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23andMe's latest round of funding might signal a comeback

Once on notice with the FDA, 23andme is now worth $1.1 billion<p>23andMe wants to expand its reach — and possibly its consumer health product line. The personal genomics company announced today that it had raised $115 million in venture capital financing. Part of that money will help the company …

We should be having an entirely different conversation about GMOs

For one thing, it's an issue that has already garnered more than its fair share of attention.<p>For another, when you consider that many domesticated crops resulted from seed irradiation, chromosome doubling and plant tissue culture — none of which are genetically engineered — the boundaries of …

Agriculture

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Make These 9 Health Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

You've heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is it more true than with your health. The health habits you form now …

Frugal Living

7 Subtle and Slightly Bizarre Signs You Need More Sleep

Turns out we could all use a little more shut-eye: Four in 10 Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. As a result, we’re …

Immune System

Nightmarish razor-toothed fish returns to UK rivers

A terrifyingly-toothed snake-like fish has been spotted in English rivers for the first time since the 1800s, following conservation efforts by the …

Scientists to reanimate 30,000-year-old 'giant virus' found in Siberia

Before waking up Mollivirus sibericum, a prehistoric virus, researchers will have to verify that the bug cannot cause human disease<p>Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous …

Hurricane Katrina: UK satellite revisits New Orleans 10 years on

<b>When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the morning hours of 29 August, 2005, it wrought devastation on a huge scale.</b><p>To get an overview of what they faced, disaster response coordinators needed satellite imagery, and the first picture to come in was acquired by a British-built, Nigerian-owned …

What It Looks Like to Use the Internet for the First Time

"I've heard of the internet, but don't know what it's for."<p>It's easy to know when you've encountered a wifi hotspot in Cuba, if only because they're the only places that feel even remotely like you're walking through an American city. It's here that Havana's chaotic streets—full of neighbors …

Oceans Will Rise Much More Than Predicted, NASA Says

Predictions from a few years ago already are outdated. “Sea levels are rising faster than they were 50 years ago, and it's very likely to get worse,” one scientist says.<p>Year by year, millimeter by millimeter, the seas are rising. Fed by melting glaciers and ice sheets, and swollen by thermal …

Skydiving spider discovered in South America

Biologists have discovered a nocturnal hunting spider that can steer while falling. Watch it glide!<p>A group of biologists working in Panama and Peru …

Zoology

Tiny solar cells could soon charge electric vehicles while on the road

Researchers claim to have hit on the right combination of solar cell type and battery to charge an electric vehicle battery with higher efficiency …

35 Stunning Photos of American Wilderness and Wildlife

These 35 photographs, from the the Bureau of Land Management’s archives, document the fauna, flora, mountains, sunsets, and the star-dusted skies of …

My Visit To A 'Nature Park' Broke My Heart

(All photos were taken by me, Jasmine Monrouxe, and this article is also published on my website.)<p>When you think of a monkey, you picture a happy …

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

Space Science

Building with nature to make our cities greener

‘Green infrastructure’ project aims to make urban areas more sustainable<p>The University is partner in a multilateral prestigious research grant …

Rare ‘Fire Rainbow’ Over South Carolina Explained

An unusual series of atmospheric conditions led to a colorful show.<p>A colorful “fire rainbow” lit up the sky, and the Internet, this week. But despite its name, the rare phenomenon isn’t related to recent wildfires. Instead, it’s caused by a unique alignment of forces in the atmosphere.<p>Technically …

The least realistic things video games think cars can do

How difficult can it be for a game to get right the hundreds of delicately interconnected mechanical components of a motor vehicle? Super difficult, …

Deadly gods of war: Ounce for ounce, Hummingbirds are probably the fiercest creatures on Earth

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Nature

The Rise and Fall of America’s Fossil Dogs

When it came time to adopt a dog, I knew I wanted a <i>dog</i>. An angry, yappy gremlin wouldn’t do. I was on the lookout for a companion that at least somewhat resembled the gray wolf stock from which our domesticated canine companions descended. A real canid. Jet, a black German shepherd I took in …

Latin and Greek Bisexual Tendencies

<i>By Ben Potter</i>Right… how to put this delicately? Well, if you’ve experienced any recent anger thinking about a certain Supreme Court ruling on civil …

The Avengers' Comic Book Origins & First Appearances

by Ben Kendrick<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>Following a post-credits teaser in 2008's <i>Iron Man</i> from director Jon Favreau, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has …

Marvel Universe

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world

Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new – in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>Over the past few years, even the most ardent comic book nerd might have wondered if there were too many superhero movies playing in the …