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CRISPR pioneer wants to make an at-home test that detects disease

Biotech company Mammoth Biosciences is working on a simple, portable test that would give everyone, from healthcare professionals to just people at home, the ability to detect various diseases, infections and cancers quickly and easily. The test would use CRISPR to determine which bacteria, viruses …

Genetics

Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

<b>Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story contains a graphic description of sexual assault.</i><p>A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting up the comic legend for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually …

Justice

27 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, they …

Healthy Eating

What DNA Testing Companies’ Terrifying Privacy Policies Actually Mean

You probably wouldn’t hand out your social security number without having a pretty good idea of how that information was going to be used, right? …

Privacy

31 of the Best Images From Cassini’s Mission to Saturn

After 20 years of exploring our cosmic neighborhood, NASA's Cassini spacecraft fell toward Saturn in 2017, burning up in the planet's atmosphere on …

Astronomy

The first "cell-free" CRISPR tech is here to personalize cancer treatment

A single technology can help kill superbugs, slow cancer’s growth, and potentially help us end world hunger. No, it’s not magic. It’s science — …

Genetics

Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary

NASA and the European Space Agency celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope with a look at the dreamlike Lagoon Nebula.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope knows how to celebrate its anniversary in style. Each year, the telescope team releases a new, mind-blowing image of something gorgeous. The Lagoon Nebula is …

Cosmology

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Please be wings, please be wings…<p>Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now …

Biology

Final Deadpool 2 trailer references those other superhero movies

“You all know the drill…”<p>Well, you do, right? First, you watch this new <i>Deadpool 2</i> trailer, then you laugh, then you get excited and pre-buy your …

Deadpool

Rainy Day Recipes for When You’re Not Planning to Leave the House

Time to get cozy with comfort food favorites.<p>Although we’d rather the weather be beautiful all the time, there’s still plenty to love about a rainy …

Cooking

Christopher Hitchens on Animal Rights, Our Human Hubris, and the Lesser Appreciated Moral of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”

“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”<p>We call the natural world beyond us our <i>environment</i> — a term I find troubling in its connotation of that which surrounds us and revolves around us: It exudes the hubristic ecological Ptolemism that has long placed us — misplaced us, …

Literature

Does the Philosophy of "the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number" Have Any Merit?

Would you cut off your own leg if it was the only way to save another person's life? Would you torture someone if you thought it would result in …

University of Oxford

The Paradox of Freedom: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Moral Aloneness and Our Mightiest Antidote to Terror

“Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine.”<p><i>“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given,”</i> James Baldwin wrote in contemplating how we imprison ourselves, <i>“freedom is</i> …

Stone Age

Abortion Rights: For and Against

2018.04.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews<b></b><b>Kate Greasley and Christopher Kaczor, Abortion Rights: For and Against, Cambridge</b> …

Pro-choice Movement

E07 | Pleasure, Pain and Nietzsche | Dr Christopher Hamilton

Friedrich Nietzsche

Jenna Dewan Strips Down to Her Underwear After Split from Channing Tatum; See the Sexy Pic!

Jenna Dewan is soaking up “a little R&R” — in her underwear.<p>The 37-year-old dancer and actress — newly single after a split from ex Channing Tatum, …

Channing Tatum

Tom Hardy Shares "Mega Awkward" Glimpse of His Transformation Into Mobster Al Capone

Tom Hardy has been giving us a few glimpses into his gritty new film role, in which he's taking on notorious American mobster and crime boss, Al Capone. The most desired man in Britain regularly posts in-character photos from the film on his Instagram account, where he looks totally transformed …

Entertainment

Cardi B, Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Kidman among Time's 100 Most Influential People

<i>Time</i> unveiled its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People of the year with some of 2018’s biggest breakouts, social movers, and</i> …

Box Office

Carrie Underwood Reveals What Caused the Accident That Left Her With 40 Stitches on Her Face

The country singer has kept a low profile since she had a scary fall in November.<p>After taking a nasty fall that left her with 40 stitches on her face in November, Carrie Underwood is finally ready to talk about what really happened.<p>"I was taking the dogs out and I just, I tripped," she said on The …

Country Music

Avengers: Infinity War tops Fandango survey of most anticipated summer movies

Fandango has released its annual list of the most anticipated films of the summer, and Marvel’s biggest blockbuster yet, <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, is …

Avengers: Infinity War

“Real Life” Trolley Experiment – This Is a Must Watch

“Real Life” Trolley Experiment – This Is a Must Watch<p>March 20, 2018 by Jonathan MS Pearce<p>This is a fascinating video and I only wish they carried …

Why Is Philosophy So Hard?

Daniel Kodsi, an undergraduate at Oxford and founding editor of the <i>Oxford Review of Books</i>, writes about his interview of Amia Srinivasan, philosophy …

Philosophy

Heidegger’s Ways of Being

Andrew Royle introduces Heidegger’s key ideas from his classic Being and Time, showing how they lead towards his concept of Being-towards-death.

Philosophy

What is Skepticism?

IntroductionThe roots of skepticism are almost as deep as the roots of philosophy itself. The word "skepticism" is derived from the ancient Greek …

Philosophy

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh Are Engaged!

Have mercy … she said yes!<p>On Sunday, John Stamos announced his engagement to girlfriend of nearly two years Caitlin McHugh in a sweet Instagram …

Celebrity Gossip

Ewan McGregor Splits From Wife of 22 Years — As He’s Spotted Kissing Costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead

After 22 years of marriage and four children together, actor Ewan McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis have called it quits.<p>A family source confirms to …

Gene-expression study raises thorny ethical issues

Project obtains tissues from recently deceased individuals to look for the origins of disease.<p>Sharon Napper was getting ready for school one morning …

Genetics

An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

In the recorded history of philosophy, there may be no sharper a mind than Ludwig Wittgenstein. A bête noire, enfant terrible, and all other such …

The State of the Study of Consciousness

What’s the current state of the philosophical study of consciousness? In <i>The New York Review of Books</i>, Tim Parks (Associate Professor of Literature …

Consciousness

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Dead at 53

Canadian rock legend diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015<p>Gord Downie, the lead singer for the beloved Canadian alt-rock band the Tragically Hip, died …

Gord Downie