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How humans are turning into a 'totally different species'

Rob Nail, a robotics expert who is currently the CEO and associate founder of think-tank Singularity University, said we are making enough process with genetic engineering that we will see designer babies in our lifetime — babies that are genetically engineered to get rid of any genetic defects.<p>But …

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A fish inside a jellyfish: One-in-a-million photo | CNN Travel

(CNN) — An Australian ocean photographer has captured a one-in-a-million example of the cruelty of life in the deep -- a fish peering out into the ocean, helpless, from inside a jellyfish.<p>Tim Samuel, a self-described "ocean obsessed... lover of photography and adventures," captured the image off …

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Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

Genetics

Why the scientific finding that trees “sleep” at night is beautiful

From the tiniest bacteria to the largest redwood tree, almost all life on planet Earth is ruled by the 24-hour clock.<p>Genes that code for a 24-hour circadian rhythm exist "in most every cell, in most every organism on Earth," Michael Twery, who leads sleep research at the National Institutes of …

New Horned Dinosaur Species Unearthed In Utah

The two-ton plant-eater Machairoceratops cronusi had four horns and lived 77 million years ago.<p>A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah.<p>Remains of the animal, named Machairoceratops cronusi, suggest it was about 26 feet long, weighed two tons and ate …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

The Scientist Who Believes Your Personality Predicts Your Taste in Music

There’s no accounting for taste, unless, that is, you are a scientist whose job it is to account for such intangible things. David Greenberg, a …

Psychology

Earth Could Be Unique Among 700 Quintillion Planets in The Universe, Study Finds

One of these things is not like the others.<p>So much of humanity’s astronomical research is based around the notion of finding something like us out …

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

There are always exceptions to the rule, and this boiling Amazonian river is undoubtedly an exception to our current understanding of the Amazon Rainforest. Andrés Ruzo, a PhD candidate in geophysics at SMU, has spent the last several years studying a very peculiar phenomenon in the Amazon …

Amazon Rainforest

News Wrap: Scott Kelly Returns to Earth, Leap Day, and More

Share<p>Teaching Science and Social Studies can be tricky because the material is constantly changing! So we like to keep an eye on what’s happening …

Library of Congress

Scott Kelly set to return to Earth after spending a year in space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is set to return to Earth on Tuesday, after spending nearly a year on the International Space Station in which he celebrated a birthday, conducted space walks and nibbled on space veggies.<p>Kelly is scheduled to touch down in Kazakhstan, at about 11:45 p.m. EST after …

Space Science

Don't kill cancer, learn to live with it, say scientists

Managing cancer with low doses of chemotherapy could be more effective than attempting to kill the disease, scientists believe.<p>The controversial approach suggests that cancer patients may have a better chance of survival if they live with their illness long term.<p>"The potential to reduce gruelling …

Drink Warm Lemon Water In The Morning For A Year (And These 20 Things Happen)

Quench thirst by adding lemon slices to your water. In this way you will also get enough vitamins, minerals and trace elements.<p>According to …

The Boston Breakfast and Brunch Guide

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>Maps<p><i>Find excellent renditions of specific items around town.</i><p>The Breakfast Week Champion<p>During Breakfast Week 2016, a bracket-style reader poll determined the best breakfast/brunch dish in town. The winner? The T-rex at Bagelsaurus, located near …

Is Medical Mead the New Medical Marijuana?

The honey wine could be a miracle cure.<p>Mead, the old-timey honey wine you most commonly find at Rennaissance fairs, has experienced a bit of an …

Ancient armored mammal from Argentina was a huge armadillo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA coaxed out of a 12,000-year-old fossil from Argentina is providing unique insight into one of the strangest Ice Age giants: a tank-like mammal the size of a small car with a bulbous bony shell and a spiky, club-shaped tail.<p>Scientists said on Monday their genetic research …

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Space Science

Neuroscience and the premature death of the soul

Twenty years ago, Tom Wolfe made predictions about how advances in neuroscience would transform our understanding of human behaviour. So, how much did he get right?<p>Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. Titled Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died, the …

This Scholar Says She's Unlocked The Secrets Of The Pyramid Texts

Susan Brind Morrow has developed a new translation of the world's oldest sacred texts.<p>For years, scholars thought that the Pyramid Texts were merely a series of funeral prayers and magic spells intended to protect Egyptian royalty in the afterlife.<p>But renowned classicist and linguist Susan Brind …

Hubble image: Dormant black hole, in a word, is gargantuan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble Space Telescope has given scientists their sharpest-ever look at a known galaxy containing an enormous black hole.<p>The supermassive black hole is in a galaxy called NGC 4889, one of several in the Coma Cluster, officials said Thursday.<p>According to NASA, every galaxy has a …

Astrophysics

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Astrophysics

Attention, Fibromyalgia Patients! Acupuncture May Help Ease Chronic Pain

Advertisement<p>Acupuncture, one of the most popular Chinese therapy, has already been scientifically proven safe and effective in relieving headaches …

Scientists to monitor skies for UFOs

UFODATA wants to make UFO studies a more rigorous science and deploy a global network of automated surveillance stations to watch for UFOs …

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

Homo floresiensis 'were not Homo sapiens' according to researchers<p>Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.<p>Fossils of Homo …

Prehistory

What would happen if Earth fell into a black hole?

Kevin Pimbblet, <i>University of Hull</i><p>Black holes have long been a source of much excitement and intrigue. And interest regarding black holes will surely …

Black Holes

Fossilised flower is beautiful, deadly and new to science

Encased in amber for up to 30 million years, Strychnos electri is a member of the asterid family which include potatoes, coffee, strychnine and curare<p>It is beautiful, deadly and new to science. And if that is not enough, it has been fossilised in amber for perhaps 30 million years.<p><i>Strychnos …

How to Stop Thinking During Meditation: 10 Tips to Calm in 10 Minutes

Have you tried meditation only to get frustrated because you can't stop thinking or worrying?<p>Maybe you worry so much that you feel more stressed after meditation than when you began! If you struggle with constant thoughts during meditation, don't give up yet!<p><b>With these 10 tips, you'll get calm,</b> …