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Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.<p>The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.<p>It was …

Genetics

Donald Trump filled out a survey about science and it is amazing

Answers to a science survey show lack of either knowledge or policy.<p>Science is hard. At least, it seems to be for Donald Trump, who this week gave …

The 25 Greatest Inventions of All Time | Inc.com

2017 should be a banner year for exciting new technologies and innovations. It got me thinking: what are the 25 best things humanity has invented over the last 100,000 or so years?<p>25. The Chariot<p>The chariot revolutionized warfare in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, introducing the first real …

Inventions

Remember That Time the US Thought About Nuking the Moon?

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>To this day, it's unclear who first had the idea to nuke the moon. As with a lot of ideas hatched at …

Comment on If Machines Can Think, Do They Deserve Civil Rights? by marz62@yahoo.com

This is a great comment thread with many valid and salient/insightful points made (and some esoteric gobbledygook too).In his book ‘Autonomous …

Scientists Discover Sharks That Can Live for 400 Years

Nobody knows if the Mayflower sailed by a baby Greenland shark when the Pilgrims made their crossing to the new world in 1620. But if the Mayflower …

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Sleep deprivation hits some brain areas hard

Pulling consecutive all-nighters makes some brain areas groggier than others. Regions involved with problem solving and concentration become …

Confession: I Am Part of a Sinister Conspiracy to Destroy DC's Live-Action Movies

I cannot bear the secret any longer. Guys, you were <i>right</i>. You who complained that the media was somehow prejudiced against DC movies were right. You …

Man of Steel

‘No Man’s Sky’ is so huge — and popular — players found 10 million virtual species in one night

In a March 2007 TED talk, Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard University scientist famous for studying ants, took to the stage to plead for what he described as a biological moonshot: a catalogue of all the known life forms on the planet.<p>“I wish we will work together to help create the key tools that we …

No Man's Sky

Paralyzed Patients Regain Partial Movement With Long-Term Brain Training

Therapeutic device could be effective treatment for paralysis<p>Today, publishing in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>, a group of researchers working with paralyzed people showed that by using a non-invasive device called a brain-computer interface (BCI), those individuals were able to regain partial …

‘I hope… I can be forgiven’: Man gets 100 years for ‘mercy killings’ of wife, sister

Lance Holger Anderson had come to pay his sister one last visit.<p>On the morning of Dec. 11, 2013, Lisa Nave lay in a vegetative state in a nursing home north of Los Angeles, as she had since suffering a heart attack five years earlier.<p>Anderson approached her bed and told Lisa he was “sending her …

Venus may have supported life before Earth

Venus is a hellhole. Despite being much closer to Earth than Mars, its climate is off-the-charts insane, with average temperatures of 864 degrees F, crushing barometric pressure, and did I mention the volcanoes? It's hard to believe that as little as 750 million years ago, it may have had oceans of …

Astronomy

Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerizing to watch, it turns out …

University of Maryland

5 things everyone gets wrong about psychopaths — and why you might be one

It's not just serial killers any more: Politicians, athletes, your boss, maybe even your friends— all of them are being labeled psychos.<p>But while it's possible your control-freak boss or that girl you knew in college is a psychopath, the term is mostly used in a way that's completely …

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