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These Scientific Names Were Chosen Purely To Insult Certain People

What is the best way to make sure your insult lasts a really, really long time? Well, if you're a scientist who has the pleasure of naming a newly …

1,400+ new marine creatures identified last year

A global effort to create a consolidated inventory of all existing sea life announced the results of eight years of work.<p>The World Register of Marine …

Stop Editing Human Embryos For Now, Say Geneticists

There are some ethical issues to work out first<p>It’s no secret that scientists can now edit genes. Resolving disease-causing mutations could help cure some of the world’s most deadly diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and hemophilia. In the past, these modifications have been limited to genes in …

Genetics

Meetings that changed the world: Asilomar 1975: DNA modification secured

The California meeting set standards allowing geneticists to push research to its limits without endangering public health. Organizer Paul Berg asks …

Enhanced MRI Exams

Rochester, Minn. - Mayo Clinic research finds direct evidence of gadolinium deposition in neuronal tissues following intravenous administration of …

How birds think

Serenading embryos with weather forecasts<p>Zebra finches tweet and twitter while brooding their eggs1. Picture yourself, sitting still and warming a …

Koreans produce world’s first cloned dog - Technology & science - Science | NBC News

South Korea’s pioneering stem cell scientist has cloned a dog, smashing another biological barrier and reigniting a fierce ethical debate — while producing a perky, lovable puppy.<p>The researchers, led by Woo-Suk Hwang, insist they cloned an Afghan hound, a resplendent supermodel in a world of mutts, …

Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution

A 22-foot beaked whale that apparently took a wrong turn up an African river about 17 million years ago may offer clues to the climate-change forces that shaped human evolution.<p>Lost for more than 30 years, the fossilized beak with part of the jaw bone helps determine that the East African Plateau …

Anthropology

Scientists Take DNA Sample From Woolly Mammoth Leg for Cloning Project

A group of Russian and South Korean researchers has begun their attempt to clone a woolly mammoth, starting by extracting DNA from a spectacularly well-preserved specimen discovered in the Siberian permafrost in 2013. The project is led by Hwang Woo-Suk, a Korean cloning scientist who was the focus …