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New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Americans still have no idea how to save money — even the ones making six figures

If you have less than $1,000 in your savings account, you're in good company. Unfortunately, this is not the kind of good company you want to be in. It's like being on a cruise ship full of wonderful people that's slowly sinking into the ocean.<p>Ok, maybe not that dramatic. But the latest survey from …

Personal Finance

Antibiotic resistant E.coli found in a quarter of supermarket-bought chicken

A quarter of supermarket chicken contains antibiotic-resistant E.coli, according to Cambridge University research.<p>The bug can cause stomach pain and kidney failure, and in severe cases can lead to death.<p>The study found that superbug strains of E.coli were present in 22 of 92 chicken pieces. The …

E.coli
Biology

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5 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Swimming

How to Eat to Build Stronger Muscles

If you want to change your body composition so you have more lean muscle mass, look at your diet. To do so, requires a combination of adequate …

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of the change in global temperature over the past 150 years. At the time, he told The Washington Post that the graphic was an attempt to “communicate in a different way,” and his efforts seemed to …

Climate Change

World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case

Filipino government body gives 47 ‘carbon majors’ 45 days to respond to allegations of human rights violations resulting from climate change<p>The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated …

Human Rights

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

They just can't help themselves.<p>We all know that every time a man gives us the once-over, he's probably thinking about sex. But now, science can explain why men are constantly checking us out. Turns out, there's a specific formula for their once-over. Some of it's silly, but most of it you can …

Eye Makeup

Earth's atmosphere is traveling back in time, and that's a very bad thing

When future generations think back on the early 21st century, 2016 might stick out as infamous year.<p>Among the climate-based records we've shattered …

A 67-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened Through LA's Urban Mountains

Los Angeles is a special place, geologically speaking: It’s one of a handful of large metropolitan areas that’s bifurcated by mountains. Not just a …

Four Sherpas Just Climbed Everest with 360° Camera Rigs on Their Backs

Congratulations are in order for all of us couch potatoes: thanks to four incredible, dedicated sherpas, we can now ‘climb’ to the top of the tallest …

You Should Get TSA Pre-Check. Here's How.

Getting into the fast lane is surprisingly easy.<p>No, you're not just imagining things. The security line at the airport is getting worse. Last weekend in Chicago, lines at the TSA checkpoint stretched back two to three hours, causing hundreds of passengers who showed up in the recommended amount of …

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain ranges and terrain that most people will never experience? Even better, our …

Hiking

Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science

If you got spanked as a kid, it probably didn't do you any good. In fact, it may have made your behavior even worse, new research suggests.<p>The more …

Psychology

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

Climate Change

Eat less meat to avoid dangerous global warming, scientists say

Research led by Oxford Martin School finds widespread adoption of vegetarian diet would cut food-related emissions by 63% and make people healthier too<p>Growing food for the world’s burgeoning population is likely to send greenhouse gas emissions over the threshold of safety, unless more is done to …

Agriculture

10 Destinations You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day

<i>By: Meaghan Agnew</i><p><i>Credit: Patryk Kosmider/Shutterstock</i><p>You're one Seamless order away from insolvency, yet the travel bug continues to nibble. So how to wander the planet without worrying about the bottom line? Believe it or not, there are still plenty of global destinations where you can get by on …

Asia Travel

The ideal time to buy plane tickets for your next trip

There's a lot of conflicting information about the best times to buy plane tickets, since airline prices can fluctuate for no obvious reasons, but …

Flying

Walmart, Target, and Aldi are addressing a huge weakness — and it's turning into Whole Foods' worst nightmare

Walmart, Target, Kroger, and Aldi have all been investing in more organic, gluten-free, and natural foods.<p>In response to the growing competition, Whole Foods has promised to lower its prices.<p>But it still has a long way to go to make an impact on customers' perception of its brand, according to a …

Santa Monica

Tired of computer bugs? MIT may have the answer

Researchers at MIT have developed a system to automatically repair computer bugs.<p>The program can comb through repairs to open-source computer programs and learn their general properties, according to MIT, building new repairs for a different set of programs.<p>The researchers tested the system on a …

Artificial Intelligence

Best way to search a hotel room for bed bugs

Bedbugs aren’t a big concern when you travel … unless you get them. Then they’re a blood-sucking nightmare, and they won’t just ruin your trip — they can ruin your life for months afterward if they hitch a ride home with you.<p>Don’t think you’ll find them only in a two-bit motel — there are …

Bedbugs

Ted Cruz Embarrasses Sierra Club President In Global Warming Hearings

Sen. Ted Cruz embarrassed Sierra Club President Aaron Mair during Senate hearings Tuesday, as Mair was repeatedly unable to answer straightforward questions about global warming. Under cool, calm, respectful questioning from Cruz, Mair was repeatedly flustered and created long, embarrassing periods …

Global Warming

The 5 C's of Effective Discipline: Setting Rules for Children

People don’t just stumble upon good parenting. Parenting well, like any other skill in life, is something we learn not just through what we were …

Parenting

The do's and don'ts of Yellowstone National Park

Do's and don'ts in Yellowstone National Park:<p><b>Don't get within 100 yards of a wolf or bear</b>, or within 25 yards of bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes. Rangers say more people are hurt by bison than by bears. (Bison can run about 35 mph — three times faster than most people.)<p><b>Don't</b> …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Quantum Experiment Confirms: If You Don't Look At Something It Does Not Exist

The idea of reality and what exists remains an extremely difficult topic to discuss on as only a select number of experts can comment on such. …