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Two Decades After Dolly the Sheep, Here's What We've Learned About Cloning

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the announcement of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Her creation left a lasting impact on both the public and the field of developmental biology, experts say.<p>At the time, other researchers had managed to clone mammals by splitting …

Genetics

No publication without confirmation

Jeffrey S. Mogil and Malcolm R. Macleod propose a new kind of paper that combines the flexibility of basic research with the rigour of clinical …

Clinical Trials

The Road from Saddam Hussein to Donald Trump

As the members of the Electoral College gathered across the country on Monday, to elect the next President, there was another rash of articles seeking to explain how an untested candidate, whose approval rating stood at 37.5 per cent on November 8th, had managed to defeat an opponent who was a …

Middle East

The CIA Agent Who ID'd Saddam Hussein Reveals Dictator's Shocking Claims of What America Got Wrong

CIA Analyst John Nixon is the man responsible for definitively identifying Saddam Hussein in 2003.<p>He recently recounted the experience of being face …

Saddam Hussein
Government
Human Rights

The End of the Syrian Cease-Fire

The Syrian military blamed the rebels, though the decision was likely affected by a U.S. airstrike that killed more than 60 Syrian troops.<p><i>Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET</i><p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> The Syrian military called off a cease-fire agreement that began last week, a decision it blamed on rebel groups, but which was …

Middle East

This Man Sacrificed Himself, Saved Dozens By Hugging ISIS Suicide Bomber

An Iraqi man saved dozens last week by “hugging” an ISIS suicide bomber moments before he entered an eastern Iraqi shrine, <i>Al Masdar News</i> reported.<p>On …

Six Pokémon Go tips for the ultimate beginner

If you're not quite sure what a Pokémon is, this one's for you<p>If you’re here, it’s because everyone you know is talking about one thing: <i>Pokémon Go</i>, the new iOS and Android game that’s sending people outside in droves. But maybe you’re not yet one of them, because, well, you’re not really sure what</i> …

Uber sued again over drivers' employment status

The class action flood gates have opened.<p>Less than two weeks after Uber Technologies agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts in which drivers sought to be reclassified as employees instead of independent contractors, the ride-hailing company …

Canada
Guns
Environmental Health

10 things you didn't know about being an air hostess

In my four years working as a flight attendant for different airlines, including British Airways, I’ve been inundated with questions about what it’s really like to be an air stewardess. From strict grooming protocol to what passengers get up to when they think no one is watching, it’s time to bust …

Google could be selling Boston Dynamics because even Google thinks these robots are terrifying

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. isn’t happy with Boston Dynamics, its robotics subsidiary. According to a report from Bloomberg, Alphabet executives think that Boston Dynamics is unlikely to generate substantial revenue in the next few years and is hard to work with. Toyota or Amazon could be …

Selling
Extremism

Fire Breaks Out in Dubai Skyscraper Near the Burj Khalifa

DUBAI — A luxury hotel in downtown Dubai was engulfed by an inferno Thursday night as hundreds of thousands of New Year's Eve revelers gathered in the United Arab Emirates' biggest city — but it did not derail the annual fireworks extravaganza.<p>At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the city were …

United Arab Emirates

Interview: More Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War

About six months ago, we shared photographer Lalage Snow's powerful series of triptychs titled <i>We Are The Not Dead</i> depicting the transformative faces of servicemen before, during and after their deployment to Afghanistan. The 8-month-long project presented the evolution of these brave, young faces …

Historical Photography
Social Media
NGOs
Animals

Why Dogs Are Some Scientists’ New Best Friends

Dogs develop many of the same diseases humans do, making them good subjects for research<p>The DNA of dogs may offer clues about human conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism, according to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, who have launched a major …

Genetics

Polish Mother Captures Heartwarming Photos of Her Son and Their Three Adopted Dogs

Three years ago, Agnieszka Gulczynska started photography as a way to capture the graceful movement of horses. When she became pregnant with her first child, Igor, she found that couldn't ride anymore, so instead, she ran after horses with her camera. Now two years old, Igor is Agnieszka's favorite …

Pets

Wolf - Protector of Woman

The ever-talented photographer Shlomi Nissim, the person behind the set we called <i>Little Red Riding Hood's Demise</i>, is back with another arresting photo. He's named this one <i>Pocahontas</i>.<p>Nissim accompanies it with this story. It's an actual legend by the Native American tribe Shoshone, called <i>Wolf –</i> …

Little Red Riding Hood

Tashfeen Malik was 'modern girl' who began posting extremist messages on Facebook

Tashfeen Malik, the 29-year-old female shooter in the deadly San Bernardino rampage, was a onetime "modern girl" who became religious during college and then began posting extremist messages on Facebook after arriving in the U.S., a family member in Pakistan told the Los Angeles Times.<p>The family …

Winners of National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010! (3 photos)

<b>Grand Prize Winner</b><p>National Geographic just announced the winners of their global photography contest! Out of over 16,000 entries, Aaron Lim Boon Teck of Singapore won the grand prize (and Winner of the Nature category) for his amazing shot of the eruption of Indonesia's Gunung Rinjani volcano. His …

Nature Photography
Photography
San Bernardino