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Lawmakers Move to Ban Funding For Human Embryo Editing

But there are already so many bans in place this legislation might not even be necessary<p>On June 17, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released a bill that outlines the funding for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 2016. But the bill has an unusual caveat: if it passes …

Genetics

Spiky little sea 'monster' thrived a half billion years ago | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than half a billion years ago, a peculiar little creature with rows of spikes on its back and delicate, feather-like front limbs to strain bits of food from the water thrived in the primordial seas of what is now China.<p>A fossil of Collinsium ciliosum, a Collins' …

Dinosaurs

The War Over Your Future Driverless Car Service Has Begun

Uber's acquisition of 100 Microsoft mapping engineers puts Google in crosshairs<p>Even though Google’s driverless car only hit public roads last week (and reportedly already had a close call), another tech giant is already angling to pose as a competitor. Uber, the often-sued not-a-taxi app, just …

Driverless Cars

We Wish This Luxury Airship Was Real

The airship revival will have to wait for its crown jewel<p>Luxury airships are confined to the dust-bin of history--beautiful, slow-moving machines best remembered for a fiery crash. We are now more than ever in an age of airship revival. Google bought a pair of old Navy airship hangars. An abandoned …

Aviation