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Move over Cas9, there's a new and more accurate CRISPR gene editing enzyme in town

Things are heating up in the world of CRISPR gene editing. With the first human trials using the experimental technology set to commence soon, the …

Genetics

The Largest Crystals Ever Discovered Are At Risk Of Decay

The mine of Naica, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, was opened in 1828 to mine for lead, zinc and silver ore. In 1910, a natural cave in the mine was discovered, which was later named Cueva de las Espadas, the Cave of Swords. The name derives from three-feet large, blade-like gypsum crystals …

Crystals

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

A Strange Type of Matter Might Lie Inside Neutron Stars, And It Breaks The Periodic Table

This is amazing and we are freaking out.<p>A group of physicists are questioning our understanding of how quarks - a type of elementary particle - …

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

<b>Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about "cross-play" restrictions imposed on Fortnite.</b><p>Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation console, they are unable to use the same Fortnite account with the newly released Nintendo Switch edition.<p>This …

Gaming

'This Is the Final Verdict. My Fight Is Over.' Political Commentator Charles Krauthammer Has Terminal Cancer

Pulitzer Prize-winning political commentator Charles Krauthammer revealed he has terminal cancer and only weeks left to live.<p>The 68-year-old, who was …

Trump may be intentionally trolling experts with his preparation for the Kim Jong Un summit

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he doesn't need to prepare that much for the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and in doing so he may be engaging in one of his favorite pastimes — trolling experts and academics.<p>"I think I'm very well prepared — I don't think I have …

'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Cyclist From Muggers

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays detective Sherlock Holmes in the television series <i>Sherlock</i>, foiled an attempted robbery by fighting off a gang of muggers in London. The attack occurred near his fictional character's home on Baker Street.<p>Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter, were riding in …

A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected A Particle That Shouldn't Exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

AI's compute hunger outpaces Moore's law

Expect trend to continue.

Scientists Find Mini Gastrointestinal Tract Growing inside Tumor

Embedded in a lung cancer tumor, scientists have found a gastrointestinal tract in miniature.<p>Duke University researchers have observed rudimentary, …

Microsoft edges closer to quantum computer based on elusive particle | tech

At Microsoft Corp.’s Dutch research facility at the Delft University of Technology, several large cylindrical metal tubes hang from the ceiling.<p>Each …

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review

This sequel successfully builds on what made its predecessor great<p><i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i> begins with the father of B.J. Blazkowicz, the hero of the franchise. Blazkowicz is a child, and he’s about to learn the extent of his father’s hatred after being caught playing with a young friend. A …

Hollywood's legendary composer Hans Zimmer turns 60

The German star composer has worked on over 150 films, from "Rainman" to "Batman v Superman," winning an Oscar for "The Lion King." In this DW …

Autonomous driving is here, and it’s going to change everything

Welcome to the hands-free world.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p><i>A couple weeks ago, I spoke to a working group of economists and climate change experts in Norway about what’s happening right now in autonomous driving — how fast it’s likely to go mainstream, the effects it</i> …

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …