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White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

The U.S. government's system for regulating the products of biotechnology, including GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, was born in 1986, and it has been controversial from the start. Now, it will be getting a makeover — in part to assure the public that GMOs really are adequately …

Agriculture

Gene therapy treatment for cystic fibrosis may be possible by 2020, scientists say

Although results of first trial were ‘modest and variable’, second bigger trial aims to combine gene therapy with other treatments for longer term benefits<p>A treatment to help those with cystic fibrosis may be available within five years, say scientists who who have been working for decades to …

Black Hole ‘Wakes Up’ and Spews X-Rays After Napping for 26 Years

After taking a 26-year nap, a waking black hole released a burst of X-rays that lit up astronomical observatories on June 15 — and it's still making a ruckus today.<p>Astronomers identified the revived black hole as an "X-ray nova" — a sudden increase in star luminosity — coming from a binary system …

Sleep

A Brief History of Musicians Telling Politicians (Republicans) to Fuck Off

God bless the epic slapdowns of politics.<p>Oh sweet Jesus, YES. Yesssssss. The most exciting part of the Presidential cycle is already upon us! No, not watching candidates’ televised debates to determine who is capable of embarrassing themselves the least, or finding out where they stand on issues …

Jackson Browne