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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 …

From Cloned Beef to Micropig Pets, We're Playing God by Editing Genes

People are talking of this being as important in long-term impact as the moon landing. Others say it might be the biggest scientific breakthrough ever. The smell of a coming Nobel Prize hangs heavy in the air.<p>The excitement is about gene editing, a technology that is offering the prospect of …

Genetics

12 awesome jobs for people who love science

If so, you might have a thing for science.<p>To find the top 12 jobs for science lovers, we used data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on almost 1,000 occupations.<p>One of the many things O*NET analyzes is how important …

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Attacks in France put NATO on the spot

In U.S. and Europe, there are growing calls for the alliance to take up the fight against ISIL.<p>Calls grew Sunday for the NATO military alliance to defend France in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, raising the prospect of a more robust military campaign — possibly including the use of ground …

French Muslims fear reprisals in wake of Paris terrorist attacks

In this heavily Muslim suburb of Paris, there was a nagging fear in the back of many minds on Sunday: Would the latest spasm of violence in the name of Islam bring retaliation against their community?<p>"Of course we are scared," said one worshiper at the Evry-Courcouronnes mosque, an ethnically …

Paris Attacks Prompt Geopolitical Shift in West

Islamic State’s success in hitting outside the Mideast has Washington, Europe rethinking options<p>Thirty minutes of terror on the streets of Paris looks to become the catalyst for a broad shift in international politics with implications that could last for years.<p>Much of the focus in the West over …

Paris Attacks

THE KILL LIST: Islamic State has Released List of American Cities They Plan on Attacking

• 225.2Kshares<br>• Share<br>• Plus<br>• Link<br>• Link<br>• Digg<br>• Print<br>• Email<p>After seeing what happened in Paris, this is not a threat to take lightly. Armed citizens, keep your guns …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

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Researchers see evolution working faster than expected (in chickens)

The word "evolution" tends to conjure up images of early hominids dodging predators on the veldt as they inch — agonizingly slowly — toward modern humanity. Most of those popular images of evolution are steeped in antiquity because, well, evolution takes ages, right? Well, a study conducted by …

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What a Muslim medical student thinks of Dr. Ben Carson's words

362 Shares<p>I wonder how I would’ve felt if Ben Carson had run for president back when I was a kid. At that age, I was wholly inspired (and terribly …

Diversity: it’s good for your brain

Living in a multicultural society is like taking a daily run: it keeps your mind fit, says Richard Crisp<p>I recall, a few years ago, being on a flight to Ancona in Italy. As we began our descent the (female) pilot came on the intercom to give the customary report on progress. As she signed off, the …

Most awkward moments in the GOP debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican presidential hopefuls came prepared with their one-liners, zingers and attack lines. But the delivery didn't always play as well in practice as it might have in theory.<p>Trump's high-five/handshake moments with Bush, Carson<p>Jeb Bush offered up a slick reply to Donald …

Government

Gene Regulation May Explain How Homosexuality Flourishes

The search for a "gay gene" may be off-target, new research finds. Another process called epigenetics that switches genes on and off may explain why …

The 5 Times America Elected Donald Trump

If you can't believe that Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner, then consider this: America has elected the likes of The Donald before. There …

Great Depression

Scientists explain underlying cause of unhealthy brain aging

Doctors commonly recommend patients increase their intake of calcium as a means of combating osteoporosis for aging bones.<p>But calcium also plays an …

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world first surgery

Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane this week congratulated CSIRO on its role in an international collaboration that has led …

Ben Carson’s theocratic lie: The pernicious myth of America the “Christian nation”

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The surging presidential candidate revives a destructive, ahistorical trope about America’s founding<p>Sean Illing<p>September 10, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>One of the more enduring tropes on the religious right is this notion that America is a Christian nation, or at the very least a …

A 'brain power' pill may not be too far from reality

<i>Limitless</i>, a TV show airing on CBS this fall, features a pill that dramatically boosts the lead character’s brain power.<p>On the medication, Brian Finch, played by Jake McDorman, can remember everything he reads, sort through reams of data as fast as a computer and estimate the speed of a slowing …

The Brain

'You Americans Have No Idea' - Another Open Letter, This Time From Canada & This One Hurts

<b>The Canadian letter to the editor heard ’round the world.</b><p>Just when you think it’s okay to open your eyes again – THIS.<p>The following letter was …

Bugatti Vision GT, 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350, 2017 Mercedes S-Class Cabrio: This Week’s Top Photos

Bugatti is previewing its Veyron replacement with a supercar concept debuting this month at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. The concept was developed …

Nicole Kidman returns to stage as sidelined DNA scientist

Star will fulfil vow to her father when she plays Rosalind Franklin, whose work was vital to cracking the genetic code<p>It is rated by some as one of the greatest injustices in scientific history. For others, it is a storm in an academic teacup, a distraction from the real story of the uncovering of …

A Closer Look at the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster

“Top down, screaming out…”<p>Car authority Autoblog has released its newest photoshoot shots of the stunningly beautiful Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 …

The truth about genetically modified food

Genetically modified food is a source of great controversy, yet most of us are eating it every day. If you cook with canola oil, snack on biscuits …

Tiny, Sophisticated Human Brain Grown In A Dish

It’s as advanced as the brain of a five-week-old fetus<p>Researchers from Ohio State University have made the most sophisticated lab-grown brain yet, according to results presented yesterday at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium. It could provide a new way to understand how genes and …

Marine biologists clarify how specialized cells in squid skin are able to control coloration

Perhaps not the brightest of cephalopods, the California market squid (<i>Doryteuthis opalescens</i>) has amazing light-manipulating abilities. While this …

Scientists have discovered the 'missing link' between the brain and the immune system

A group of researchers have discovered the existence of previously unknown lymphatic vessels in the brain — a stunning find that upends current medical science and could have far-reaching implications for the study and treatment of neurological diseases like Alzheimers and multiple sclerosis.<p>The …

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Silent flights: How owls could help make wind turbines and planes quieter

An investigation into how owls fly and hunt in silence has enabled researchers to develop a prototype coating for wind turbine blades that could …