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30 Hottest Spots in Japan for International Visitors [2016 edition]

It is always a huge challenge to choose what to see and do while you are in Japan. Here we introduce you to 30 places that are especially popular …

Japan

Homeless Grumpy Cat Found During House Inspection Gets Adopted, Hates Every Moment Of It

Paul Tateosian from Sarasota, Florida was doing an inspection of an empty house with his colleague when he suddenly heard a meowing kitty. The ginger …

Gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to treat humans for the first time

The controversial gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to create custom blood cells that hunt cancer — its first use to treat humans. A study at the University of Pennsylvania received an initial approval from the ethical gatekeepers at the National Institutes of Health this week, the …

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Yoga

Quartz

SOLAR BLANKET<p>Saudi Arabia has a plan to wean its economy off oil. In the biggest sign of what the future of the Persian Gulf state would…<p>In the …

Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Agriculture

How Did That Pesky Virus End Up in Our DNA?

Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia.<p>Two weeks ago I discussed a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude:<p>"Our results further substantiate the …

Biology

The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit | Popular Science Shop

<b>Raspberry Pi 3</b><p>Learn to Code & Build Programs with this Family-Friendly CPU Designed by Leading Computer Science Educators<p>Raspberry Pi is a compact computer developed by leading computer science educators to help people of all ages explore computing and learn how to program. Simply plug it into a …

Raspberry Pi

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses how and why media outlets so often report untrue or incomplete information as science.

Rare Aerial Footage Reveals a Pod of Whales Chasing Down a Shark

Nature is brutal.<p>It's a tough world out there. One day you're the top of the food chain, striking fear in the hearts of all those who behold you. The …

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Opera launches a free VPN app for iOS

Just a couple weeks after introducing a free and unlimited virtual private network (VPN) for its browser, Opera is doing the same on iOS. The company …

This Princeton professor posted his CV of failures for the world to see

We all have failures in our careers. But usually we keep quiet about it.<p>Not this Princeton professor, who recently shared his CV of failures on …

Princeton University

Opera bakes a free, unlimited VPN directly into its desktop browser

Norway-based technology company Opera Software is introducing a free virtual private network (VPN) feature to its desktop browser, making it the first of the major browser operators to build a VPN directly into the software. Today’s news comes a little more than a month after Opera unveiled a …

Software

CRISPR Just Got One Step Closer to Editing Human Genes With Ease

Leveraging the pre-existing power of CRISPR, a team of researchers has made an important adjustment to the groundbreaking gene-editing tool that …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Watch Albert Einstein jumpkick Isaac Newton in Science Kombat

Remember that time you ate glue in seventh grade, and wondered what it would be like if <i>Mortal Kombat</i> featured the characters from your science textbook instead of ninjas? I do! And now I can relive that fantasy without poisoning myself. Browser game <i>Science Kombat</i> stars eight scientific geniuses: …

New 2D material could upstage graphene

The atoms in the new structure are arranged in a hexagonal pattern as in graphene, but that is where the similarity ends. The three elements forming …

Nanotech

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

The Bento Lab somehow fits professional DNA analysis equipment into a laptop-sized box

Want to sequence DNA yourself? Thanks to a fully funded Kickstarter project, you may soon be able to. London-based Bento Bioworks aims to make a …

14 Year Old Achieves Hardest Boulder Climb Ever Done by a Woman

A week before her 15th birthday, Ashima Shiraishi, the unlikely climbing prodigy from New York City, got an early present. During a spring-break trip to Japan, she climbed a boulder problem with a difficulty rating of V15—essentially, at the current limit of climbing difficulty.<p>This makes Shiraishi …

Climbing

Scientists have synthesized a 'minimal genome' with only genes necessary for life

A pioneering accomplishment in the field of genetic research could help scientists gain new insights into the very definition of life. The new …

50 Food & Recipe Infographics for Food Lovers

People don’t cook anymore, which is a shame. It’s a lost art, more so for certain generations than others (let’s not point fingers here) but to not …

Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Earth - What is the real reason we sleep?

There are a few things we literally cannot live without. Oxygen is one. Another is food and water. And then there is sleep: forcibly keep an animal awake for long enough and you will kill it. The same almost certainly applies to humans.<p>This fact alone tells us that sleep must be doing something …

Sleep

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Puppy frozen in time for 12,400 years is thawed by scientists in remarkable footage

Scientists have 'thawed' an extinct species of dog - which is thought to have been frozen in Siberian permafrost ice for 12,400 years.<p>The ancient …

Extracted

CRISPR

Special<p>Special home<br>• Key reads<br>• Latest articles<br>• In depth<br>• Research & Review<p>Researchers the world over are fast adopting CRISPR-Cas9 to tinker with the …

Botanists Just Answered One of the Biggest Questions About Farming on Mars

Researchers have successfully grown a crop of tomatoes, peas, and radishes harvested in Martian soil—and with those comes an answer to one of the big …