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Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

Harvard Medical School

5 Ways Gene Editing Could Save the Environment

This summer, the National Academies of Sciences endorsed continued research into a radical new technology that could allow us to essentially speed up and steer evolution in certain species. The technology, called a “gene drive,” is basically a DNA editing tool that, when applied in certain …

Genetics

Initiating DNA repair

To find out what activates SIRT6, the researchers alternately applied chemical inhibitors to human skin cells to determine which proteins were …

Brains Behaving Badly: Why So Many Comedians End Up Self-Destructing

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Rolling Stone.<p>Being a professional comedian brings with it a set of unintended consequences. For one thing, you …

Comedy

Fairytales Come To Life In New Papercut Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti

Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, two Colorado-based artists who create stunning works of illuminated fairytale paper art, are back with a new …

My Lonely Robots Experiencing The Quiet Wonder Of The World

I don’t recall where the idea to paint these robots came from but since the first that I painted, back in 2006, I’ve been fascinated by them and the …

Powerful Genetic Engineering Technique Could Modify Entire Wild Populations

When it comes to genetic engineering, we’re amateurs. Sure, we’ve known about DNA’s structure for more than 60 years, we first sequenced every A, T, …

Genetics

Baby girl is first in the world to be treated with 'designer immune cells'

Genetically engineered cells successfully used to treat aggressive form of childhood leukaemia, but landmark treatment had only been tested on mice<p>A baby girl with aggressive leukaemia has become the first in the world to be treated with designer immune cells that were genetically engineered to …

Immunotherapy

Biotech Company Plans To Use CRISPR On People In Next Two Years

To treat a rare form of congenital eye disorder<p>Genome editing company Editas Medicine plans to use CRISPR to treat an inherited eye disease, the company’s president announced this week at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as MIT Tech Review reports. In a bid to be the first of at …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Twitter, Netflix and Reddit hold net neutrality protest

<b>Twitter, Netflix and Reddit will take part in an "internet slowdown" protest in favour of net neutrality on Wednesday.</b><p>They are among dozens of firms worried that proposed new regulations will mean extra charges for fast internet access.<p>The US Federal Communications Commission said its proposals …

Net Neutrality

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

The 'Internet Slowdown' Is Coming: Tech Giants to Protest FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal

Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>On September 15, the Federal Communications Commission will stop taking public comments on its net neutrality proposal. The proposal would allow for the creation of Internet "fast lanes" to those with the ability to pay for …

Net Neutrality

Microlithography techniques give arrays the nanoscale edge

A recent advance in nanotechnology could herald the widespread uptake of nanoelectrode arrays and the next generation of low-cost, high-performance nanoscale biosensing devices<p>An interdisciplinary research team from the Schools of Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh (in …