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Scientists tweak genes and grow a dinosaur leg on a chicken - ExtremeTech

By on March 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This just in from the …

Dinosaurs

Clinton is offering concrete hydrofracking policies — Sanders is offering pie-in-the sky fantasies

At the March 6th Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had a heated exchange on “fracking” — the technique of …

Men Really Are Clueless About Their Female Coworkers

<i>Glass ceiling? What glass ceiling?</i><p>That’s the view of the vast majority of male employees when it comes to workplace discrimination faced by women, …

Sextortion: undermining gender equality

In Tanzania, several women employees at a court began to fall ill one after the other. What would normally be overlooked as an innocuous seasonal …

HIV positive

Idomeni camp is 'big violation of human rights': Ai Weiwei | Reuters.com

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei condemns conditions at the Greek border camp where thousands of migrants remain trapped after Macedonia closed its border to illegal migrants. Rough Cut - Subtitled (no reporter narration).<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER …

North Africa

Why 155 Congressional Offices Will Meet With LGBT Lobbyists

The nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group on Thursday announced a new push for a federal anti-discrimination law, naming 55 corporate partners that …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

Former employee of Queen Elizabeth speaks on the royal wedding<p>Harry, Markle take carriage ride through Windsor<p>Harry, Markle take their first kiss as …

Royal Weddings

No Crap: Missing 'Mega Poop' Starves Earth

Earth has a problem: not enough poop.<p>The extinction of megafauna both at land and at sea has led to a shortage of mega manure, new research finds. As …

Dirty secrets

EMISSIONS of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and other nasties from cars’ and lorries’ exhausts cause large numbers of early deaths—perhaps 58,000 a year in …

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

Renewable Energy

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

How Exploring Space Led A Top NASA Scientist To Worry About Earth's Climate Change

With all the planets that may support life, why haven't we heard from any?<p>Exploring new stretches of the galaxy brought NASA scientist William Borucki back to Earth.<p>Borucki, 76, retired in July as the principal investigator of NASA's Kepler Mission, an unmanned spacecraft that has been surveying a …

Universe

The City serves only itself. This is how it could serve us all

The Money Lab: We do not need an army of the overpaid and overbonused buying and selling from each other, writes John Kay<p><i>This article is part of our 'Money Lab' series, in which prominent commentators are invited to submit radical ideas for improving the landscape for our personal finances. It will</i> …

Finance

Economists are obsessed with US economic data

Paul Donovan, an economist at UBS, analyzed the interest in different kinds of economic data releases and found that US data dominated the interest of economists.<p>He determined the amount of interest based on the number of economists that had a forecast for a data release. This is important because …

How Zombie Spiders Are Enslaved As Wasp Nursery Builders

Parasitic wasps are horrible things. They inject their quarry with chemicals that turn them into zombies, forcing the host animal to do their bidding. A new study has some insight into how a species of spider is forced to build a nursery for tiny wasp babies, ensuring their survival after the …

Insects

The Internet Of Sound

Patrick Bergel Contributor<p>Patrick Bergel is a creative technologist and one of the founders of Chirp, a platform for sharing data with sound.<p>How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of …

A secret range of stunning mountains? Hikers, meet Slovakia's High Tatras

Slovakia's High Tatras mountain range sits quietly in the shadow of the Alps yet within a compact 40-by-15-mile range stand two dozen peaks between 7,000 and 8,700 feet.<p>Don't feel bad if they weren't on your radar. I'd never heard of them either until I escaped Rome's August heat for four days of …

European Travel

Meet the New Dinosaur That Scientists Just Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new dinosaur that they’ve named <i>Sefapanosaurus</i>.<p>On Wednesday, researchers announced that palaeontologists discovered a new …

9 Simple Habits to Start Now for a More Energetic Day Tomorrow

Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …

One-Third Of The World's Largest Groundwater Sources Are In Serious Trouble: Study

The earth's biggest groundwater basins are being depleted far more quickly than previously believed, according to two new studies by the University of California, Irvine (UCI).<p>The studies used data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites gathered between 2003 and 2013 …

Sceneframing Iconic Movies and TV Shows

Three friends decided to embark on a journey across the globe to sceneframe some iconic movie and<p>Three friends decided to embark on a journey across the globe to sceneframe some iconic movie and television show scenes, and the results are pretty awesome. This creative photography project includes …

TV shows

Solar Sisters: How This “Avon Lady” Model Of Solar Distribution Has Taken Off

Women are earning side income from the project and spreading solar products in areas where power is lacking, but Solar Sister as an organization still relies mostly on philanthropic support.<p>Solar Sister is a social business that uses an “Avon Lady”-type model to distribute solar equipment in …

Entrepreneurship

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

The Good Bagel Manifesto

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For the past couple of months, I've been on a quest to find the best bagel in San Francisco. This led me to a shocking realization: there are really, really bad bagels <i>everywhere</i>, and I'm not just talking in the …

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

Costa Rica

Life and death in the world’s most polluted city

According to a 2014 World Health Organization report that analysed the air quality of 1600 cities across the globe, New Delhi was by far the worst, …

Seychelles Island Guide: Where to go for Wildlife

<b>Sublime white sand shores, lapped by the Indian Ocean, give The Seychelles its great allure, but these islands are also home to extraordinary wildlife.</b><p><i>Seychellois guide Gemma Jessy specialises in wildlife tours. For her, a passion for the archipelago's wilderness and resident species developed as</i> …

8 Earthy Eco Escapes

You don't have to stop protecting the planet as you travel to explore its many wonders. Hotel search trivago.com has discovered eight ecologically elite hotels that are taking "being green" to a five-star level.<p>Whether it's by using recycled materials, heating water via volcano, or growing their …