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A Chinese scientist’s claim that he has created the world’s first gene-edited children has caught health regulators flat-footed and triggered a flood of condemnation from research bodies. He Jiankui, from Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, said in a YouTube video posted online on Monday that healthy twin...
(NEWSER) – The world's deadliest cat is no leopard or tiger—in fact, it's the size of a house cat and appears just as cuddly. But the black-footed cat of southern Africa can hunt the grasslands like no other, Live Science reports. The PBS series Super Cats follows them on nightly forays, showing how they...
Working toward becoming more self-confident in yourself is worth your time and energy because of all the benefits you’ll reap. You’ll start to love who’s looking back in the mirror and be able to live your life to the fullest when you feel good about yourself overall. The good news...
A strange little dwarf planet with a colorful name is giving astronomers new evidence in the hunt for Planet X. The Goblin is a newly confirmed dwarf planet that travels to the fringes of the solar system. Formally known as 2015 TG387, the nickname came from the “TG” part of...
We just got one step closer to “touching” the sun. In the early hours of Sunday morning, a NASA rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe was successfully launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — marking the beginning of a seven-year mission that aims to get the probe closer...
Your property is susceptible to insects that can cause a lot of havoc. Insects can make your home uncomfortable to live and also cause different types of health issues. In addition, they can cause costly damage to your property. This is why it is important to understand how to...
Plastic contamination will soon be "catastrophic" for human health and is slowly "killing the human race", a doctor and environmental organisation have warned. The stark message comes after research carried out during the Volvo Ocean race proved conclusively that plastic pollution has spread to every part of the planet. The data...
World-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking will embark on his ultimate posthumous discovery, as his words will be beamed into a black hole after a memorial service on Friday. As the ashes of the legendary cosmologist are interred at Westminster Abbey between the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin,...
The "building blocks" for life have been discovered in 3-billion-year-old organic matter on Mars, NASA scientists announced Thursday. Researchers cannot yet say whether their discovery stems from life or a more mundane geological process. However, “we’re in a really good position to move forward looking for signs of life,"...
Scientists at MIT have revealed how they trained an artificial robot to become a “psychopath” by only showing it captions from disturbing images depicting gruesome deaths posted on Reddit. The team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) named the world’s first psycho robot Norman, after the central character in...
Astronomers changed Pluto status from planet to dwarf planet, but it’s possible that it’s not any kind of planet at all. In a study published in the journal “Icarus,” scientists have found fascinating similarities between Pluto and the 67P comet studied by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft in...
The Mariana Trench—the deepest point in the ocean—extends nearly 36,000 feet down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. But if you thought the trench could escape the global onslaught of plastics pollution, you would be wrong. A recent study revealed that a plastic bag, like the kind given...
NASA plans to send a small, unmanned helicopter to Mars that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet. It is part of the US space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface and will mark the first time such an aircraft will be used...
On Monday, the southern Pakistani city of Nawabshah likely set a world record for the hottest ever observed temperature in April, topping out at a blistering 122.4 degrees Fahrenheit. What’s more, the city of 1.1 million people has regularly approached those temperatures since mid-April. Accuweather data shows Nawabshah has exceeded...
Scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said. Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement that he had died at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday. They said: "We are deeply saddened that our...
With help from 15 fossils recently discovered in Greenland, scientists are now able to peer inside the brain of an animal that lived 520 million years ago. The extinct species, Kerygmachela kierkegaardi, swam in ocean waters during an evolutionary arms race called the Cambrian explosion. Flanked by 11 wrinkly flaps...
How many hours does your remote team spend on tasks? Are they taking too long to complete projects? Are they distracted by social media? Non-work related Internet surfing results in up to a 40% loss in productivity for American businesses. As a result 63% of companies monitor employee internet usage through various time tracking software. This data...
Do you have a pup or dog? If so, then you surely need to know these amazing benefits of working out with your pet dog. As you know, health is one of the major problem nowadays in this digital age (technically; it is the most important one, and needs to...
(NEWSER) – The theory that King Tut's tomb also holds the remains of his stepmother, the legendary Queen Nefertiti, has tantalized Egyptian archaeology for nearly three years. But after two scans with ground-penetrating radar proved inconclusive, National Geographicreports that third major scan is underway at the tomb in Luxor's Valley of the Kings,...
Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are dying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than in the last 650,000...
Earthquakes really pose little direct danger to a person. People can't be shaken to death by an earthquake. Some movies show scenes with the ground suddenly opening up and people falling into fiery pits, but this just doesn't happen in real life. The most obvious danger brought by earthquakes is...
Over the course of human history, and throughout populations migrations from country to country if not from one continent to another, humans have had to adapt to living conditions that may have not been entirely familiar to them when they first arrived in their newly adopted foreign land.  One...
"Everything that you really believe in is becoming a reality for you" Positive thinking leads a man to success. One, who thinks that he can achieve the things, will put his best to achieve, will not fetter by the problems in the path of success and one day he will...
(NEWSER) – Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. The starfish would develop lesions, then disintegrate, their arms turning into blobs...
(NEWSER) – The Cavendish banana—that's the kind sitting in your kitchen right now—is "almost perfect," a scientist with Dole Food Co. tells the Wall Street Journal. Well, "laments," is the word the paper uses. That's because, as has been reported for the past couple of years, it looks doomed,...
Scientists have created plants that glow using embedded nanoparticles in leaves, potentially paving the way for trees to replace streetlights. Experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hope their discovery could lead to traditional light sources being replaced with self-sustaining alternatives. "The vision is to make a plant that will...
Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. The newly-discovered Kepler-90i – a sizzling hot,...
More than 1,000 young Emiratis have already registered to the UAE's Astronaut Programme which was launched last week by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Under the programme, four carefully selected Emirati candidates will be chosen next year...
When a homeowner experiences significant damage to their house from a natural disaster, there are certain steps they need to take. It’s the type of damage that can result from wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and more. It's possible for a standard home insurance policy to not cover damage caused...
A team of scientists presented a research paper to the Geological Society of America, revealing some ground shaking information. The paper has warned that there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year caused by the slowing down of the Earth's...