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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

16 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and it contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.

Jennifer Jacquet’s advice for activists

In Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool, environmental social scientist Jennifer Jacquet argues that shame can be used as a peaceful form of resistance that can change institutions, organisations and even governments. Here's how...

Human tape worm drug shows promise against MRSA in lab

A drug already approved to fight tapeworms in people, effectively treated MRSA superbugs in lab cultures and in infected nematode worms. The scientists are pursuing further testing with hope that the findings will lead to new treatments for deadly MRSA infections.

Scientists Find Way to Distinguish Twins' DNA

Identical twins share an identical DNA profile, and when you're an investigator examining DNA evidence, that can be a problem. The cases may be rare, but they exist, legal expert Jennifer Mnookin told the New York Times last year amid a rape case involving a suspect with a twin: "There...

Understanding the body's response to worms and allergies

Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm infections.

Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos For First Time. Are We Facing A New Era Of Eugenics?

23 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Are scientists playing with fire? That's suddenly a big question for bioethicists, now that researchers in China have confirmed that they genetically modified human embryos for the first time ever. Rumors about the research first circulated in March, inciting a debate over its implications. Show More Summary

UK rail network's new signalling system could be hacked, says scientist

The new signalling system aimed to upgrade the UK's rail network could be exposed to cyber attack, resulting in a serious train crash, according to a leading scientist.

Ethical questions over designer babies and embryo-altering technology

23 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

For the first time, Chinese scientist used new technology to alter DNA in human embryos. The experiment could eventually change genetic code for generations. Eric Schadt, director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the impact of the research.

‘A Moratorium on Human Gene Editing Is Critical’

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

A leading scientist calls for caution on a promising new technology

Four-dimensional printing unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level

The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and scientists are already working on the next revolution in additive manufacturing.

New Study Shows Widespread Scientific Consensus on Guns - and the NRA Won't Like It

Professor David Hemenway of the Harvard School of Public Health recently took a series of surveys of scientists in the fields of criminology, economics, public policy, political science and public health on the effects of firearms on society, and made some very interesting discoveries: There's Scientific Consensus on Guns --...

In a Risky First, Scientists Edit Human Embryos' DNA

Advances in DNA research are fairly common these days, but a new study out of China seems to qualify for bombshell status: Scientists there edited the genes of human embryos for the first time, reports Nature. This gets into controversial and "ethically charged" territory, notes the MIT Technology Review, because...

Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Pose Risk to Brain Structure, Cognitive Functions

BOSTON - Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults.

New clues to mammoth's demise (and possible return)

With two sequenced woolly mammoth genomes, scientists hope to learn what killed it - and whether it could be brought back

Hot Jupiter: Scientists catch light bouncing off an exoplanet

An international team of astronomers says they’ve managed to take the first direct visible-light spectrum from an exoplanet, giving them a new tool to probe the nature of the "hot Jupiter" known as 51 Pegasi b.

A controversial new experiment in China could open the floodgates on genetic engineering research around the world

News broke on Wednesday that a team of Chinese scientists had edited the genes of human embryos for the first time ever, confirming long-swirling rumors that such ethically dicey experiments were underway and flouting recent calls to put a stop to them. Show More Summary

Scientists trick subjects into feeling invisible

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Your brain's sense that your body is your body is something you probably take for granted. But new research shows that in just seconds, your brain will readily accept a full-body illusion as truth. Even if that illusion is that your entire body has turned invisible. And the spooky research that proves it might help develop treatments for social anxiety.Read full article >>

Hundreds of Cancer Possibilities Arise From Common Skin Mole Mutation

A http:team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly melanomas.

Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese researchers ‘edit’ human embryos

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

In a controversial new research paper, Chinese scientists describe how they were able to manipulate the genomes of human embryos for the first time, raising ethical concerns about this new frontier in science. First reported by Nature News on Wednesday, the paper appears in the little known online...

New Drug to Prevent Asthma Attacks Altogether Could Be on the Horizon

Post by Liz Alterman. Good news for asthma sufferers has just come out of England. Scientists at Cardiff University believe they may have found not only the cause but also a possible treatment for the lung disease the impacts as many...Show More Summary

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