Natalie Beaconsfield

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Stephen Hawking believes we have 100 years left on Earth – and he's not the only one

Professor Stephen Hawking says he is not alone in believing humans need to find a new planet to live on within 100 years if it is to survive.<p>Stephen …

The US Just Greenlit the Release of Genetically Modified Moths

Diamondback moths may be a mere half-inch in length, but their voracious appetite for Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower make them a major pain …

Human embryos edited to stop disease

<b>Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families.</b><p>It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations.<p>The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop …

Can Trauma Experienced by Your Great-Great-Grandparents Be Passed on to You?

Our families pass on pieces of themselves to us in more than one way. Your eye color may be thanks to genetic inheritance, but not everything we …

Scientists create 'three-in-one' antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains

While this is a promising result, the treatment has only be tested on monkeys and the primate form of HIV<p>A new antibody that attacks 99 per cent of …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

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There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

A regular inkjet printer can spoof a fingerprint and unlock a phone in under 15 minutes

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Researchers at Michigan State University have found a cheaper and faster way to unlock mobile phones protected by fingerprint sensors using an off-the-shelf printer and special photo paper. The process can be done in well under 15 minutes, significantly faster than …

Virtual reality movie theaters are now a thing

Virtual reality (VR) was the talk of the town at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month, and it has become increasingly clear that VR will be the hot technology trend of 2016. A great deal supports that assertion — Samsung and Six Flags are creating VR roller coasters, while seemingly every tech …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …