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Scientists debate risks, ethics of editing human DNA

A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it's used, that same tool could alter human heredity.<p>The debate has brought hundreds of scientists and ethicists from 20 countries to a highly unusual, …

14 high-tech gifts to buy the hardcore gamer in your life

From a leather gaming chair with a subwoofer to a noise-cancelling gaming headset, Business Insider UK has compiled the best gift for hardcore gamers.

Airbus Wants To Save Minutes By Radically Rethinking Airplanes And Airports

All the comfort and benefits of shipping crates in the sky<p>Airplane passengers are terrible cargo. They’re autonomous, they don’t always follow instructions perfectly, and they need to take some time to settle into place before they’re comfortable and calm enough to move. In an efficiency-minded …

Spotify trumps Pandora as the world's favorite music service, but Apple is nowhere to be seen

In an increasingly crowded space, and with the noted absence of Taylor and Adele, Spotify has been named the global leader in music streaming across both iOS and Android. It knocked Pandora off the top spot among Apple users as of September.<p>Pandora is still the most used service in the US but comes …

U.K. Spy Agency Does Not Require Individual Warrants To Hack

More details about U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ’s use of hacking — aka: ‘computer network interference’ in euphemistic official parlance — and the oversight regime governing its hacking activities have emerged via an ongoing legal challenge filed by civil liberties group Privacy International and …

Turning Off One Gene Blocks PTSD in Mice: Study

A new study on mice, published Tuesday in the journal <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i>, could help pave the way for a more effective way to treat post traumatic …

What Athletes Can Teach Business Travelers About Staying Healthy on the Road | Inc.com

You know that constant travel often means lots of jet lag and a few missed gym sessions. But the health toll of frequent business travel can actually be much higher than just tiredness and sniffles caught from fellow passengers. Constant airplane travel can increase your risk of obesity, harm your …

Immune System

Puberty, growth spurts, acne, after-school sports — all affect what kids should eat

Most parents expect their role to change as their kids hit their teen years. But many don’t realize quite how much their children’s age affects the way they need to be fed.<p>Countless wonderful transformations occur inside the bodies of tweens and teens, and many directly affect the way they eat or …

Nutrition

Google is in trouble for collecting students’ data after promising not to

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today against Google for collecting user data and search history from students.<p>The nonprofit says it discovered Google’s activity of tracking and storing user data when it looked into Chromebooks …

Yahoo to consider sale of core Internet business and future of Marissa Mayer, says source

<i>San Francisco (By Amrutha Penumudi in Bengaluru for Reuters)</i> — The board of Yahoo Inc is weighing a sale of its core Internet business when it meets this week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>The board’s meeting comes amid a broader debate about the future of the company and that of …

Advertising

Zuckerberg to give away £30bn to his own charitable 'mission'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced he will give away almost all of his his fortune to good causes, NGOs, and private …

Guantanamo Bay Detainee Is Case of Mistaken Identity: DoD

A militant who fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan and has been held without charge at Guantanamo Bay for 13 years was largely the victim of mistaken identity, according to U.S. defense officials.<p>Mustafa Abd-al-Qawi Abd-al-Aziz al-Shamiri was captured in 2002 and believed to be an al Qaeda …

US president backs Turkish right to defend itself in wake of shooting down of Russian jet but calls for unity in fighting jihadi militants<p>Barack Obama led calls on Tuesday for Turkey and Russia to end their dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet and focus instead on the real enemy – …

Middle East

Britain launches airstrikes hours after Parliament backs ISIS bombings

<b>(CNN) —</b> British fighter jets have taken part in their first airstrikes in Syria, hours after UK lawmakers voted in favor of bombing ISIS strongholds there.<p>"RAF Tornadoes have just returned from their first offensive operation over Syria and have conducted strikes," a spokesman for Britain's …