Rebecca Rich

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First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Genetics

Why Mantis Shrimp Send Secret Messages Using Twisted Light

In the oceans, secret messages are being exchanged all the time. Some are obvious if you look closely enough, or at the right angle, or with sharp enough eyes. But mantis shrimps—a group of belligerent crustaceans—exchange signals that are <i>so</i> secretive that only they can see them.<p>Mantis shrimps have …

Nature

Another chance! Moon and Saturn

Tonight – November 13, 2014 – shortly after sunset, look for the young and slender waxing crescent moon. From mid-northern latitudes, its illuminated …

A blueprint of the emerging mind

Even before you took your first breath, your brain was already learning, exploring and adapting. Now a new project in London is charting its journey in astonishing detail.<p>The small room feels a little like a spaceship cockpit. In front of me, a group of scientists are sitting in front of a series …

Central Nervous System

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

Sri Lanka

Higher autism rate is due to changes in reporting, not kids

The US government changed a survey<p>Looking at the numbers, you'd think the number of children with autism might have doubled — but the things that changed were a US government survey and a diagnostic manual. Slightly more than two in 100 children had an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in 2014, up …

Autism

YouTube Launches New YouTube Music Service and iOS App

YouTube today unveiled YouTube Music, a streaming music service and app designed to compete with existing streaming music offerings like Apple Music and Spotify. YouTube Music is part of YouTube Red, the ad-free subscription service YouTube announced last month.<p>The new YouTube Music app is …

YouTube Red

Rounding Up The Last Of A Deadly Cattle Virus

There are only two diseases that humans have wiped from the face of the earth. One is smallpox. The other one, you may not have heard of.<p>It's a cattle disease called rinderpest. Even the name sounds scary. It's German for "cattle plague." It was once one of the most fearsome diseases on the …

Public Health

This smart helmet gives you eyes in the back of your head

<i>(By Ben Gruber, Reuters) –</i> For Marcus Weller the idea started off with an accident. He was riding a motorcycle in Barcelona when he took his eyes off the road to look at a road sign and smashed into the back of a car. A couple of years later he dreamt about that accident, but in the dream Weller …

Handsfree

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Anthropology

Scans Reveal Strange Warm Spot At Giza Pyramid

Probably not grain storage...or a Stargate<p>There's a lot we know about the iconic Pyramids at Giza. We know they were built thousands of years ago to hold royal mummies and grave goods (not grain). The pyramids were likewise not the home/landing site/temples of aliens dead set on taking over …

Archaeology