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Explainer: CRISPR Gene Editing and How It Works

CRISPR harnesses the natural defence mechanisms of some bacteria to cut human DNA strands. Then the DNA strand either heals itself or we inject new …

Genetics

Is Dark Matter Made Up of Mini Black Holes from the Big Bang?

Dark matter, the mysterious extra mass in the universe that emits no light yet exerts a gravitational pull, may actually be made up of primordial …

Nonviral nanoparticles carry CRISPR to most successful gene edits ever

Scientists at MIT have developed a new way to carry the CRISPR gene-editing tool to the target area of the genome. Normally the system uses harmless …

Genetics

Frogs' resistance to their own poison could offer lessons for pain relief

How is it that some frogs are able to flush toxins through their bodies that poison would-be predators without causing any harm to themselves? …

From Facebook, 3 Essential Steps For Starting A Design Career

Facebook product design VP Julie Zhuo shares advice for making companies trip over themselves to hire you.<p>How do you get started on the path of a successful product design career?<p>It’s an intimidatingly broad question, but one I get a lot. I’ve gotten questions from contractors wondering how to get …

Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Overwatch

<i>Overwatch</i> is one of the best games of the year. It's got a massive fandom, even in surprising places. (You know, like porn.) It's fantastic, but if …

How to use an iPad as an external display and Touch Bar for your Mac [Video]

As an LG UltraFine 5K Display owner, I’ve been using my MacBook Pro in closed-clamshell mode for the last week. Closed-clamshell mode allows me to drive an external display with the MacBook’s lid closed.<p>While such a setup looks neat and takes up less desk real estate, there are a few downsides …

MacBook Pro

Why Overwatch Doesn't Need A Story Mode

“All right, listen up!” says the echoing voice of Soldier 76, Overwatch’s anointed dad character. As part of the intro to the new seasonal mode, …

Overwatch

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: The fall of Overwatch

Who benefits from a global disaster? Maybe that’s the question we should really be asking in reference to the Omnic Crisis. You wouldn’t think that a …

Activision Blizzard

This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future

Internet users leave combined data trail of over 2.5 billion gigabytes a day. That’s a staggering amount of information, and it’s information that can tell us a lot about our futures.<p>Predictive World is a tool combining big data, demographic information and personalized data to give a creepily …

Breakthrough as gene-editing technique restores sight to blind animals

Blind animals have had their vision partially restored using a revolutionary DNA editing technique that scientists say could in future be applied to a range of devastating genetic diseases.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate that a gene editing tool, called Crispr, can be used to replace faulty …

Genetics

The four big ethical questions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We live in an age of transformative scientific powers, capable of changing the very nature of the human species and radically remaking the planet itself.<p>Advances in information technologies and artificial intelligence are combining with advances in the biological sciences — including genetics, …

Scientists May Have Found Protein That Could Help Unlock Spinal Regeneration in Humans

Protein Power<p>The whole foray into stem cell research is fueled by the desire to achieve human regeneration. While some kinds of human tissue …

The Shrouded World Desktop

Reader Alec submitted this desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and aside from a stunning wallpaper, it’s a neatly customized Mac. Here’s how he set …

Twelve DNA areas 'linked with the age at which we have our first child and family size'

Researchers identify specific areas of DNA sequence that are related with the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children …

Neutron Stars And Human Cells Have A Striking Similarity — Structures Resembling ‘Parking Garages’

What do neutron stars and human cells have in common, other than the fact they are both made of the same atoms? According to a new study published in …

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Brain Imaging

Swift Programming 101: Inheritance & Polymorphism

<i>In previous posts I have touched on inheritance in Swift. In this post, I'm going to be diving deeper and giving you a fuller picture of how inheritance works in Swift, and how you can use it to create apps that are easy to extend when you need to add new functionality. Along the way, you will also</i> …

Social Security

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6S Plus

Samsung and Apple undoubtedly dominate the global smartphone market and they are responsible for some of the most popular mobile devices out there. There has been no shortage of accusations of copying and “inspiration” from either camp, but with Samsung doing away with a couple of key features, and …

Phones

Pay what you want for a complete education in iOS 9 development [Deals]

iOS 9 is here and the development frenzy has begun. It’s not too late to get in on the action though, and right now may be the best time to start with this bundle of top notch lessons that can be your for whatever you want to pay. The almost 100 hours of instruction covers iOS 9, Swift, Xcode, …

How to uninstall apps from your Mac the right way

Installing apps on your Mac is one of the easiest tasks, you can install almost all the apps using a simple drag and drop operation. However a proper …

3D Heart Simulation Predicts How Drugs Will Affect Your Heartbeat

Getting to the heart of drug-induced arrhythmia<p>Your heart might “skip a beat” if you’re frightened or you suddenly see a long-lost love, but in real life, an irregular heartbeat can be dangerous. If the heart can't pump enough blood to the body, it could result in organ failure or stroke. And …

Science

Cave crustaceans 'losing visual brain'

<b>A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves has revealed that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.</b><p>The findings catch evolution in the act of making this adjustment - as none of the critters have eyes, but some of them still have stumpy eye-stalks.<p>Three …

Biology

‘Blue Blood’ Helps Antarctic Octopus Survive in Brutally Cold Waters

Octopuses in Antarctica survive subzero temperatures because of blue pigment in their blood, a new study finds.<p>The ice-cold temperatures in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica range between 28.8 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 1.8 degrees Celsius) to 35.6 degrees F (2 degrees C). In such frigid …

Biology

Cern's Large Hadron Collider restarts with sights set on dark matter

The world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher has been restarted after an upgrade that could see it making scientific history for a second time.<p>Shortly after 8.30am on Sunday UK time, scientists sent two beams of high-energy particles racing through 16.7 miles of the Large Hadron Collider’s …

Physics

Cern restarts Large Hadron Collider with mission to make scientific history

Physicists hope particle accelerator will explain dark matter, gravity and antimatter as it completes its test run following an upgrade<p>“Congratulations,” Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the straight-talking director general at Cern, a particle physics lab near Geneva, told thousands of staff from the control …

Physics

Custom melanoma vaccines provoke T cells - Futurity

Personalized melanoma vaccines can spark a powerful immune response against unique mutations in tumors, according to early data from a clinical trial.

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy