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Gene editing technique could transform future

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Genetics

Living Bacteria Can Now Store Data

Using the CRISPR gene-editing tool, scientists from Harvard University have developed a technique that permanently records data into living cells. …

A Single Drop Of Synthetic DNA Can Store All Of The Data In The World

Technology Photo credit: 600 basic smartphones' worth of data can fit onto that pink DNA smear. Tara Brown Photography/University of …

Biotechnology

The Birth Of Midcentury Modernism, As Photographed By Its Architects

If Instagram existed back in the day, Pierre Koenig and Fritz Block would’ve been blowing up your feed with their architectural snapshots.<p>Architectural photographers can make us fall in love with buildings–and today, smartphones and Instagram have given the medium new life, letting us act like …

Architecture

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

A Visual Tour of Iran's Tilework

As the country opens up, it's time to discover its extraordinary decorative tile mosaics, some of the most beautiful in the Muslim world, which seem …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Gymnastics

I couldn’t save my child from being killed by an online predator

Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old boy who loved gaming, was groomed online and murdered in 2014. His mother, Lorin LaFave, was worried – would her pleas for help from police have been taken more seriously if he’d been a girl?<p>I <b>approach Lorin LaFave’s house in Caterham, Surrey, set back and unlit on a long</b> …

NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 12th anniversary on Mars

When the Opportunity made its Mars landing on January 24th, 2004, NASA believed the rover would only last about 90 days, due to the Red Planet's dusty nature. But, thanks to unexpected winds which kept Opportunity's solar panels clean, that obviously never happened. This week, the aging rover …

The 10 Best Tips For Anyone Who Wants to Work in Science or Engineering

Even Einstein had to start somewhere.<p>In today's world of unlimited possibilities, it's pretty darn hard to know what you want to do when you 'grow …

Bill Gates

Global warming in December blows the previous record right out of the (exceedingly warm) water

Result for 2015 overall likely to be the same The first verdict on just how warm the globe was during December of 2015 is now in. And while it is not …

Global Warming

We're losing the fight against antibiotic resistance

As Lyn Gilbert has pointed out on The Conversation, there isn't good evidence behind many of these recommendations. For GPs, the main determinant of the duration of antibiotics is the size of the pack they come in.<p>In hospitals, we also have some odd rules about antibiotics:<p>Prime numbers for …

Medicine

2016 January 14 - Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic Cloud

<b>Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic Cloud</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA / NASA / JPL-Caltech / STScI<p><b>Explanation:</b> Cosmic dust clouds ripple across this …

2002 May 25 - A String Of Pearls

<b>A String Of Pearls</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> H. Weaver (JHU), T. Smith (STScI), NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, named after its co-discoverers, was often …

NASA’s MMS Delivers Promising Initial Results

Just under four months into its science phase MMS is delivering promising early results on a kind of magnetic explosion that’s related to everything …

Magnetism

Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

First domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe from south east Asia, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought<p>Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than …

Anthropology

How does the sun produce energy?

There is a reason life that Earth is the only place in the solar system where life is known to be able to live and thrive. Granted, scientists …

Enceladus

2 Degrees, $100 Billion: The World Climate Agreement, By The Numbers

Representatives from 196 nations made a historic pact Saturday, agreeing to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise of global temperatures — while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change.<p>The deal still needs to be adopted by …

Climate

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

US Virgin Islands

Chandra Space Telescope

What is the universe made of? Shedding light on the mystery of missing ordinary matter

Matter known as ordinary, which makes up everything we know, corresponds to only 5% of the Universe. Approximately half of this percentage still …

Dark Matter

Explainer: What is mass?

When it comes to electrons, Higgs bosons or photons, they don't have much going for them. They possess spin, charge, mass and … that's about it.

Photons

This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

Nasa releases amazing high-definition footage of the sun – video

Nasa releases close-up footage of the sun, taken by the Solar Dynamics observatory, which orbits the star and captures images across 10 wavelengths of invisible ultraviolet light. Each wavelength is assigned a colour to help scientists differentiate between them, resulting in beautiful footage …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Physicists Prove 'Quantum Spookiness' And Chase SchröDinger’s Cat

Things are about to get really weird.<p><i>This article was written by Peter Mosley from the University of Bath, and was originally published by The</i> …

Scientists Are Finally Ready to Agree on The Mass of a Kilogram

How do you define a kilo?<p>After decades of debate and extensive testing, an international team of scientists might finally be about to agree on the …

2013 September 16 - Rotating Moon from LRO

<b>Rotating Moon from LRO</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> LRO, Arizona State U., NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. That's because the Earth's …

Astronomy

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures