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Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

Why Was Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Flying Through a War Zone?

Crimea was off-limits but not eastern Ukraine. It seems flying five miles above the earth provided false security to the airliner.<p>The United States …

'Brilliant Minds' Perish in Malaysia Airlines Crash

SYDNEY — Organisers for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, confirmed on Saturday six colleagues died when Malaysia …

Information on a global scale: the National Library of Medicine

Study suggests link between cynicism and dementia

<b>People who have a cynical distrust of others, and think their motives are selfish, could have a higher risk of developing dementia, a study has said.</b><p>Researchers compared levels of cynical distrust in 622 people with the incidence of dementia.<p>They said people with high levels of distrust were twice …

IV Ketamine for Treatment of Chronic PTSD

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13,000-year-old teenager was early American

A teenage girl may have gotten lost in a cave looking for water, nearly 13,000 years ago. Naia, as she's known today, likely fell to her death in a deep, dark pit.<p>Now, her remains are shining a light on the genetic heritage of what we believe are the first people in the Americas.<p>Researchers have …

Sudan woman gets death sentence for apostasy

A Sudanese judge has sentenced a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom.<p>The case, thought to be the first of its kind to be heard in Sudan, involves a woman whose Christian name is Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag.<p>"We …

How Were Pterosaurs Adapted for Flight?

MOOCs: Charles Severance at TEDxKalamazoo

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

Israel and the 'war on religion' | Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jews have made it clear that they are against a bill, due to pass in a few weeks, that would end the privilege of military exemptions for members of their community.<p>For many secular Jews, the Ultra-Orthodox population is seen as burdening the economy and benefiting from financial …

5 studies that offer fascinating conclusions about human sexuality

The standard narrative of human sexual evolution says: men provide women with goods and services in exchange for women’s sexual fidelity. But is that …

Oxford University Museum of Natural History reopens

<b>A £2m project to fix the leaking roof of a 150-year-old museum has provided the opportunity to painstakingly clean its ageing exhibits.</b><p>Specimens at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History were being damaged by rainwater, while others were fading under harsh light.<p>Conservator Bethany Palumbo …

Horizon 2020: UK launch for EU's £67bn research budget

<b>The new European Union research budget has had its official UK launch.</b><p>Known as Horizon 2020, the programme is worth nearly £67bn (80bn euros) and covers the next seven years.<p>The funds are allocated through a competitive process, in which Britain traditionally fares very well - second only to …

The village where half the people are at risk of blindness

<b>In the village school of Kuyu, in the heartland of Ethiopia's Oromia region, more than 20 children put up their hands when asked if anyone in their family has eye problems.</b><p>"My mother has lost vision in one eye and the other is causing her big problems," says one boy. "She can't see where she's …

Stephen Hawking: 'There are no black holes'

Notion of an 'event horizon', from which nothing can escape, is incompatible with quantum theory, physicist claims.<p>Most physicists foolhardy enough …

ECTAS Standards

Please click the links below for more information:<p>Developing evidence-based standards<p>The accreditation standards have been drawn from key documents …

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The Truth About Gingers

ScienceCasts: Starting Fire in Water

Onboarding: Do We Know It All Yet?

<i>By Nicholas Roi, Managing Director, SilkRoad UK</i><p><i>This article was originally published on HR Zone, one of our UK sister sites.</i><p>You might think there's …

5 Keys For Developing Talent In Your Organization

Ten years after publishing its research on the War for Talent, McKinsey produced follow-on work reemphasizing the need to make talent a strategic priority. Despite launching expensive programs to attract and retain talented employees, many senior executives remain frustrated with the results and …

Girl whose wish inspired mass Christmas carol celebration dies

A little girl whose Christmas wish inspired thousands of people to sing in the streets died overnight.<p>Laney Brown, 8, suffered from leukemia.<p>"Our little angel on earth earned her pink glittery angel wings in heaven," a post on an official Facebook page about her said. "She took her last breath at …

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Watch a Stunning Time-Lapse Video of California Scenery

Michael Shainblum grew up thinking he wasn't good at anything—until he discovered his knack for beautiful photography.<p>It's hard to believe photographer Michael Shainblum when he says he thought he was a failure growing up, especially after viewing his gorgeous time-lapse film "Into the …

Peter Higgs on whether he realized he had a breakthrough in his research

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

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What is Consciousness? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What is consciousness? Language is often thought to be the tool of consciousness and evidence for the kind of consciousness that makes humans …

Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Think back to an important event in your life: a graduation, a birth, a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chances are you're remembering not only what happened, but also where it happened. And now scientists think they know why.<p>As we form so-called episodic memories, the brain appears to be using …