Kayla Wilkinson

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You Can Get Your Whole Genome Sequenced. But Should You?

There are 3 billion ways for something to go wrong with your DNA. But diseases caused by an error to a single gene—what geneticists call "big ticket" …

Genetics

Physicists Have Created a 'Black Hole' in The Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists

Will Stephen Hawking get his Nobel prize?<p>Some 42 years ago, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that not everything that comes in …

Why do our cell's power plants have their own DNA?

It’s one of the big mysteries of cell biology. Why do mitochondria—the oval-shaped structures that power our cells—have their own DNA, and why have …

Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud dead

<b>Paris, France (CNN) —</b> The ringleader behind the Paris attacks is dead, killed during a dramatic raid that shook a neighborhood and collapsed an entire floor of an apartment building. But French authorities say their work is far from finished.<p>Six days after a coordinated string of shootings and …

Paris Attacks Suspect Was Monitored by Western Allies Seeking to Kill Him

Islamic State operative couldn’t be located in the weeks before plot was carried out<p>An Islamic State operative suspected of helping plan the Paris attacks had been monitored in Syria by Western allies seeking to kill him in an airstrike, but they couldn’t locate him in the weeks before the plot was …

Terrorism

How the Kansas City Royals Dashed to a World Series Title

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Sand dunes emit creepy 'burps' and moans - Futurity

In the Mojave Desert and Death Valley, sand dunes produce "burps" and moans that come from beneath the billions of granules. Listen here.

Montana Road Trip: Small Towns and Ghost Towns

Dig into Montana’s rich mining heritage, soak in hot springs, and wander through authentic 1800s ghost towns on an approximately 300-mile loop through the state’s southwestern corner. This rambling route leads over mountains, across the Continental Divide, through forests, and along blue-ribbon …

National Parks

Einstein wouldn't like it: New test proves universe is "spooky"

LONDON (Reuters) - The universe really is weird, which is bad news both for Albert Einstein and for would-be hackers hoping to break into quantum encryption systems.<p>Eighty years after the physicist dismissed as "spooky" the idea that simply observing one particle could instantly change another …

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

And virus makes four

If you find that dispiriting, here’s another bit of unsettling news: Some of these skeletons come back to life during very early human development. …

Toxic foam is a fact of life along India’s most polluted waterways

Some of India’s waterways are plagued by puffy white foam, a toxic byproduct of polluted runoff in some of India’s largest technology and …

Pollution

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Bulls' Rose says woman consented to group sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says in a court filing that a woman accusing him of sexual battery consented to group sex and became upset because she felt she should be reimbursed for a sex toy.<p>The Sept. 24 filing is in response to a lawsuit filed by a woman identified as Jane …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Finally, an engaging and comprehensive book about rape culture

About the same time I started reading Kate Harding’s new book about rape culture, <i>Billboard</i> put out a questionnaire to music execs. One of those …

US hostage Kayla Mueller 'killed by IS', say ex-slaves

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1192000/1192551_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524738921_52f1fc340ae865abfc33e5dec455ca4c<p><b>The American hostage Kayla Mueller was murdered by so-called Islamic State after being raped repeatedly by its leader.</b><b>That is the testimony of two</b> …

Alzheimer's disease may be caught through medical accidents

University College London study finds it is theoretically possible to become infected through blood transfusion, brain surgery or root canal operation<p>Alzheimer's disease may be transmissible through blood transfusions and medical accidents in the same way as Creuzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD), …

Is the Alzheimer’s protein contagious?

Beginning in 1958, roughly 30,000 people worldwide—mostly children—received injections of human growth hormone extracted from the pituitary glands of …

Are supermarket shelves sexist, or do we need to stop being so easily offended?

Where a supermarket displays its copies of New Scientist magazine is another example of 'things you didn't realise were sexist', says Martin Daubney<p>Latest in the seemingly endless list of “stuff you never knew was sexist, but is” comes, of all things, where the supermarket chain Morrisons stacks …

The Rock Rescued His Adorable New Puppy On Labor Day

Nothing like a little potty-training drama to welcome you to the Johnson family!<p>Here's a fun Labor Day weekend story... We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family. Baby French Bulldogs. In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS. Bring them home and immediately take …

Cute Animals

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 9/7/15

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your …

Innovation

How Silence Creates Everyday Leadership

Everyday leadership begins with the silence inside of us; it is the platform of our own self-knowledge; the pillar of our character which motivates …

The 3 most listened to playlists in the world

But sometimes, there are just way too many playlists to choose from. So we contacted Spotify to find out which three playlists are the most popular on the service right now based on how many streams they get, and thus, the best.<p>The results might surprise you. Read on to find out what they are.

Music

Something just killed 120K endangered antelopes

(NEWSER) – An already critically endangered species has been driven even further to the brink after an insane population decline compounded by the fact that scientists are at a loss to explain it. Initially, scientists weren’t too perturbed to hear some saigas—a type of antelope that inhabits …

Now you're thinking with portals!

The US must do more to help Syria. Step one: let more refugees resettle here

The image of the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, face down in the sand, has shaken the world from its collective stupor and exposed the tragically underwhelming efforts of the US administration, among others, in response to “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era”.<p>What does this …

Middle East

What should I read next?

If a new school year, new classes and new teachers have got you itching to bury your nose in some new books, look no further. Our fantastic team of children’s book reviewers have selected the five best tales for back-to-school blues. And so, as suggested by our site members’ reviews, here are the …

Books