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Kill-Switch for CRISPR Could Make Gene-Editing Safer
It started out as “sort of a stupid thing to do”, recalls Joe Bondy-Denomy, a microbiologist at the University of California, ...
The Curious Case of Proxima C
An artist’s speculative, not-to-scale rendering of the Proxima Centauri planetary system. The planetary candidate Proxima c and an accompanying ring system (at right) looms at the inner edge of a ...
Catastrophic Australian Bushfires Derail Research
Smoke hung thick in the air and shrubland was still smouldering when firefighters escorted a small team of biologists into ...
Microplastics Pollution Is Everywhere. Is It Harmful?
Microplastics pollution is everywhere. From your toothbrush and your drinking glass to the packaging on your food and the ...
Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Drastically Revised
“Since 1958 direct measurements of the outer reaches of the earth’s field by means of artificial satellites and rocket probes ...
Johns Hopkins Scientists Give Psychedelics the Serious Treatment
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are testing whether the potent psychedelic in psilocybin mushrooms can treat everything from ...
Are Human Body Temperatures Cooling Down?
It is one of those facts of life that we learn early and don’t forget: normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
The FCC's Approval of SpaceX's Starlink Mega Constellation May Have Been Unlawful
A battle for the sky is raging, and the heavens are losing. Upcoming mega constellations of satellites, designed to blanket ...
Supercomputer Scours Fossil Record for Earth’s Hidden Extinctions
Trilobites disappeared from the fossil record during the mass extinction at the end of the Permian period, 252 million years ...
Will Taal Volcano Explosively Erupt? Here’s What Scientists Are Watching
For the more than 500,000 residents of the exclusion zone around the Philippines’ Taal volcano, which began erupting on ...
People’s Body Systems Age at Different Rates
One 50-year-old has the nimble metabolism of a teenager, while another’s is so creaky he developed type 2 diabetes—though his ...
Possible Missing Link in Alzheimer’s Pathology Identified
Alzheimer's disease has long been characterized by the buildup of two distinct proteins in the brain: first beta-amyloid, ...