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US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Genetics

Intelligent Machines are Teaching Themselves Quantum Physics

Machine learning could lead to unprecedented advances in quantum physics.<p>Last year, Google's DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol at Go, a strategy game like chess, but orders of magnitude more complicated. The win was a remarkable step forward for the field of artificial intelligence, but it got Roger …

Quantum Mechanics

This new at-home fertility test lets you zoom in on your sperm

Men produce an unending supply of sperm, but most of them have never been able to see their swimmers up close and personal — until now.<p>YO is a new …

Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study

Researchers say that while the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries the impact could be profound<p>Tempting as it may be, it would be wrong to claim that with each generation humans are becoming more stupid. As scientists are often so keen to point out, it is a bit more …

Genetics

You may have more control over aging than you think

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a key role in cellular aging. But she was frustrated that important health implications of her work weren't reaching beyond academia.<p>So along with …

Genetics

103 Things To Cook If You're Trying To Eat Fewer Carbs

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What’s The Healthiest Cheese? (Yep, There is Such a Thing!)

Whether it’s melted between two slices of bread, gooey and soft on a hot piece of pizza, sprinkled over a crisp salad, or the perfect nibble to pair …

4 Secrets to Resisting Distraction and Staying Focused

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

How The First Private Landing On The Moon Could Move Humanity Forward

A conversation with the founder of Moon Express<p>Since 1966, only three nations have landed spacecraft intact on the Moon. Today, a small Florida company announced that it has gotten official permission to join that exclusive club.<p>Since its founding in 2010, Moon Express, which will work in …

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Breakfast

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

Microbiology

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Apollo 10 astronauts reported hearing odd 'music' on far side of moon

The astronauts who flew the dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing reported hearing mysterious “outer space-type music” while flying behind the moon in May 1969.<p>The case of the odd, unexplained whistling noise is uncovered during an upcoming episode of the Science Channel series, “NASA’s …

Space Science

4. Tangiers

Like Pathologic, Tangiers is taking a more cerebral approach to horror - taking place in a surrealist nightmare inspired by Dadaist art and the …

5. Contra Runs The Gamut Of Annoying Co-Op Features

In many ways, the frustrations of Contra€™s two player modes were in no way unique to the game. In fact, it€™s actually something of a hall-of-fame …

Hall of Fame

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Infinitesimal

The Right Way to Freeze Basically Everything

We talked to a culinary school professor about how to freeze any food like a pro.<p>Preserving is getting a lot of attention right now: throw a stick and you’re bound to hit a 10 dollar jar of artisan pickles or a jam made from berries you've never heard of before. But the easiest—and most direct—way …

Comfort Food

Research reveals that intelligent people are night owls

According to research night owls may be more intelligent than most of us. And the higher your IQ, the later you're likely to go to bed. Find out more …

Catch up on two seasons of 'House of Cards' in nine minutes

Looking to refresh your memory on everything that's happened on Netflix series "House of Cards" before Friday's Season 3 premiere? The Fine Bros have you covered.<p>The hit Netflix political drama "House of Cards" returns for its third season Friday, and scores of binge-watchers already have their …

TV

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’

Max More will have his brain frozen after he dies, and he’s not alone. Rose Eveleth asks him why he signed up – and how the strange procedure of cryopreserving bodies actually works.<p>In 1972 Max More saw a children’s science fiction television show called Time Slip that featured characters being …

Watchlist

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

Report shows global warming's economic, infrastructural impact is 'unavoidable'

In an extensive report released today at the White House, the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) gave its clear vision of the dangers of global warming, stating, "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present." Reiterating points made by …