Steve Schollmeyer

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We just got a step closer to genetically engineering human babies, thanks to this powerful lab technique

But the new technique, which has been called the "biggest biotech discovery of the century," comes with side effects, including dangerous mutations, or genetic tweaks, that could result in disease or even death.<p>Now, scientists think they've found a way to prevent some of these unintended …

Rangers vs. Penguins Game 7: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

Link to Media<p>The Pittsburgh Penguins thought that this semifinal series was over after Game 4. So did Ken Campbell of <i>The Hockey News,</i> Craig Morgan of FoxSports.com and Colin Horgan of <i>The Guardian</i>. Jeff Z. Klein of <i>The New York Times</i> struggled to find positives for the New York Rangers before the …

Ice Hockey

Rare byproduct of marine bacteria kills cancer cells by snipping their DNA

(Phys.org) —Yale University researchers have determined how a scarce molecule produced by marine bacteria can kill cancer cells, paving the way for …

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

<b>Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.</b><p>Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots.<p>The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain Conventional …

Better Know A Plague: Smallpox

Later this month, members of the World Health Assembly will meet in Geneva to discuss its policies, among other things. On the agenda: whether or not to destroy the world’s only existing smallpox laboratory samples.<p>The World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated in 1980, but two …

Public Health

Robotic Arm Catches Whatever You Throw It

Somebody should sign this bot up for the NFL.<p>A tennis racket. A carton. A plastic bottle of water. You can lob all of these things at a newly developed robotic arm, and it will catch them. Witness:<p>The robotic arm was developed by researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in …

Dean Kamen's DARPA-Funded Prosthetic Arm Gets FDA Approval

From a company founded by the Segway inventor, the arm is the first of its kind to receive approval for sale.<p>For eight years now, the DEKA prosthetic arm -- a DARPA-funded project aimed at improving the lives of amputees -- has been moving slowly toward FDA approval. Now, right on schedule, the …

Best Photo Yet of an Exoplanet

Changing Planet<p>This artist’s impression shows what the planet inside the disk of Beta Pictoris may look like. Only 12 million years old, or less than three-thousandths of the age of the sun, Beta Pictoris is 75 percent more massive than our parent star. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada<p><b>While it may look like</b> …

The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?

It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process.<p>A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there’s too much …

Action Movies

Iran says it built copy of captured U.S. drone

Iran on Sunday unveiled what it says is a copy of a U.S. stealth drone that it "commandeered" in 2011.<p>"The drone was brought down by the Iranian Armed Forces' electronic warfare unit which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it," the Iranian Tasnim News Agency reported.<p>Late last year, Iran …

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas – even though the US government has warned against using Chinese technology for the same reasons, says Glenn Greenwald, in an extract from his new book about the Snowden affair, No Place to Hide<p>• The explosive …

North Korea Exiles Over 100 To Remote Mountains: Report

Watching a video filmed in a foreign country can get you banished in North Korea, as over a hundred people in the nation's capital have reportedly found out since March.<p>Citing a Pyongyang-based source, Seoul's Daily NK news site reports that "at least 100 Pyongyang citizens have been internally …

Antarctic glaciers melting 'passed point of no return'

The vast glaciers of western Antarctica are rapidly melting and losing ice to the sea and almost certainly have "passed the point of no return," according to new work by two separate teams of scientists.<p>The likely result: a rise in global sea levels of 4 feet or more in the coming centuries, says …

The Miami Marlins place RHP Jose Fernandez on 15-day DL (retro to May 10) with right elbow sprain: http://atmlb.com/1leC8QK