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Scientists accuse Church of ignorance over three parent babies

Scientists have accused church leaders of ignoring scientific evidence about three parent babies<p>Scientists have accused the church leaders of refusing to examine overwhelming evidence which shows that the creation of three parent babies is ethical and safe.<p>The Anglican and Catholic churches have …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

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Researchers put a number to our Internet addiction

Internet addiction may be a reality for more than 1 in 20 people worldwide, according to new research out of the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal <i>Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking</i>.<p>Researchers analyzed data from nearly 90,000 people in 31 countries and found that …

BitTorrent’s Offer To Sony: Release “The Interview” Safely Online With Us And Make Money

“What better way to take back the Internet than to use technology Hollywood has been scared to use?”<p>In the days since Sony canceled the theatrical release of the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy <i>The Interview</i>, the studio has so far failed to make any alternative distribution arrangements, in part …

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Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The 800mph train still sounds like the stuff of science fiction – Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes – but it’s found a new champion in crowdfunded engineer collective<p>The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier

Building a universal translator<p>Earlier this week, roughly 50,000 Skype users woke up to a new way of communicating over the Web-based phone- and video-calling platform, a feature that could’ve been pulled straight out of Star Trek. The new function, called Skype Translator, translates voice calls …

Toast the season with these five excellent ways to drink — and eat — eggnog

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new holiday flavor in town. Eggnog, once considered a drink of the European aristocracy (hey, who else could afford milk, eggs, spices and brandy before the 18th century?), is a sure sign the festive season has arrived. Celebrate with a glass of this classic …

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These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

USDA Approves A Genetically Modified Potato With Possible Health Benefits

Unlike other GMO crops, the potatoes' new qualities come from added doses of potato genes, instead of genes taken from other species.<p>There's a new Mr. Potato in town. This weekend, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a few new genetically modified potato varieties for farmers to grow …

The Space Station Is Getting A UPS-Style Shipping Service

A new vehicle design could enable same-day shipping from the ISS to Earth, making science experiments in microgravity cheaper and easier.<p>It’s easy to forget that the International Space Station isn’t just a place for astronauts to hang out and take epic selfies. Because of its unique microgravity …