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New Monsanto Spray Kills Bugs by Messing With Their Genes

In a fascinating long piece in <i>MIT Technology Review,</i> Antonio Regalado examines the genetically modified seed industry's latest blockbuster app in …

Agriculture

Dave Matthews Band

Breakdown<p>Show 23 of 47<br>23 Songs / 24.09 Avg.<br>Rarity: 20 of 47 (37.75)<br>This show has an overall rarity index of 24.62<p>Timeline<p>Souvenirs<p><i>Setlist Pending</i> …

The Science Of Race, Revisited

There's no doubt that different groups of people can look very different from one another. But to contemporary anthropologists and sociologists, the notion that there are distinct "races" of human beings, each with its own specific attributes, doesn't make much sense.<p><i>Dr. Marcus Feldman</i><p>The same goes …

Evolution

A bubbly universe: Searching in space for quantum foam

An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has …

Real 'Jurassic World' Scientist Says We Could Bring Back Dinosaurs As Pets

Paleontologist Jack Horner, inspiration and advisor for 'Jurassic Park,' speaks<p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we can't wait to see <i>Jurassic World</i>, which opens in theaters nationwide today. I mean, who can resist velociraptor biker gangs:<p>But we were also curious about the real scientific research that …

How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

The sickness spread at funerals.<p>The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It …

Biology

Viral Superspreader? How One Man Triggered A Deadly MERS Outbreak

An outbreak of a deadly virus in South Korea has set off alarms across the region.<p>In the past week, South Korea's confirmed cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome have more than tripled to 41, with at least three deaths. About 1,600 people are quarantined and more than 1,000 schools are …

Public Health

The paleontologist who worked on 'Jurassic World' is trying to create a real dinosaur within 5 to 10 years

No, there isn't dinosaur DNA trapped in amber, waiting to be replicated and cloned.<p>But that's not the only way to make a dino, said Jack Horner, the paleontologist who worked on "Jurassic World" (and the rest of the "Jurassic Park" films), and he wants to make it happen.<p>How did we get to this …

Paleontology

1,400-year-old medicinal treatise of Galen found hidden under hymns in ancient manuscript

A 6th century translation of a work of one of the most important ancient Greek doctors has been discovered in an animal-hide manuscript, hidden …

Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers

May 31, 2015<br>Google Forms is one of the versatile tools we use for a wide variety of instructional purposes. From creating survey forms to designing …

17% Of Our Genetic Knowledge Is Wrong

Your genes are not your fate.<p>Nonetheless, genes can tell us a lot about our risk for disease, and sometimes they can tell us how to lead healthier lives.<p>The landscape of the human genome is vast and mostly unexplored. There is far, far more that we don’t know than we do know. This is why it’s so …

Genetics

120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan

More than 120,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes — more than one-third of the worldwide population — have died in Kazakhstan since mid-May, and the cause of the "catastrophic collapse" is unclear, officials said.<p>“Not a single animal survived in the affected herds,” the Convention on the …

Wildlife

5 Wilderness Injuries, 5 Wilderness Cures

Unless you’re particularly reckless, chances are you’ll never find yourself in some desperate <i>127 Hours</i> situation when you’re out in the wilderness. …

Save the Zombie-Makers!

Parasites may seem too gross or too wicked to be worth saving from extinction. Or they may just seem so skilled in their sinister arts that we don’t have to worry about them, since they’ll always find a new victim.<p>In fact, parasites warrant our concern, right along with their hosts. That’s not to …

Researchers discover surprisingly wide variation across species in genetic systems that influence aging

A new Iowa State University study focusing on insulin signaling uncovered surprising genetic diversity across reptiles, birds and mammals.<p>The …

Biology

John Nash's Indelible Contribution To Economic Analysis

John F. Nash, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century and subject of the 2001 film, “A Beautiful Mind”, died this past weekend along with his wife, Alicia, in a New Jersey taxi accident while returning from Oslo to accept the Abel Prize in mathematics, one of the most …

Mathematics

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Most European men descended from just three ancestors

Almost two out of three modern European men (64 per cent) were descended from just three Bronze Age males<p>Most European men descend from just three Bronze Age dominant forefathers who began a ‘population explosion’ several thousand years ago.<p>A research team from the University of Leicester looked at …

The Mysterious Giant Salamanders of Northern California

The field of cryptozoology, which deals with the search for undiscovered, or hidden, animals, encompasses a rather vast menagerie of mystery …

Universal flu vaccine closer to reality after Chinese-Australian scientific breakthrough

Scientists in Australia and China have discovered how the body's "assassin" immunity cells memorise viruses, raising hopes for a life-long flu jab<p>A single vaccine that immunises against all types of influenza has come closer to being a reality, after scientists in Australia and China discovered how …

Zoology

Quantum computing is about to overturn cybersecurity’s balance of power

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement. Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

Quantum Computing

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

New genome-editing technology has the potential to eliminate genetic disease by making changes to our DNA that will pass down the generations. Such modification is currently banned in the UK but could that be about to change?<p>Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up …

Genetics

New type of stem cell may make study of human embryos easier

Scientists have found a new type of stem cell, one that can develop into any kind of tissue in the body, that may make research on early embryonic cell states easier — and could lead to new research opportunities for developmental disorders.<p>The new human embryonic stem cells were injected into …

Genetics

5 Of The Most Horrifying Mouths In Nature

You didn't want to sleep tonight, right?<p>Today, researchers published a study in the journal <i>Palaeontology</i> that they had discovered the structure of the microscopic teeth of an animal that lived 500 million years ago. This wouldn't ordinarily be news outside the paleontology* community, except that …

The Science of Interstellar with Christopher Nolan

The Science of Interstellar with Christopher Nolan<p>Unravel the mysteries of Interstellar when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews filmmaker Christopher …

Depression Can Physically Change Your DNA, Study Suggests

More evidence that the disease is much more than a mood disorder.<p>Researchers from the UK have found evidence that depression doesn't just change our …

Old periodic table could resolve today’s element placement dispute

If you ever want to open a chemistry theme restaurant, you should be sure to furnish it with 118 tables — one for each element. Note that it could …

Periodic Table