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First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

#ShowYourStrap campaign gets flak from some breast cancer survivors

A breast cancer awareness campaign that is asking women to post Instagram photos with their bra straps exposed is facing criticism from survivors of the disease. The effort uses the hashtag #ShowYourStrap.<p>Metro.co.uk reported that some breast cancer survivors are firing back at the United …

Cancer

Apple Car could save drivers 400 billion hours per year

Morgan Stanley analysts Adam Jonas and Katy Huberty — who regularly follow Tesla and Apple — claim an autonomous Apple Car could save drivers a collective 400 billion hours of “non-productive” time each year.<p>“What is the value of 400 billion hours a year?” they write in a note to clients. “How much …

Morgan Stanley

Articles about 6 striking metal clad homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

At first glance, the dramatic facade of this coastal home in Victoria, Australia, might seem to contradict its name—Humble...<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers …

Prefab Homes

U.N., rights groups call on Saudi Arabia to spare man from beheading, crucifixion

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of U.N. experts has joined rights groups in calling on Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a Shiite man convicted of crimes reportedly committed as a teenager during protests inspired by the Arab Spring.<p>Ali al-Nimr, the nephew of firebrand Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, faces …

Gigantic Wooden Megaphones Amplify the Quiet Sounds of a Natural Forest

On display in an Estonian forest near Tallinn is <i>ruup</i>, an installation of three gigantic wooden megaphones that amplify the typically-quiet sounds of nature. The project was created by interior architecture students at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, and it's intended as a site of relaxation. …

PETA Sues Photographer on Monkey’s Behalf to Give Monkey Copyright

Remember that copyright controversy last year between photographer David Slater and the money that took selfies with Slater’s camera back in 2011? …