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China Is Genetically Engineering Mini Pigs To Sell As Pets

The $1,600 mini pigs are created using gene-editing techniques and cloning.<p>We'd all like our baby pets to stay perpetually tiny, but scientists in China are taking that desire to a whole new level.<p>BGI, a genomics institute located in Shenzhen, announced in late September that it is genetically …

Toxic Algae May Threaten West Coast Marine Economy for Years

A long band of toxic algae blooming off the West Coast of the United States shows no sign of receding months after scientists first observed it, leaving many worried that it will make trouble for local commercial fishing and tourism industries.<p>Some species of algae in the bloom—part of a group …

Molting seals in California are shedding toxic fur

Fur could be responsible for elevated mercury levels in seawater<p>Annual spikes in mercury along the California coastline have been puzzling scientists for over two decades. Now, researchers think they know what's causing these toxic increases: the fur of molting elephant seals.<p>Researchers have …

7 Books That Will Train Your Brain to Overachieve | Inc.com

The human brain is the most powerful tool you can possibly possess. Are you training and using your brain to its full potential? These seven books will help you achieve the peak performance you’ll need to compete, today and in the future.<p>1. Curious<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future …

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The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

These Gorgeous Photos Get You Up And Close And Personal With Bees Before They’re Gone

Excuse me, bee, you’ve got a little pollen on your face.<p>For 10 days–almost without sleeping–Sam Droege did nothing but take incredibly detailed photos of bees.<p>Each fuzzy hair, and sometimes a tiny scrap of pollen, is clearly visible, using a technique that stitches together dozens of extreme …

Tough little 'water bears' inspire new glass - Futurity

Tiny, strangely hardy animals called water bears—or tardigrades—have led researchers to discover a new type of glass.

Make Way for Algae on Your Dinner Plate

Yum. Pond Scum.<p>According to many scientists, the next hot food on the family menu may be just that–pond scum.<p>More attractively known as microalgae, these tiny plants have been around for some three billion years. In fact, we couldn’t survive without them. Marine microalgae (phytoplankton) generate …

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