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New CRISPR tool could fix almost all disease-causing DNA glitches - STAT

The tool can precisely change any of DNA’s “letters” into any other and insert or delete any stretch of DNA — all more efficiently ...

The tool can precisely change any of DNA’s “letters” into any other and insert or delete any stretch of DNA — all more efficiently than previous CRISPR.

Encryptions - Scientists Crack Longest Encryption Key Ever

Scientists have set a record by extending the longest cracked encryption from 232 digits to 240. It took a total computing time of 35 milli...

Scientists have set a record by extending the longest cracked encryption from 232 digits to 240. It took a total computing time of 35 million hours.

The Power of Digital Money - YouTube

On September 7, 13 volunteers from around the world demonstrated the power of digital money by passing one unit of the digital money Nano a...

On September 7, 13 volunteers from around the world demonstrated the power of digital money by passing one unit of the digital money Nano around the entire g...

First-Ever Artificial Neuron Could Let Us Repair Brain Injuries with Silicon

It’s been hard to accurately replicate the behavior of neurons in silicon because the way they respond to stimuli is non-linear.

Alzheimer's breakthrough as scientists find first drug to slow down the disease

A drug that can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has finally been found, scientists have announced.

Reducing Air Pollution Saves Lives in Just Weeks, Report Finds

Cleaner air can go a long way in saving lives, according to a new report out Friday. It found that policies and laws aimed at curbing emiss...

Cleaner air can go a long way in saving lives, according to a new report out Friday. It found that policies and laws aimed at curbing emissions are often linked to reductions in hospitalizations, premature births, and deaths in just a few weeks after their enactment.

Dutch startup Meatable is developing lab-grown pork and has $10 million in new financing to do it – TechCrunch

Meatable, the Dutch startup developing cruelty-free technologies for manufacturing cultured meat, is pivoting to pork production as a swine...

Meatable, the Dutch startup developing cruelty-free technologies for manufacturing cultured meat, is pivoting to pork production as a swine flu epidemic ravages one quarter of the world’s pork supply — and has raised $10 million in financing to support its new direction. When the company unveiled its technology last year, it was one of several […]

Tesla Cybertruck is almost $20,000 cheaper than Ford F-150 over 5 years - Electrek

An analysis of the Tesla Cybertruck’s total cost of ownership versus the Ford F-150 shows that it could save owners almost $20,000 over f...

An analysis of the Tesla Cybertruck’s total cost of ownership versus the Ford F-150 shows that it could save owners almost $20,000 over five years. Before unveiling the Cybertruck, CEO Elon Musk said that the Tesla Cybertruck would cost less than $50,000 and have better specs than the Ford F-150, which is a top competitor Tesla is […]

The necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air - Climate change

But it is difficult to do at the scale you need

‘The Keys Are Not Going To Save Everybody’: Officials Could Let Roads, Homes Be Swallowed Up By Rising Sea – CBS Miami

There are troubled waters on the horizon for the Florida Keys. Monroe County made a shocking announcement Wednesday that some roads and hom...

There are troubled waters on the horizon for the Florida Keys. Monroe County made a shocking announcement Wednesday that some roads and homes may be surrendered to the sea. It's all because of sea level rise.

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Recordings reveal that plants make ultrasonic squeals when stressed | New Scientist

For the first time plants have been recorded making sounds when stressed. The sounds differed when they were injured or thirsty, a finding ...

For the first time plants have been recorded making sounds when stressed. The sounds differed when they were injured or thirsty, a finding that could help farmers

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

The start-up behind a magic mushroom nose spray for psychedelic microdosing

Predicting a wave of psychedelic legalization over the coming decade, start-up Silo Wellness has developed a magic mushroom nasal spray foc...

Predicting a wave of psychedelic legalization over the coming decade, start-up Silo Wellness has developed a magic mushroom nasal spray focused on delivering controlled psychedelic microdoses. New Atlas spoke to CEO Mike Arnold to learn more.

Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition - BBC News

A study by a Beijing-based body indicates many are worried about their biometric data being hacked.

Scientists Fed an Ancient Earth Organism Space Metals. It Started 'Dancing' - VICE

Extremophiles are models for early life on Earth, and we just discovered that one in particular thrives on material from off-world.

Ultrasound destroys 80 percent of prostate cancers in one-year study

A safer and less invasive treatment option for prostate cancer could soon be on the table, with a novel MRI-guided ultrasound technique eli...

A safer and less invasive treatment option for prostate cancer could soon be on the table, with a novel MRI-guided ultrasound technique eliminating significant cancers in 80 percent of subjects in a year-long study.

Now Any Government Can Buy China’s Tools for Censoring the Internet

China is investing in everything from infrastructure and smart cities to developing countries begging for support. But it is also selling a...

China is investing in everything from infrastructure and smart cities to developing countries begging for support. But it is also selling a ‘sovereign internet’ for autocratic governments, and the west seems oblivious

The World Is Getting Better, It’s Just That No One Tells You About It | National Review

Dramatic breakthroughs have been made against some of the most common and deadly diseases and ailments out there.

German town disconnects from grid, goes 100% renewable - for an hour | Energy Storage News

The go-to resource for in-depth news, analysis, blogs and more on the international energy storage industry

COP25: Climate change close to ‘point of no return’, UN secretary general warns ahead of key international talks | The Independent

The UN secretary general has warned that the planet is close to “the point of no return” and branded global efforts to combat climate c...

The UN secretary general has warned that the planet is close to “the point of no return” and branded global efforts to combat climate change “utterly inadequate”, as world leaders gather for a vital conference on the Paris Agreement. Antonio Guterres issued the stark warning ahead of the fortnight-long UN climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid.

Google details AI that classifies chest X-rays with human-level accuracy | VentureBeat

In a blog post, Google researchers detailed a machine learning model capable of classifying X-ray images with 'radiologist-level' accuracy.

Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport to Close For Major Commercial Traffic in 2024 Due to Climate Change

Greenland’s main airport will close to most commercial traffic by mid-2024 as melting permafrost is damaging its runway. It is just one o...

Greenland’s main airport will close to most commercial traffic by mid-2024 as melting permafrost is damaging its runway. It is just one of a growing list of infrastructure in the Arctic facing damage from thawing ground.

High-Temperature Superconductor Study Reveals "Strange Metal" May Be “Densely Entangled Matter”

It reveals an abrupt transition in cuprates where particles give up their individuality; the results flip a popular theory on its head. Eve...

It reveals an abrupt transition in cuprates where particles give up their individuality; the results flip a popular theory on its head. Every character has a back story, and so do high-temperature superconductors, which conduct electricity with no loss at much higher temperatures than scientists on

Nestlé cannot claim bottled water is 'essential public service', court rules | Business | The Guardian

Michigan’s second-highest court rules in favor of township in case that could damage company’s effort to privatize water