David Shaw

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China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Ignorance Is Killing Our Earth

On Earth Day, the filmmaker behind the powerful environmental documentary Revolution explains just how dire the Earth’s sickness is—and how our …

Could the Planets in Star Wars Actually Support Life?

The <i>Star Wars</i> franchise always has been long on imagination. Fantastic creatures, giant spaceships, man-made death moons—the galaxy far, far away has …

Old periodic table could resolve today’s element placement dispute

If you ever want to open a chemistry theme restaurant, you should be sure to furnish it with 118 tables — one for each element. Note that it could …

World War One: Mustard gas canisters still scattered throughout Flanders | DW | 22.04.2015

Patrick van Wanzeele can roughly imagine what soldiers in the trenches went through 100 years ago. "It burned, and I had a temperature of 105 …

UX eBook Bundle (12 eBooks)

<b>This Smashing eBooks Bundle contains the following 12 eBooks:</b><p>A Field Guide To User Research<p>User research is an effective strategy to gain a deeper …

UX Design

Warp Drive & Transporters: How 'Star Trek' Technology Works (Infographic)

The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories. Pulp heroes had …

Physics

Stolen 2,600-Year-Old Sarcophagus Returns to Egypt

FRED HIEBERT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARCHAEOLOGY FELLOW:<br>We’re looking at a series of artifacts that actually came from Egypt, were stolen and recovered by U.S. customs agents in the United States.<p>We have just a few artifacts that are going back to Egypt from a major antiquities smuggling case that …

Washington Earthquake's Mysterious Source Discovered

PASADENA, Calif. — Geologists have finally solved a 142-year-old earthquake mystery in central Washington state.<p>Until now, no one knew the source of …

NASA Just Released This Image To Celebrate The Hubble Space Telescope's 25th Anniversary

It's full of stars. Happy birthday Hubble!

Won't get tired of this place. 🌝

Medieval Modern: 5 Projects that Blend Contemporary and Gothic Architecture

A.W.N. Pugin is best known for pioneering the Gothic revival style in the 1834 renovation of the Westminster Palace interior. His overtly religious inclinations notwithstanding, the architect's faith in the Gothic style — and, by extension, pre-industrial medieval society — came from a genuine …