Michael Denton

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Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation's sleek marble building is on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. After passing through a guarded gate, visitors climb the steps to the entrance and a big door with tinted glass slides open.<p>"Hello, sir. Nice to meet you, sir," says David Kim, a researcher at …

South Korea

US immigration is being accused of using fake ID papers to deport people

Every year, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) deports thousands of people who do not meet the necessary requirements to stay in the US.<p>In 2014, the ICE removed 315,943 people who were either trying to enter the US illegally or were already in the US.<p>According to its own rules, …

Immigration

The Death of Decency

In 2001, Senator Ted Kennedy and Representative John Boehner joined hands and authored the most consequential piece of federal education legislation in decades, the No Child Left Behind Act.<p>Can we even imagine such a bipartisan legislative undertaking today?<p>Frustrated and embattled, Speaker Boehner …

Obama to nominate first openly gay Army head

WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Eric Fanning as secretary of the Army, elevating the architect of dismantling of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as the military's first openly gay service secretary.<p>“Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role," …

Sarah Palin: Ahmed Was Asking For It When He Brought His Clock To School

"Right. That's a clock, and I'm the Queen of England."<p>Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said on Saturday that arresting and suspending Ahmed Mohamed, the ninth grader who brought a homemade clock to school, was totally reasonable.<p>Palin called initial media reports of Mohamed's arrest "fishy" and …

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis interfered with judge's order, attorney says

The attorney for one of the deputy clerks in Kim Davis' office says Davis disobeyed a federal judge's order when she altered marriage license forms for same-sex couples.<p>Deputy Clerk Brian Mason has been issuing marriage licenses in Rowan County over the objections of Davis, the elected county clerk …

New images of Pluto released for virtual flyover animation

Newly-released images of Pluto included in virtual flyover animation made by Nasa<p>New Horizons is in the process of sending back tens of gigabits of data collected during its successful flyby of Pluto in July.<p>The most recent images released by Nasa show the dwarf planet's areas of smooth, icy …

The woman who stunned Trump into silence – and threw the race wide open

Carly Fiorina calmly turned the tables on the Republican frontrunner – and now her polished debate performance is winning her thousands of followers

Almost every NFL player who donated his brain to science had brain disease

A whopping 87 out of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains to science have tested for positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, dementia, and depression. The study, based on information from the largest brain bank in the …

The Brain

Kentucky deputy clerk casts doubt on validity of Kim Davis's marriage forms

A deputy clerk in Kentucky is concerned that embattled Rowan County clerk Kim Davis has altered marriage license paperwork, according to a notice filed on Friday.<p>Richard Hughes, who represents deputy clerk Brian Mason, filed a notice in a Kentucky district court saying that Davis may have altered …

Trump: I was not obligated to correct questioner who called Obama Muslim

Donald Trump on Saturday commented on his failure to correct an audience member at a campaign rally who said Barack Obama was a Muslim.<p>Donald Trump fails to correct questioner who calls Obama Muslim<p>Read more<p>On Twitter, the Republican presidential frontrunner said: “Am I morally obligated to defend …

Air Pollution Kills 3 Million a Year: Study

Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.<p>Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and at Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates …

Pollution

Elephants born to stressed moms age faster

Asian elephants born during times of the year when their mothers are experiencing stress have significantly fewer babies themselves throughout their …

University of Sheffield

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Space Science

Hackers are coming after your most intimate data

Rather than just cashing in on stolen credit card data or social security numbers, cyber criminals are instead trying to steal some of your most personal online data for extortion. Think messages, pictures, even health information.<p>And because people willingly put so much information about …

Kentucky Man Arrested After Shooting Down Camera Drone with Shotgun

A man in Kentucky was arrested this past Sunday after he used a shotgun to shoot down a camera drone flying over his property. He’s being charged …

Drones

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies | Jordan Kisner

Photograph: Tim Knox<p>Skip Lievsay in his sound studio in Manhattan.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/21/1437486693938/a9864c60-ca84-4ef7-b5e6-53a1149d1eda-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tim Knox<p>Skip Lievsay in his sound studio in …

New Jersey

Scientists Witness Spectacular Flood Into the Red Sea

Changing Planet<p>Somebody get Moses on the phone.<p>A team of researchers including National Geographic Emerging Explorer Beverly Goodman have witnessed a remarkable Red Sea flooding event of their own (read the scientific paper).<p>Confirming for the first time in nature what had only been seen in lab …

Evidence of largest asteroid impact zone on Earth found in Australian outback

Scientists have discovered a giant asteroid impact zone spanning 400km in the central Australian outback, the largest ever recorded.<p>The impact was caused by an enormous meteorite that split into two 10km-wide chunks before it slammed into Earth around what is now the Warburton basin, lead …

Earth Science

Images of star exploding four times captured by astronomers

Australian researchers were part of team able to capture images because of gravitational lensing, which magnified a supernova 9.3bn light years away<p>Australian researchers were among a team that captured images of the same star exploding four times, thanks to its location behind a massive cluster of …

Nature and Sex Redefined - we have never been binary | Vanessa Heggie

Photograph: Guardian<p>Tests for Barr bodies can easily be performed on cheek cells taken by a simple oral swab - the simplicity of the test is probably part of the reason it lasted for so long in international …

Pics

Hubble space telescope: 25 years photographing the galaxies far, far away - Telegraph

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Demoralisation in the ranks of researchers

I’d be hard-pressed to hazard a guess as to what stage of the academic scientific career is most harmed by the ongoing decline in support for scientific research in the US and other countries. Here in the US, postdoctoral fellows are certainly paying a heavy price, with very limited openings for …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Tutorials

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

The Dark Knight: my most overrated film

You certainly can’t fault Christopher Nolan for his ambition. He’s put together sequences of snow-suited espionage within a character’s multi-tiered subconscious. He’s dispatched heroes back and forth through time-dilating intergalactic wormholes. He’s even coaxed Al Pacino through an entire movie …