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This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?

If you (or your children) turn up your nose at brown apple slices, would you prefer fresh-looking ones that have been genetically engineered?<p>Neal Carter, president of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, in British Columbia, Canada, certainly hopes so. His company has created the new, non-browning, "Arctic" …

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The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

The glue—which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts—could be a gentler alternative to stitches.<p>Nearly a decade ago, Jeffrey Karp was playing around with a new, biodegradable polymer he'd made. He was a post-doctoral researcher at MIT. He ended up gluing together two pieces …

Strange bedfellows: White House reaches out to Sen. Paul for economy meeting

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a frequent thorn in President Obama's side, is among a bipartisan group of senators expected to attend the president's announcement Thursday on the designation of "Promise Zones" to help communities tackle poverty.<p>Paul is also expected to join Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

Cognitive development research is – like its subjects – still in its infancy, but it seems that our tiny tots are a lot smarter than science once gave them credit for<p>My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG …

Wi-fried: do wireless routers really kill plants?

Some students in Denmark did a school experiment and found cress growing near wi-fi routers went brown. Cue hysteria …<p>You may have seen in the Daily Mail on Monday (well, you MAY read the Daily Mail, who am I to judge?) the headline "What’s wifi doing to us? Experiment finds that shrubs die when …

Neanderthal Burials Confirmed as Ancient Ritual

A 50,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton discovered in a cave in France was intentionally buried.<p><b>A Neanderthal skeleton first unearthed in a cave in southwestern France over a century ago was intentionally buried, according to a new 13-year reanalysis of the site.</b><p><b>Confirming that careful burials</b> …

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‘No credible evidence’ Princess of Wales was killed by British military, police say

She died 16 years ago in a car crash in a Paris tunnel, but conspiracy theories still abound as to who was behind the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.<p>On Monday night ,London's Metropolitan Police tried to put to rest at least one sensational theory – that Diana had been killed by a member of the …

Therapy shows promise for treating ovarian cancer - Futurity

A targeted drug delivery system could make ovarian cancer more treatable and increase survival rates for the most deadly gynecological cancer in the …

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Afghanistan considers reintroduction of public stoning for adulterers

Proposal to bring back one of the most repugnant symbols of Taliban regime is in draft revision of country's penal code<p>Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both …

Government books $41.3 billion in student loan profits

Figures come as concerns mount about growing loan debt for students, graduates.<p>The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students.<p>The $41.3 billion profit for the 2013 …

As China And Japan Move Closer To Armed Conflict, The Obama Administration Dangerously Dithers

The danger of the U.S. being drawn into lethal conflict with China over the Japan-China Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute has just risen. That the Obama administration has not done more to push the disputants—and particularly Japan—to de-escalate the crisis and to begin negotiating a resolution, is …

India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously

Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an …

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FDA Warns Genetic Tests for Consumers Are Unapproved

The Food and Drug Administration is warning companies making genetic tests for consumers, including one backed by Google, that the agency requires …

‘Family Guy’ Kills Off a Member Of The Fam

Brian Griffin, the mainstay talking dog featured on Seth McFarlane’s animated show <i>Family Guy</i><i>,</i> was run over by a car and killed in Sunday night’s …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark …

Depression Linked With Shorter Telomeres, A Sign Of Cell Aging

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 11/12/2013 08:18 AM EST on LiveScience<p>People suffering from depression may be aging faster than other people, according to a new study from the Netherlands.<p>In the study of about 1,900 people who had major depressive disorders at some point during their …

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty

WikiLeaks has published a leaked draft of a secret international trade agreement that could create stricter laws governing digital copyright and freedom of speech. The leaked chapter focuses on intellectual property rights, and is part of a broader agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

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The One Thing That Makes At-Home Manis Way Easier

At this point, we’re smack-dab in the middle what is arguably the golden age of nail polish. There have never been so many amazing options on the …

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Pollinating Bees Are The Pesticide Deliverymen Of The Future

Making industrious pollinators do double-duty as pest controllers saves time and money for farmers.<p>Here's another reason to pay attention to dwindling bee populations: Bees might be the organic pesticide spreaders of the future. While they go to work pollinating our crops, bees could simultaneously …

Does a full moon make people mad?

Belief in the Moon’s power over us is widespread, and the basis of the word lunacy. Claudia Hammond examines whether science can shed any light on the ancient myth.<p>We all know a full moon is supposed to bring werewolves and vampires out into the open. Belief in its power to drive us mere mortals a …

Astronomy

View From the Beauty Closet: A Guide to Blush and Face Shape

The other day I met with Make Up For Ever to talk about their new product launches for spring 2014, which will include HD Cream Blush, the brand's first cream blush. But that's not the only exciting piece of information I walked away with: They also provided me with a handy chart detailing how to …

Noah's Ark: the scientific version

With the weather worsening, it may be time to build a second ark to preserve the ecosystem. But can it be done using science, instead of divine intervention?<p>The UK experienced a major storm this week. Cardiff, where I live, had the highest rainfall in the country. This is nothing unusual in Wales. …

Nurturing parents shield child's brain from poverty - Futurity

Nurturing may protect children from negative brain changes linked to poverty, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis say.

Poverty

How Brain Cells Are Like Little Universes

The structures of the universe and the human brain are strikingly similar.<p>In the Eastern spiritual discipline of Daoism, the human body has long been …

Neuroscience

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