind — …

The Brain

US says claim it supported IS in Syria is 'ludicrous'

<b>The US has described as "ludicrous" a claim by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that it supported so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.</b><p>State Department spokesman Mark Toner said there was no basis for such an accusation.<p>The Turkish leader earlier said he had evidence and also said the US had …

Why Women Own Guns

Picture the “gun owners of America,” and it’s all too easy to imagine bearded white guys toting long-barrel shotguns into pheasant country. But these days, a curiously large proportion of U.S. gun owners are women, and more gun owners than ever are arming themselves for self-defense. Who is the new …

Guns

AMA Calls on DOT to Include Motorcycles in Technology Plans

Mandating vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in new cars can benefit all road users, but motorcyclists demand to be included in the …

USDOT

Introducing Seeq

<i>tl;dr: We want to make genomics inexpensive, interactive, and fun; get the app at</i> <i>seeq.io</i><i>.</i><p>The year was 2014 and talk in the Pickrell lab turned to …

Move over Viagra: British-made erectile dysfunction gel to hit the market after acing clinical trials

Shares in a small British biotech based in leafy Surrey more than doubled after a gel the company has been developing for 15 years to treat erectile dysfunction aced late stage clinical trials.<p>The gel, called Eroxon, dramatically improved erectile dysfunction in 232 men taking part in a …

On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson

In April of 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote a letter on the meaning and purpose of life when asked by his friend, Hume Logan, …

20 Free Chrome Add-Ons That Will Improve Your Life Immediately

You've heard the phrase, "humans only use 10 percent of their brains," and while this is clinically untrue, it's an undisputed truth that we only use …

Apps

‘77 Yamaha RD400 – MotoRelic

The Seventies might have seen the introduction of the four-stroke Japanese superbikes but for a young lad looking to emulate his race day heroes it …

Ten 2016 Motorcycles That Stand Out

Ten Best Bikes is both easy and hard. Easy because we’re looking for the top machines of the year. Hard because the pointy end of the market has some …

Motorcycles

Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of female orgasm

Scientists claims they have finally solved the mystery of the female orgasm and it is all to do with ovulation.<p>A study on mammal reproduction found orgasms help apes ovulate, but because it plays no part in the reproductive cycle of humans, it is a redundant evolutionary afterthought.<p>In many …