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EXCLUSIVE: First human embryos edited in U.S., using CRISPR

EXCLUSIVE: First human embryos edited in U.S., using CRISPR | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos.
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Giant deep-sea worms may live to be 1000 years old or more

Giant deep-sea worms may live to be 1000 years old or more | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Escarpia laminata lives on the sea floor, where food is plentiful and predators are absent – a perfect environment for longevity
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This Man’s Immune System Got a Cancer-killing Update - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

This Man’s Immune System Got a Cancer-killing Update - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
William Ludwig was almost dead when he became Patient Number One in a radical new cancer treatment, one that’s just won the endorsement…
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The Note-Taking Habits of Highly Successful People – Personal Growth – Medium

The Note-Taking Habits of Highly Successful People – Personal Growth – Medium | Popular Science | Scoop.it
In fact, Richard Branson has been known to carry a notebook with him everywhere he goes, and credits writing things down as one of his most powerful success habits. The billionaire founder of Virgin…
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First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval

First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval | Popular Science | Scoop.it
But with CAR T-cell treatment’s stunning results come questions about serious side effects and its potential half-million-dollar cost.
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DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories

DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories | Popular Science | Scoop.it
DNA studies are rewriting the how-we-met stories of domestication.
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How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists | Popular Science | Scoop.it
From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences. But journal articles, a primary way science is communicated in academia, are a different format to newspaper a…
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This Anti-Aging Start-Up Is Paying Thousands of Dollars for Teen Blood

This Anti-Aging Start-Up Is Paying Thousands of Dollars for Teen Blood | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Paging Peter Thiel.
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Expert reveals how even natural foods contain chemicals

Expert reveals how even natural foods contain chemicals | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Haileybury chemistry teacher James Kennedy from Australia creates ingredients lists for natural foods, such as bananas, peaches and strawberries. They contain as many as 50 different chemicals.
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A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more. One novel solution researchers find helps kids to perform better is to ge
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Newly-evolved microbes may be breaking down ocean plastics

Newly-evolved microbes may be breaking down ocean plastics | Popular Science | Scoop.it
There is less plastic in our oceans than expected because life is evolving the ability to biodegrade it, one team is claiming  
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Why do bananas go brown and ripen other fruit? - BBC News

Why do bananas go brown and ripen other fruit? - BBC News | Popular Science | Scoop.it
As experts find a new way of keeping the fruit fresh, we ask why it changes in the first place.
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An unusual snail named Jeremy finally found a mate. Now he is stuck in a love triangle.

An unusual snail named Jeremy finally found a mate. Now he is stuck in a love triangle. | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The genetically mutated snail's two potential mates took a liking to each other, and now have produced about 170 eggs between them.
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FDA Approves First Ever US Gene Therapy

FDA Approves First Ever US Gene Therapy | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The FDA have approved the first ever gene therapy in the United States, produced by drug developer Spark Therapeutics for the treatment of IRD.
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Untangling the Mystery of How Fido Became Humankind's Best Friend

Untangling the Mystery of How Fido Became Humankind's Best Friend | Popular Science | Scoop.it
New DNA-based research suggests dogs were domesticated in a single event, in contrast with a previous hypothesis
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These Images Of A 'Slime Eel' Incident On Highway 101 Have Gone Viral

These Images Of A 'Slime Eel' Incident On Highway 101 Have Gone Viral | Popular Science | Scoop.it
These images of a car crash posted by the Oregon State Police have gone viral, largely because of how bizarre the incident was. The images showed a car wit
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How to Plant a Tree in the Desert

How to Plant a Tree in the Desert | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Russell Shorto on how Jurriaan Ruys’s company, Land Life, seeks to tackle climate-change-linked desertification while running a for-profit business.
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Oxytocin Nasal Spray May Boost Social Skills in Children with Autism

Oxytocin Nasal Spray May Boost Social Skills in Children with Autism | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Study suggests a biomarker for treatment with the “love hormone”
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Are You a Magnet for Mosquitoes?

Are You a Magnet for Mosquitoes? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers are studying the way twins smell for clues about the genetic basis of insect appeal
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Jellyfish as you’ve never seen them – meet the underwater aliens

Jellyfish as you’ve never seen them – meet the underwater aliens | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Immortal, boat-capsizing and jet propelled – jellyfish are among the strangest creatures in the sea. Here are some of the many faces of an animal we’re only beginning to understand
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Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Newly discovered fossils indicate Homo sapiens were present in Africa 300,000 years ago, scientists reported. Until now, the earliest evidence dated back just 195,000 years.
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The Extended Beauty Of Photosynthesis

The Extended Beauty Of Photosynthesis | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Inside every plant there is an insanely complex molecular engine that turns sunlight into food — and across billions of years, photosynthesis shaped the history of the entire planet, says Adam Frank.
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The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance

The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Flamingos don’t appear to need to flex their muscles to maintain their classic one-legged posture, a new study suggests.
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7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Trying to focus but keep getting distracted? From mind-wandering to doodling, the simplest ways to stay on track are not what you expect
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Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened

Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Predators that attacked the clay caterpillars left telltale bite marks, which were later analyzed to help figure the critter's risk of getting eaten. That analysis revealed a striking pattern.
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