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The Age of Adaline Charms and Surprises, Thanks in Part to Harrison Ford

The new immortality romance The Age of Adaline, opening Friday, is made up of many seemingly discordant elements. But interesting casting and a defiant oddball streak make it worthy counter-programming.<p><i>The Age of Adaline</i> is a curious creation. Both earnest romantic melodrama and science-fiction …

Apple says it removed apps with Pebble compatibility by mistake

What's now being called an accidental rejection raised questions about how Apple will treat watch competitors<p>The Apple Watch is just now reaching the hands of customers, and already raising questions about how Apple will compete against its new rivals. At least a couple developers are reporting in …

Obama's top 10 jokes

During an interview with Variety before headlining the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, “Saturday Night Live’”s Cecily Strong made a bold proclamation about President Barack Obama: “He’s known as an amazingly funny guy,” she said. “He’s maybe our funniest president.”<p>So the pressure was on when …

Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

Putin says US helped North Caucasus separatists against Russia in the 2000s

Intercepted calls showed that the US helped separatists in Russia’s North Caucasus in the 2000s, Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed in a new documentary in which he underscored his suspicions of the west.<p>The two-hour documentary, to be aired on the state-owned Rossiya-1 TV channel later on …

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward …

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Chinese Gene-Editing Experiment Creeps Out Scientists

Chinese scientists have caused an uproar by trying to permanently edit the DNA of human embryos — created genetic changes that could be passed along from generation to generation.<p>Their attempt didn’t work very well, but the report, published in a small, online journal called Protein & Cell, has …

Clone a Mammoth? Genetics Could Aid Species, But Not in a Sci-Fi Way

Scientists say we're on track to lose species at a mass-extinction pace, due to climate change and other rapid environmental shifts — so can we just clone them back into existence?<p>That's what some Russian and South Korean researchers are hoping to do: They're trying to recover genetic material from …

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 …