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All of our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way — here are the different types of GM technology

You've probably eaten "cloned" food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all this without leaving the "organic" section of your local supermarket.<p>Anti-GM dogma is obscuring the real debate over what level of …

Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.<p>One of the most intriguing …

This Is the Biggest Mistake You’re Making With ‘Clean’ Eating

Earlier this week ConAgra (CAG) joined a growing list of Big Food companies that have said they will label products made with genetically modified …

Quantum computers are often heralded as the future of smarter searching and lightning fast performance. But their amazing mathematical skills may …

Stopping Zika: The GMO mosquito that kills his own offspring

<b>(CNN) —</b> OX513A may soon be a household name in the fight against Zika in Florida.<p>No, he's not a new member of the Star Wars cast. OX513A is a male Aedes aegypti mosquito, genetically engineered to pass along a lethal gene to wild females that makes the females' offspring die. He's the product of …

Public Health

Now We Know How Many Ways We Can Arrange 128 Tennis Balls

Here’s a question worthy of the ball boy at Wimbledon: if you have 128 tennis balls packed into a container, how many different ways can you arrange …

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

Universe

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Middle School

Victory! 50 Remaining Research Chimps Living in U.S. Lab Will Be Released to Sanctuaries - One Green Planet

There is no doubt that chimpanzees – despite their close relation to our own species – have suffered horrendously at the hands of humans. In spite of …

World court should rule on climate science to quash sceptics, says Philippe Sands

False claims from climate sceptics that humans are not responsible for global warming and that sea level is not rising should be scotched by an international court ruling, a leading lawyer has said.<p>Scientific bodies such as the UN’s climate science panel have concluded that climate change is …

Climate

Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem's $54-billion takeover bid

In a fiery response, Cigna Corp. rejected a $54-billion takeover bid from Anthem Inc. and unleashed several criticisms of the health insurance giant.<p>Cigna said Sunday that the $184-a-share offer was inadequate and not in the best interests of its shareholders.<p>The nation's fifth-largest health …

Health Care

New Type Of Chemical Bond Confirmed

Chemistry students around the globe are pretty familiar with ionic, covalent, hydrogen, and van der Waals bonds, but a study has demonstrated the …

Plasma Plume Keeps Earth Safe From Solar Storms

Thanks, buddy!<p>Earth has a magnetic field, which begins at the core and stretches far out into space. Typically, this magnetic field is a useful shield for solar activity. However, if the Earth's magnetic field bumps up against the sun's magnetic field, all types of madness can ensue, including …

Astronomy

HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial

Radical treatment helps patients' defences against virus by replacing immune cells with genetically modified versions<p>A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells that are resistant to the virus has been declared a success by scientists following the first clinical trial.<p>The …

Don't Confuse Me With Facts: When Misinformation Kills

More bad news from the loopy world of the anti-vaccine folks. As TIME reported yesterday, a new study published in Pediatrics found that when parents …

Extraordinary Planetarium Watch Elegantly Orbits Planets Around the Sun

This spectacularly innovative watch design, known as <i>Midnight Plantarium</i>, allows you to wear a little piece of the Solar System on your wrist. Developed by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, the intricate concept replaces hands of a watch with six tiny …

Astronomy

Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie

Monsanto's new veggies are sweeter, crunchier, and more nutritious—with none of the "Frankenfoods" ick factor. Nicholas Cope<p>In a windowless basement …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Apple's Entirely Unnecessary But Very Cool Method Of Making The Mac Pro

This is an interesting little tale to me covering as it does two parts of my working life: tech and business and then the wider shores of the metals business which is what I do in my day job. Apple's new Mac Pro uses one particular metals manufacturing technique which is entirely unnecessary in a …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

A golden answer to drug competition

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Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Research project success

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Mapping receptors in the brain

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Catching a reaction in the act

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The inside story of Crosby’s gruesome facial injury

Sidney Crosby's new look is about to get a closeup.<p>When the Pittsburgh Penguins captain skates onto the ice to open the Eastern Conference final series against the Boston Bruins Saturday night, fans will see something they haven't in two months: Mr. Crosby's unprotected face.<p>Gone will be the full …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …