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Scientists discover elixir of youth – for mice – and begin tests on humans

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in …

One person shot in Milwaukee during 2nd night of skirmishes

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and rush the person to a hospital, as tense skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a black man.<p>Some two dozen …

Law Enforcement

NASA's Solar Observatory Freaked Out But It's Not Because of the Apocalypse

After more than a week offline, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory—the sun-watching spacecraft responsible for these close-up images of solar flares, …

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."<p>But when gunfire erupted at the Club Blu parking lot, …

Fort Myers

Here's What We Know About the Robot Used In the Dallas Shooting

Police used an unusual weapon to kill a man suspected of murdering five officers in Dallas on Thursday: A robot.<p>Dallas Police Chief David Brown told …

Scientists Just Discovered Where HIV Began

Birthplace of the disease that won't die.<p>Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one …

BMW, Mobileye and Intel are building a full self-driving car for 2021

BMW is teaming up with Mobileye and Intel to work on its first fully autonomous self-driving car, which it plans to ship by 2021, confirming Bloomberg’s report.<p>Compared to existing self-driving technology, this new generation of cars is supposed to be able to drive themselves from start to finish. …

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Fails to Sell at Auction

For Sotheby's in London on Wednesday, all that glitters unfortunately was not gold.<p>Or diamond, for that matter.<p>The auction house failed to find a buyer for the world's second largest diamond as none of the bidders met the undisclosed minimum price for the tennis ball-size gem.<p>The 1,109-carat uncut …

Fine Art

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A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically alter humans

In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were successful, but 26 — nearly half of them — failed, setting off a heated debate throughout the scientific community on the ethics of altering human …

Rare Newborn Planet May Be the Youngest Ever Detected

A distant, Neptune-size planet 500 light-years from Earth appears to be the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever found crossing its star, raising questions about how it formed so close, so quickly.<p>Researchers first found the planet, which whisks around its star every five days, using the Kepler …

Universe
Clash Royale

FBI Releases Full Transcript of 911 Calls from Orlando Massacre

The FBI reversed direction Monday and released the full transcript of the 911 call Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen made while in the midst of shooting-up the Pulse nightclub.<p>Just hours after FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Hopper had said he didn't want to "give credence to to …

Afghanistan

After 40 years, 12 slayings and 45 rapes, the ‘Golden State Killer’ still eludes police

At first, they called him the East Area Rapist. Then he started killing.<p>The sexual assaults multiplied. So did the bodies. He evolved into the Original Night Stalker, then the Golden State Killer.<p>Over the course of a decade, he slayed 12 people and raped 45. He burglarized more than 120 California …

Crime

New documents shine light on CIA torture methods

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Central Intelligence Agency has released 50 declassified documents detailing its use of brutal interrogation techniques on terrorist suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.<p>The disclosure was in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties …

Surveillance

North Korea may have more than 20 nuclear weapons, warns thinktank

Regime is ramping up production of plutonium and enriched uranium, surveillance suggests<p>North Korea may be significantly expanding its nuclear weapons production and could have added six or more weapons to its stockpile in the last 18 months, a US research institute has said.<p>The Washington-based …

New Jupiter-like planet is largest yet discovered orbiting two stars

Spotted using data from the Kepler space telescope, the gas giant, dubbed Kepler-1647b, has one of the longest orbits recorded for a transiting planet<p>A gas giant 3,700 light years away is the largest planet yet to be found orbiting two stars, scientists have revealed.<p>Dubbed Kepler-1647b, the …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

Physicists Confirm There's a Second Layer of Information Hidden in Our DNA

Incredible.<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way DNA …

Google DeepMind Researchers Developing A.I. Kill Switch, Just In Case

After dominating Lee Sedol at the strategy game Go, Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo A.I. is setting its sights on human extermination and world domination. That isn’t entirely true, but researchers at DeepMind along with University of Oxford scientists aren’t taking any chances with the possible monster …

Artificial Intelligence

One of the biggest ever battles against ISIS is going on right now in Fallujah

A Reuters TV crew about a mile (about 1.5 km) from the city's edge said explosions and gunfire were ripping through Naimiya, a largely rural district of Fallujah on its southern outskirts.<p>An elite military unit, the Rapid Response Team, seized the district's police station at midday, state TV …

Middle East

Morley Safer's coverage of the Vietnam War changed everything

Americans sat in front of their TV sets stunned.<p>It was 1965 and the Vietnam War dominated the evening news. A report from correspondent Morley Safer showed US Marines in the dirt-poor village of Cam Ne.<p>A soldier Safer was talking to casually touched his Zippo lighter to the roof of a thatched hut. …

Brazen robbery crew hits 24 banks in L.A. region

A trio of robbers have hit at least two dozen banks throughout Los Angeles County in the last six months and are becoming increasingly brazen, according to the<p>Los Angeles Police Department.<p>The three have targeted banks from Long Beach to Pasadena and most recently barged into a bank branch in …

Crime

Second world war bomb found beneath school in Bath is deactivated

500lb device made safe after being discovered below an old playground<p>An unexploded second world war bomb discovered in a school playground in Bath has been made safe. Police said the 500lb bomb was deactivated by experts from the explosive ordnance disposal unit on Friday night.<p>The exclusion zone …

Astronauts Trapped In Isolation Habitat Explore Asteroid In Virtual Reality

A simulated mission visits a simulated asteroid<p>Two NASA crew members came face-to-face with an asteroid yesterday. The astronauts left their vehicle to float above the surface of the asteroid, collecting rock and soil samples. And they did it all without leaving the space habitat mockup at Johnson …

How GE used science to make a hot sauce so spicy, it's bottled in jet engine materials

GE is not typically a name you’d associate with food, but with its big data brisket party back at SXSW 2015 and now a new scientifically-developed hot sauce, the company might soon be more than just an appliance supplier for your household.<p>The company today launched 10^32 Kelvin, a sauce created in …

Hot Sauce

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Drug Addiction

Russia Questions U.S.‘Painful Reaction’ After Jets Buzz Baltic Destroyer

MOSCOW — Russia said Thursday it does not understand the "painful reaction from our American colleagues" after two of its warplanes made low passes over a U.S. Navy destroyer.<p>The Su-24 fighter jets were filmed "buzzing" the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea, about 70 miles from Russia's Kaliningrad …

Military

You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study

The world surrounding you right now appears to be fully realized, perceived by you in a continuous stream of information. But a new study suggests …

Neurology