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Researchers are Now Editing Genomes of Human Embryos

Researchers are finding ever more powerful ways to use the genome editing tool CRISPR. In the latest, a UK group used the technology to remove a …

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France tops US in global 'soft power' rankings as Trump factor blamed

<b>(CNN) —</b> France has been declared the new world leader in "soft power" according to a new report published Tuesday.<p>According to The Soft Power 30, which is published by PR firm Portland Communications, France ranked top ahead of the United Kingdom and last year's leader, the United States.<p>Soft …

When The One Percent Sent Its Kids to War

A century ago this week, the United States entered World War One. Unlike today, the children of America’s wealthiest families were the first into …

Scientists Have Detected a Habitable Zone in One of Our Nearest Solar Systems

Eek.<p>An exoplanet with the prime conditions for life could be located just 14 light-years away, scientists report, in one of the closest neighbouring …

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Lee Miller: the woman in Hitler’s bathtub

Lee Miller’s life was as extraordinary as her photos. A Twenties fashion model who became a Surrealist and later the only female combat photographer in Europe during the war, she documented the liberation of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps. She later married the Surrealist artist Roland …

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

For African leaders, Fidel Castro was a comrade in arms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of Africa's leaders are turning up for Fidel Castro's funeral in what reads like a who's who of the continent's longest-serving presidents.<p>Many of them took a leaf out of Castro's book, holding onto power far longer than their democratic counterparts.<p>At the last count, 15 presidents …

Scientists to 'reset' blood proteins in attempt to slow ageing process

Trial will attempt to change levels of proteins in older blood, believed to hamper growth and maintenance of healthy tissues<p>In what could be a fresh chapter in the never-ending story of the search for eternal youth, scientists are to tinker with people’s blood in the hope of slowing down the ageing …

Protein

Inside The IRC: How A Visionary Aid Organization Is Using Technology To Help Refugees

We traveled with the International Rescue Committee and witnessed innovation in action.<p>Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband flew from his home in New York to the Greek city of Mytilene, on the rocky east coast of Lesbos, an island in the Aegean Sea. It was the fall of 2015, and Lesbos …

Experts weigh in on how 5G could change the world

The promise of 5G includes faster internet, greater mobile connectivity for businesses, and the ability to take futuristic digital experiences like VR and AR mainstream. With such limitless potential, the question becomes just how 5G will change the way people use their devices.<p>To find out what’s …

Civil rights activists from the 1960s have comforting words for American progressives today

To those on the left, the presidential election of Donald Trump feels like an unprecedented time of confusion and misery in the United States. But two women who’ve led civil rights action for decades, poet Sonia Sanchez and activist Dolores Huerta, say that the US has been through such difficult …

Civil Rights

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Immune System

UK teenager wins battle to have body cryogenically frozen

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A British teenager who died of cancer has been cryogenically frozen in the United States after winning a court case before her death.<p>The girl -- who can't be identified and is referred to only as "JS" -- suffered from a rare form of cancer and expressed a hope to be brought back to …

Judiciary

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing …

Roads

China Hunts for Scientific Glory, and Aliens, With New Telescope

PINGTANG COUNTY, China — When hundreds of engineers and builders began clambering up a jagged hill in southwestern China to assemble a giant telescope in a deep, bowl-shaped basin, poor villagers sometimes crept over the sheer slopes to glimpse the country’s latest technological wonder.<p>“We’ve never …

Telescopes

A dying cell's last act | Cosmos

<b>When immune cells get sick</b>, they will often self-destruct to protect the rest of the body from harm. New research suggests that before pulling the …

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In the Bonobo World, Female Camaraderie Prevails

The female bonobo apes of the Wamba forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo had just finished breakfast and were preparing for a brief nap in the treetops, bending and crisscrossing leafy branches into comfortable day beds.<p>But one of the females was in estrus, her rump exceptionally pink and …

Chimpanzees

The amazing benefits of being bilingual

Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those of us who speak only one language missing out?<p>In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words …

Clinton's Secret Service Agent Holds Diazepam Pen?

CLAIM<p>Hillary Clinton travels with a doctor carrying a Diazepam pen in case she has a seizure. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via e-mail, August …

Elon Musk is working on a roof made of solar panels

Elon Musk's fondness for ambitious, out-of-left-field ideas isn't restricted to electric cars or rockets. During SolarCity's latest earnings call, the entrepreneur revealed that his energy-focused company is developing a "solar roof" -- not a roof with solar panels on it, a roof <i>made out of</i> solar …

The string theory wars show us how science needs philosophy – Massimo Pigliucci

The general theory of relativity is sound science; ‘theories’ of psychoanalysis, as well as Marxist accounts of the unfolding of historical events, …

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Elon Musk Still Believes We're Living In A Simulation, Others Aren't So Sure

The Simulated Multiverse is a theory; we asked a theoretical physicist how real is it<p>Elon Musk doesn’t tweet often, but when he does, he offers snippets of insight into his world and his mind.<p>Musk took to Twitter today to add more thoughts on us living in a simulation, of which he’s pretty …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Discover Natural Way to Fight A Sexually Transmitted Disease

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that affects over 90 million people a year. Quickly spread via objects, Chlamydia is parasite bacteria …

Immune System

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