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Did life originate on Earth? It’s becoming more difficult to say ‘yes’

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Discovery of Earth-sized planets and of microbial fossils as old as 4.5 billion years may shed light on the question ...
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Transgenic spider silk: About superheroes, medical devices and space elevators

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Maybe you'd like to be bullet proof like Superman or shoot silk from your body to fling between buildings like ...
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HIV fix: Can gene editing work alongside the virus to provide a cure?

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HIV is no longer a death sentence in much of the developed world. But effective treatment in developing nations needs ...
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Deep-space travel, colonization may rely on genetically engineered life forms

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Space exploration fires the imagination but presents many practical challenges—among them, how humans or organisms chosen to accompany us can ...
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Moroccan fossils: New thinking on human evolution shaped by technological advancements

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In recent years, we have witnessed an acceleration of discoveries related to the evolution of humanity. This is due to ...
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Activists fan concerns about CRISPR ‘off target’ effects in gene-edited crops and foods. Are they right?

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Off-target simply means an unintended effect as opposed to what researcher's are trying to produce. It's akin to side effects ...
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Bell Curve redux: Is the science of intelligence too taboo to research?

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A new study identified genes linked to intelligence while a recent interview of political scientist Charles Murray, co-author of The ...
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Cesarean section: How this booming birth procedure influences human evolution

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The rising use of C-sections around the world is altering the survival rates of mothers and fetuses who might not ...
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Star Trek-like transporter might solve brain disease mysteries, understand religious belief

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Scientists have modeled a Star Trek-like transporter illusion to learn about how the human brain shapes our sense of spatial ...
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New transplantation era beckons if we’re ok with growing organs in pigs

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Some day, human organs from pigs may fill the organ gap, and the needed science and engineering is advancing rapidly, ...
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Are we alone? If not, why hasn’t anyone dropped by Earth for a visit?

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Scientists disagree on the probability that advanced extraterrestrials exist somewhere in the universe. Among the biggest arguments against aliens is ...
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Breitbart vs. Kellogg’s: Forcing some anti-GMO progressives to choose a side

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Critics of GMOs tend to align with the political left. But an ongoing feud between a right-wing news service and ...
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Are we ready to welcome intelligent robots into the human family?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) may become so advanced that some computer minds achieve consciousness and self-awareness. Would these machines be granted ...
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Glowing trees, no more colonoscopies and other wonders of synthetic biology

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Synthetic biology offers the opportunity to create a wide array of novel life forms, products and approaches to medicine -- ...
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Seeing patterns that aren’t there? Understanding how the brain forms opinions — And implications for science

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Humans have a natural inclination to 'order the world,' our minds imposing familiar patterns on the chaos of life. Could ...
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Time to amend human embryo research ’14-day rule’?

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The rule that cuts off research on human embryos at 14 days gestation is based on an arbitrary time limit ...
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Avoiding the unexpected: Zika, malaria-fighting gene drive in mosquitoes has built-in safety net

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Concerns about CRISPR gene drives and other CRISPR applications have to do with the possibility that something could go wrong ...
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‘Brain fingerprints’: Will semantic memory identification replace fingerprints and passwords?

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Semantic memory identification is an emerging ID technology based on the patterns of electrical signals that your brain puts out ...
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Enhancing humans: Becoming a cyborg could end up as a privilege of the wealthy

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Within the next 200 years, humans will have become so merged with technology that we’ll have evolved into “God-like cyborgs” ...
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Could life have emerged multiple times on Earth, in the universe?

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If we discover that life forms on Mars or Europa do not share an origin with Earth life, we'll have ...
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Collateral damage from Trump’s family planning aid ban? What it means in fight against thalassemia blood diseases

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Reversal of current US policy that provides aid for countries around the world for family planning, including abortion counseling, could ...
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Star Trek-like ‘tricorders’ promise DNA analysis on the go

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We are rapidly approaching a time when Star Trek-style "tricorders" will offer rapid handheld analysis of genetic samples. It could ...
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Piltdown Man evolution hoax reminds us about danger of confirmation bias

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A 100-year-old hoax involving the "discovery" of a missing link in the human evolution chain provides insights into the pitfalls ...
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The future is here: 3 ways technology can improve sustainability

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Generating energy and using more land for crops increases atmospheric greenhouse gas levels. So does livestock farming. But there are ...
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Real story of anti-GMO sensation Rachel Parent: Idealist or pawn of ‘natural’ marketers?

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Teen anti-GMO activist Rachel Parent tours the world, 'testifying' at anti-GMO tribunals and delivers Ted Talks about the dangers of ...
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Complex equation: How important are genetics in determining math skills?

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What role does genetics play in determining mathematical aptitude? A cursory search will turn up articles claiming that genes account ...
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Smart drugs: Is it smart to use them?

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Brain-boosting drugs are routine in treating conditions with deficits in cognition or alertness, such as ADHD and narcolepsy. They also ...
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Are flu shots effective? Your genetics determine how the immune system responds

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Not all people are the same in terms of how well a vaccine works. The research also suggests a tactic ...