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British researcher approved to edit human embryos

Kathy Niakan, a researcher at the Francis Crick Institute in London has received permission to use Crispr, a powerful gene editing tool, to edit human embryos. 280 more words

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Memory and Dreams

“Every dream will reveal itself as a psychological structure, full of significance, and one which may be assigned to a specific place in the psychic activities of the waking state.”

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Ants: enigmatic architects

In curly underground nests (Walter Tschinkel shown with plaster cast of a nest), Florida harvester ants observe typical age stratification: youngsters at the bottom, end-of-life foragers at the top. 9 more words

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Yesterday's Google Doodle Celebrated The Father Of Modern Chemistry

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Google Doodle commemorating Dmitri Mendeleev, who was born on February 8, 1834. Google

Today is the 182nd¬†birthday of Dmitri Mendeleev, and Google has decided to honor him with one of their trademark¬†“doodles”. 69 more words

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China Claims New Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion

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The donut-shaped reactor inside the EAST. Hefei Institute of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

February 2016 might become a milestone month in the history of nuclear fusion. 35 more words

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Turtles Found In Florida With Body Tumors Dramatically Increasing

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The tumors are thought to be caused by a herpes virus, and can blind the reptiles. Peter Bennett & Ursula Keuper-Bennett/Wikimedia… 53 more words

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New Species Of Luminescent Creature Found Piggybacking On Shells of Sea Snails

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Researchers were able to identify the creature as a new species by examining its pattern of fluorescence. Viatcheslav N. Ivanenko et al. 71 more words

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