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For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos

Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true<p>Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in <i>Protein & Cell</i>, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, …

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<i>Andrea Zanin is a Canadian BDSM writer and educator. She is pursuing her PhD in gender, feminist and women’s studies at York University.</i><p>With the Jian Ghomeshi scandal all over the news, many people might be wondering how consensual kink actually works.<p>As law professor Brenda Cossman made clear in …

Swarm of locusts invades Madagascar

Umbrellas won't help you with this storm. Or should we say swarm?<p>The skies of Antananarivo, Madagascar, were overtaken with swarms of locusts Thursday, leaving the city covered in the winged creatures.<p>Local officials are working alongside the United Nations to contain the infestation, as Food and …

Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Diverting Flights

A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths.<p>Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. …

NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.

When Spitzer Space Telescope captured the billowing aftermath of a colossal asteroid smashup 1,200 light-years away, scientists realized they were watching a scene much like the one that played out billions of years ago in our own solar system.<p>They had a front-row seat to Earth-like planet …