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A giant tortoise. Slow, but long-lived. It’s a metaphor.CC0 Creative Commons The game of science isn’t a sprint. We don’t leap from discovery to discovery, constantly rewriting our knowledge and overhauling long-held beliefs at a moment’s notice. Sure, science is a process of continual, never-ending updates, but it’s a slow, gradual exercise that creaks and groans forward through
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In the wake of the recent controversy sparked by the supposed first ever genetically-edited humans, many have raised qualms about utilizing genetics to modify our species. However, genetically selected babies have already been readily available in the US and around the world for years, and a company is even hoping to now use the technology to select for intelligence. Amelia’s
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Using detailed computer models of asteroidal-type objects between the Sun and Jupiter, two Harvard University researchers find that at least four known objects are likely to have origins from outside our solar system. This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, `Oumuamua.Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornmesser After becoming gravitationally-trapped,
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NASA’s InSight spacecraft’s successful landing on the flat equatorial plains of Elysium Planitia represents just the beginning of a years-long effort to understand whether Mars’ interior dynamics bears any resemblance at all to Earth’s. InSight team celebrates sucessful landing.Credit: NASA/JPL But more importantly, what can Mars’ inner workings tell us about the formation of planets
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills. FILE PHOTO: An NUS researcher shows an Aerogel pellet at NUS’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in Singapore November 23, 2018.
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Psychedelic drugs continue gaining momentum as potential treatments for mental health conditions, and a few are close to going mainstream. MDMA, the key ingredient in the drug known as ecstasy, is near the top of that list. Already recognized for its ability to stimulate emotional connections, new research adds to the drug’s therapeutic profile by suggesting that it delivers
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece concerning the evolution of today’s huge filter-feeding whales, scientists said on Thursday. An illustration showing an artistic reconstruction of a mother and calf of Maiabalaena nesbittae nursing offshore of Oregon during the Oligocene, close
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Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA on Thursday named nine U.S. companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp, that will compete for funding under the space agency’s renewed long-term moon program, a private-public undertaking to
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Nine US companies are now eligible to bid on new NASA delivery services to the Moon as one of the agency’s first steps towards long-term human exploration of the Moon and beyond. The Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts will be up for grabs to companies
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involve in the editing human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies. Scientist He Jiankui attends the International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong in Hong
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Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patient’s own materials and cells. According to lead researcher Prof. Tal Dvir, the new technology makes it possible to engineer “any kind of tissue” from one small fatty tissue sample and, after transplantation, efficiently regenerate any diseased or
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Amazon.com Inc’s autonomous toy car, The AWS DeepRacer, one-eighteenth the size of a real race car, aimed at helping web developers try some some of their own self-driving technology, is shown in this handout photo provided November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Amazon.com/Handout via REUTERS LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Self-driving cars, meet Amazon’s self-driving toys. Amazon.com Inc’s cloud
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A female honeybee with two fathers — and no mother — has been discovered; the first ever of her kind observed in nature Female worker honeybee, Apis mellifera.(Credit: Cumnor Hill, Sharp Photography / CC BY-SA 3.0)Cumnor Hill via a Creative Commons license A team of scientists discovered a female honeybee that has two fathers —
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