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Two Canadian places that could be under water in 100 years — or sooner

It’s easy to ignore, until suddenly it’s not.<p>As the earth warms, Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets melt and sea levels rise steadily – just a third of …

Here's what you should do if you come across a bear in the woods

Bears are very dangerous creatures, but they aren't necessarily looking to make you their lunch. There are a number of different ways you can keep bears out of your camp or protect yourself if you happen upon one while hiking through the woods. Coyote Peterson, author of "Coyote Peterson's Brave …

Wildlife

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), possessing the mass of …

Albert Einstein

Scientists have edited the DNA of human embryos using CRISPR – now we need to work out the ethics

With headlines referring to "groundbreaking" research and "designer babies," you might wonder what the scientists actually accomplished. This was a big step forward, but hardly unexpected. As this kind of work proceeds, it continues to raise questions about ethical issues and how we should we react.<p>…

Genetics

Google's machine learning algorithm gets human help in quest for fusion power

The challenge Tri Alpha Energy faced was that the enormous experimental complexity of its plasma research involved so many variables that it was …

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer<p>Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat …

Neuroscience

Scientists capture most devastating explosion in the universe which provides clearest picture yet of mysterious gamma ray bursts

The most devastating explosion in the universe has been captured by British scientists.<p>It was so bright it could have been seen “with a pair of …

Universe

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.<p>But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA.<p>Scientists have long been able to make specific changes in the DNA …

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

<b>Don’t call Heather Erickson</b> a glasshole.<p>Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or …

Sergey Brin

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals the biggest misconceptions people have about the universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains some of the biggest misconceptions we have about the universe.<p><i>Darren Weaver contributed to an earlier version of this video.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, where comic co-hosts,</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

RANKED: The 11 best movies of 2017 so far

Box-office performance doesn't always dictate if a movie is good. Some of the titles below didn't make a huge killing at the multiplex, but there's a good chance that you'll be talking about them long after this year is over. And the early part of 2017 has had some surprising bright spots.<p><b>From</b> …

Movies