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Craig Venter Mapped The Genome. Now He's Trying To Decode Death

<b>THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME</b> physical exam starts in the world’s plushest exam room, complete with a couch, a private bathroom and a teeming fruit plate. It will be my home for an entire day. First come the blood tests, vial after vial. Then two 35-minute sessions in an MRI tube, where REM and U2 try …

Genetics

Latest update to the red list of threatened species shows world’s tallest animal is on the brink, but some good news for Madagascan freshwater fish<p>The world’s tallest animal is at risk of extinction after suffering a devastating decline in numbers, with nearly 40% of giraffes lost in the last 30 …

Biodiversity

Chinese media is pushing for more nuclear arms to prepare for Trump

China should "build more strategic nuclear arms and accelerate the deployment of the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile" to protect its interests, should Trump attempt to corner the country in an "unacceptable way", it said.<p>"China's military spending in 2017 should be augmented …

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

The language adopted by Trump and hard Brexiters prevents politicians from finding common ground<p>On Thursday night the US presidential election sparked two remarkable political speeches that in different ways illuminate our times. Donald Trump turned up the ampage on the conspiracy of a “totally …

Michelle Obama

I drove Toyota's vision for future mobility — and it was surprisingly fun

The future of mobility is an exciting frontier that everyone in the automotive world is trying to explore. As a result, companies have taken creative and odd approaches to meet the challenge.<p>Earlier this year, Toyota gave me the chance to test out their i-Road concept. The i-Road is one of Toyota …

Toyota

Tesla Solar Roof Vs. Apollo and Dow Solar Shingles

There is a hot, new trend: BIPV solar shingle roofs. Basically, you replace traditional shingles with building integrated photovoltaic solar shingles …

For Tesla, Electric Car Sales Explode In All The Wrong Places

More than 2 million electric vehicles may be on the world’s roads by the end of 2016, writes the Guardian, citing data from the electric vehicle world database EV Volumes. That should be good news for electric carmaker Tesla. It is not. A closer look at the data shows that most of the growth comes …

Electric Vehicles

15 Cookies from Around the World to Try This Cookie Month

Chocolate-chip cookies are all fine and good, and sure, sometimes you just need a sugar cookie. But there’s a world of exciting biscuits, bars, …

‘The Empire of Corpses’ Review: Project Itoh Novel as Anime – Variety

With:Yoshimasa Hosoya, Ayumu Murase, Kana Hanazawa, Taiten Kusunoki, Shinichiro Miki, Daiki Yamashita, Akio Otsuka, Takayuki Sugo. (Japanese dialogue)<p>…

Anime

Merkel admits her refugee policy helped bring terrorists to Germany

Angela Merkel has admitted that she effectively invited terrorists into Germany, in a pretty stunning indictment of her own policy.<p>The German Chancellor told a group of supporters from her Christian Democrats party that extremists had taken their chance to slip into her country.<p>Tensions in Germany …

This Tiny Robot Lets You Play God With Huge AI

We were all quite pumped a few weeks ago when Anki announced its plan to move beyond smartphone controlled cars into emotionally intelligent robots. …

Robotics

Xi Jinping says China’s ‘territorial sovereignty and marine rights’ in the seas will not be affected<p>China has said it will not accept a ruling against it in a key international legal case over strategic reefs and atolls that Beijing claims would give it control over disputed waters of the South …

China

In NikeLab’s collaboration with Balmain’s designer, high-tech materials meet “dark glamour”

Nike’s innovative and experimental high-end division, NikeLab, has a big new collaboration coming out, and it’s a perfect storm of fashion, activewear, and Instagram.<p>On June 2, NikeLab is launching a line with Olivier Rousteing. By reputation, he’s known foremost as the designer of luxury house …

The oil crash has people worried about a new banking crisis

The Central Bank of Nigeria announced earlier this week that it's replacing the management of the country's eighth biggest lender by assets, Skye Bank, after it failed to meet the minimum capital ratios, according to Bloomberg's Emele Onu, Renee Bonorchis, and Paul Wallace.<p>The CEO, the chairman, …

Akira Concept Art Reveals What The Live-Action Movie Might Look Like

A live-action Hollywood adaptation of the anime classic <i>Akira</i> has been in development for a long time, with numerous directors and stars attached over the years. Now concept art for one of the potential productions has emerged, that features Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead roles. …

Israel hits Syrian military targets after stray fire on Golan: Army

The Israeli army attacked two Syrian military targets on the Golan Heights after stray Syrian fire damaged the security fence along the demarcation …

Something To Celebrate: The Ozone Hole Is Really Healing

Only volcanoes are being difficult about the 'hole' thing<p>It might take almost 30 years, but environmental policies do work.<p>At least that's the conclusion that can be drawn from an article published in <i>Science</i> today. Researchers revealed that data showed that the ozone layer over Antarctica shows …

Researchers Now Discovered How To See Through a Black Hole

Black holes are regions of space where the gravitational pull is so strong that even light can not escape it and so appear to be invisible. For this …

Googly-eyed robots rule: Why it’s vital to make us like them

Log in or create a free account<p>Connect with:<p>Create an account for free access to:<p>A selection of articles hand-picked by the editors available only to …

SMS

AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation

<b>An artificially intelligent fighter pilot system has defeated two attacking jets in a combat simulation.</b><p>The AI, known as Alpha, used four virtual jets to successfully defend a coastline against two attacking aircraft - and did not suffer any losses.<p>Alpha, which was developed by a US team, also …

Inside NASA's Mars Mission

Exclusive photos of the capsule and rocket that could carry humankind to Mars<p>NASA’s $18 billion Orion program will deliver humans to the surface of Mars sometime in the 2030s. For the first time, the agency opened its doors—at three facilities around the country—to give us an exclusive look as they …

Google is reportedly designing its own Android phone this year

At the end of April, Google set up its own hardware division and appointed former Motorola president Rick Osterloh to run it. The idea was to bring the company’s various gadget projects under a single umbrella.<p>Now, The Telegraph’s sources say that Google is gearing up to design and manufacture a …

Android News

Countdown to Jupiter: Juno just seven days from orbit

Rendezvous draws nighJuno is on the seven-day countdown to entering Jovian orbit, and it's going to be a wild ride.…

Overachieving Hubble mission gets five more years

The Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990 and was originally expected to have a lifespan of just 15 years. It's far exceeded all expectations, and remains operational today, although it's most recent servicing mission, in 2009, was expected to be its last, with the James Webb Space Telescope …

Universe

Lionel Messi Announces Retirement from Argentina National Team

A fourth loss in a major international tournament final was too much to bear for Lionel Messi.<p>Following Argentina's 4-2 defeat on penalty kicks to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final on Sunday night, the Barcelona star announced he is retiring from international football:<p>Messi was one of two …

Soccer

Excitement Looms as Astronomers Seek to Uncover the Universe With the James Webb Telescope

Space exploration has been a very exciting subject right from the very beginning, and with the advancement of technology going the way it is, …

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …