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Nobel Prize In Chemistry Goes To 3 Scientists Who Uncovered DNA Repair

The discoveries of Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar could help fight cancer<p>The wait is over for chemistry enthusiasts: today the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry prize was awarded to a trio of researchers, Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute, Paul Modrich of Duke University and …

Genetics

3 Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel Prize for Finding Out How Broken DNA Gets Fixed

These scientists discovered the mechanisms that keep your genetic code from disintegrating into an unreadable mess.<p>Your DNA is under attack. Throughout the day, radiation, carcinogenic substances, and other malevolent forces wreak havoc on the genetic code inside your cells. Yet our DNA is …

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to researchers who mapped how cells repair DNA

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to a trio of scientists for studying "how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information."<p>DNA is prone to defect and decay, yet is still able to function. The three researchers — Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar — have …

Genetics

Podcast: This Is What Money Will Look Like In The Future

It’s safer, easier to use, and lacks the stoic historical figures.<p>Money is one of those things you’re not supposed to talk about. It’s politically incorrect and often uncomfortable. But your favorite podcast hosts are bucking social conventions in this episode of Futuropolis to discuss how we’ll …

Apple Pay

The frightening promise of self-tracking pills

A new digital pill system could save billions in health care costs — but will courts take it too far?<p>Some morning in the future, you take a pill — something for depression or cholesterol. You take it every day.<p>Buried inside the pill is a sand-sized grain, one millimeter square and a third of a …

Digital Health

Watch This Machine Create The Largest Human-Made Waves In The World

Making waves<p>When a big storm comes, whipping up the surf into a frenzy of waves, people have to hope that all their storm preparations will hold. But what if they knew for certain whether the levee/dam/barrier halting the waves was strong enough? That's the idea behind the Netherland's new wave …

Terminator

There's a New Way to Rank the Most Earth-Like Planets

It's called the Habitability Index for Transiting Planets.<p>There are more than 4,600 known or suspected planets beyond our solar system. Of those, about 1,700 range in size from a large Earth to a small Neptune, the range in which we're most likely to find a world capable of supporting life. But …