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US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Genetics

11 new trailers you should watch this week

Take your mind off that inauguration thing for a few minutes<p>Some weeks, you really need the pick-me-up of a movie, and for a lot of us, this is one of them. So while it's not exactly a long-term solution, I finally caught <i>La La Land</i> this week, and it's one of the few things that's been able to take …

11 Expert Meal Prep Tips Anyone Who Likes Cooking Should Know

Faster and more delicious meal prep with the pros.<p>For lots of us, weekly meal prep just might be the answer. But anyone who's tried it knows how boring it can be to open your container on Thursday night and face the same food <i>yet again</i>.<p>But Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, pro chefs and founders of …

Easy Crock-Pot Recipes For Beginners

I'll be the first to admit that I don't love cooking, but eating out or ordering in every night isn't financially sustainable no matter how much I …

Cooking

Welcome to the age of anger

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Ugly fruits and vegetables: why you have to learn to love them

A cohort of US delivery services want to change the way we view, cook and eat ‘imperfect’ produce that grocery stores regularly banish<p>King-sized kiwis, curvy squash and smaller-than-usual apples and limes. That was the “ugly” produce count in boxes of fruits and vegetables Deborah Levine recently …

There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

Disposable clothes, often made from oil, in factories powered by coal, and shipped around the world, mean that the apparel industry contributes 10% of global emissions.<p>This month as world leaders meet in Morocco to discuss implementation of the Paris climate agreement, which recently entered into …

Sustainability

32 Amazing Gifts For People Who Love Drawing

Today... mom's fridge. Tomorrow... The Whitney.

Nintendo Switch patents hint at the console's secrets

Nintendo made a splash last week when it unveiled its new console, the Nintendo Switch.<p>Formerly known under the codename 'NX', the Switch is the …

Lesson From Einstein: Genius Needs Perseverance

For those who blundered their way through trigonometry and calculus in high school and college, sheer mathematical genius is almost unfathomable. But Albert Einstein’s brand of genius — that rare mix of brilliance, creativity and perseverance — was arguably as important as any given intelligence …

Physics