Garrett Ginter

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We Might Have Just Discovered The Missing Link Between The Brain And Gut

"We think these findings are going to be the biological basis of a new sense."<p>New research with mice may upend our understanding of the connection …

Duke University

'Disturbing' half human-half CHICKEN embryos are created in the lab in an effort to shed light on how cells transform into a fetus

It sounds like something you might hear in a nightmarish sci-fi film.<p>Scientists in New York have created half human-half chicken embryos in what some …

Turned in by mom, teen says he's molested 50 kids, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was 3 in the morning, and a California woman was attempting to flag down a police officer; she wanted to report that her son just told her he had molested two boys.<p>The confession would go much deeper once Riverside police detained 18-year-old Joseph Boston on Saturday, authorities …

Los Angeles

Superhuman in making: Biohacker edits his own DNA to boost his strength - IBTimes India

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

The first English translation of ‘The Odyssey’ by a woman was worth the wait

By Madeline Miller<p>Attempting a new translation of "The Odyssey" is like directing "Hamlet." Much of your audience knows the work well, and they take their seats with entrenched expectations and the intonations of favorite performances reverberating in their heads. At the same time, though, you will …

A Dutch Company Has Hacked a Tesla So It Drives on Hydrogen

They're calling it a... Hesla.<p>Netherlands gas supplier Holthausen Group has taken a Tesla Model S and hacked it to run on electricity and …

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

Mosquitoes

Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for murdering a string of lovers

Chisako Kakehi sentenced to hang after tricking elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and pocketing millions in insurance payouts and inheritance<p>A Japanese court has sentenced to death a one-time millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow”, who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and pocketed …

The Tor Project announces a more secure generation of onion services

While some people still associate the Tor anonymity network solely with the criminal elements of the dark web, it’s increasingly being used by …

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

By Laurie McGinley<p>Laurie McGinley<p>Reporter covering health and medicine<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The …

Immune System

Anger as Chinese media claim harassment is just a western problem

State newspaper says China does not have Harvey Weinstein-type predators because ‘men are taught to be protective of women’<p>China’s flagship English newspaper has come under fire over the publication of a commentary claiming the type of sexual harassment allegedly perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein …

Samsung lets loose new tracking device for your kids and pets

Don't use those creepy babysitter-monitoring dolls to keep tabs on your children and pets.<p>Instead, Samsung has a slightly smaller and less sinister-looking device than a Teddy Ruxpin lookalike. It's called the Connect Tag, which Samsung claims is the first to employ narrowband network technology, …

Boris Johnson demands 'urgent explanation' from China after activist barred from entering Hong Kong

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has demanded an “urgent explanation” from China after a British activist who has voiced concerns over eroding freedoms in Hong Kong was barred from entering the city on Wednesday.<p>Benedict Rogers, the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party's human rights …

Sodium-ion battery beats lithium for cost effectiveness

Lithium-ion batteries are the current reigning energy-storage champion, powering everything from phones to cars. But as good as it is as an electrode …

Study: News Coverage Of Trump More Negative Than For Other Presidents

Compared to other recent presidents, news reports about President Trump have been more focused on his personality than his policy, and are more likely to carry negative assessments of his actions, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Journalism Project.<p>Researchers studied news …

Researchers find 'internal clock' within live human cells

A Closer Look<p>A new study by researchers at New York University (NYU), as published in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> …

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

A Scientist Resurrected The Deadly Pox Virus Using $100,000 And Mail Order DNA

The horsepox virus is a close relative to the devastating smallpox.<p>A scientist has shown that with around $100,00, a semi-professional level of …

Smallpox

Plants Turn Caterpillars Into Cannibals to Save Themselves

In the caterpillar-versus-plant fight, the winner might seem obvious. One side sits motionless in the sun, while the other feasts on it. But the …

Everything You Thought You Knew About Feelings Is Wrong

Lisa Feldman Barrett teaches us "how emotions are made."<p>When neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett was in graduate school, she spent three years …

Mexico just approved a major change to its drug policy

The bill, part of a proposal that President Enrique Pena Nieto submitted to Congress earlier this year, must also be passed by Mexico's lower house to become law.<p>The measure passed 98-7.<p>Since a court ruling last year, the government has allowed the importation on a case-by-case basis of medicine …