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10/10/2017 - 12:46
The genome is only the second from a Neandertal sequenced to such high quality that it can reliably reveal when, where, and what DNA was...
02/10/2017 - 16:11
Musk proposed using SpaceX’s forthcoming mega-rocket (codenamed Big Fucking Rocket or BFR for short) to lift a massive spaceship into orbit...
27/09/2017 - 12:23
The system uses machine learning to understand artwork produced by famous painters since the renaissance, among them being Picasso and Van...
16/09/2017 - 12:14
GENETIC MODIFICATION OF HUMANS Debates among scientists started roaring last year over a new technology that lets us edit human DNA. It’...
10/09/2017 - 16:04
“Metaphorical phrases like ‘coldly calculating,’ ‘heated response’ and ‘cool-headed’ actually have some scientific validity, as we...
03/09/2017 - 14:40
Men came in slightly lower at 114.1 years in the samples taken from the data which spans the last 30 years, said Professor John Einmahl,...
27/08/2017 - 14:12
In 2015, the Reykjavík City Council passed a motion endorsing a blanket boycott of Israel. Amid an outcry over the motion, its language was...
21/08/2017 - 12:36
While tiny tomatoes have been around for centuries, certain varieties of cherry tomatoes – including the popular tomaccio – were developed...
16/08/2017 - 13:12
Of course, we don’t currently have the means of achieving human immortality, nor is it clear that we ever will. But two hypothetical...
07/08/2017 - 10:59
The long-sought haploid Most of the cells in our body are ‘diploid’, which means they carry two sets of chromosomes (the structure in...
30/07/2017 - 11:43
“I asked her, ‘Why are you still here? Go have coffee with your friends,’” relates Merav Boaz, senior vice president of Krembo Wings. “My...
23/07/2017 - 13:32
Since the 1950s, Israelis have not only been finding miraculous ways to green their own desert but have shared their discoveries far...

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