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Proofreading the book of life: Gene editing made safer

7 weeks ago from Physorg

The advance of science is something like the wandering of an explorer through an uncharted jungle. Often, the dense undergrowth can seem impenetrable, but at certain privileged moments, a clearing...

Famous birthdays for April 23: Lee Majors, Chloe Kim

7 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Lee Majors turns 80 and actor Valerie Bertinelli turns 59, among the famous birthdays for April 23.

Harvard doctoral students describe projects at the cutting edge of evolutionary inquiry

7 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Might it be the humble pelvis that makes us human, and not the brain? Do butterfly hybrids mean evolutionary trees should look more like networks? What can deer mice teach us about...

Eiffel Tower turns off lights to honor those killed in Sri Lanka attacks

7 weeks ago from UPI

Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower went dark at midnight Sunday to honor those who died in the Easter bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

Archaeologists unearth more evidence that when a civilization drinks together, it stays together

7 weeks ago from PopSci

Science The Wari people used their corn-based beer to spread their culture across Peru. The Wari empire, an ancient Peruvian civilization that predated the...

Dirk Nowitzki writes letter to Mavericks fans thanking them for support

7 weeks ago from UPI

Retiring Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki is saying "thank you" to the fans of Dallas for all their support for the past 21 seasons.

Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

7 weeks ago from Physorg

To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, Oregon State University researchers deployed chemical-sampling wristbands to individuals on three continents.

Christians in North Korea celebrated Easter, state media says

7 weeks ago from UPI

North Korean Christians observed Easter Sunday at a Roman Catholic church in the capital, a Pyongyang propaganda service said Monday.

Lizzo adds more dates to 'Cuz I love You' tour

7 weeks ago from UPI

Lizzo has announced a second North American leg to her "Cuz I Love You" tour that is in support of her recently released album of the same name.

Wiz Khalifa announces North American summer tour

7 weeks ago from UPI

Wiz Khalifa has announced a new North American summer tour that will feature special guest French Montana.

Japan's Shinzo Abe to talk trade on 6-country tour

7 weeks ago from UPI

Japanese Prime Minister departed Tokyo on Monday to begin an eight-day trip during which he's expected to discuss trade with his counterparts in Europe and North America.

Say 'aloha!' to this not-actually-extinct Hawaiian flower

7 weeks ago from PopSci

Science Megapixels: It was rediscovered by a drone. The hibiscus Hibiscadelphus woodii wasn't extinct—it was just hiding. Researchers in Kaua'i recently rediscovered it via...

The stone faces and human problems on Easter Island

7 weeks ago from Physorg

In 1981, UCLA archaeology graduate student Jo Anne Van Tilburg first set foot on the island of Rapa Nui, which is commonly called Easter Island, eager to explore her interest...

Better labor practices could improve archaeological output

7 weeks ago from Physorg

Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist Allison Mickel. The history of the enterprise is deeply entangled with Western colonial and imperial pursuits, she...

How 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' inspired the cathedral's 19th-century revival

7 weeks ago from Physorg

On April 15, people around the world watched in horror as a voracious fire consumed the medieval wooden roof of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral and felled its spire.

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 with This Animated Google Doodle

7 weeks ago from Space.com

Earth is one of thousands of planets known to date — but it's the only world we know of that hosts life, and that's worth celebrating.

Better labor practices could improve archaeological output

7 weeks ago from Science Daily

Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist. The history of the enterprise is deeply entangled with Western colonial and imperial pursuits, she says. Excavations...

Extinction Rebellion: disruption and arrests can bring social change

7 weeks ago from Physorg

Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody's screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been...

Canadian rescuers find bodies of 3 missing climbers in Banff National Park

7 weeks ago from UPI

Canadian rescuers said they've recovered the bodies of three mountaineers -- two Austrians and one American -- who disappeared after an avalanche last week in Alberta's Banff National Park.

How Old Are Saturn's Rings? The Debate Rages On.

7 weeks ago from Live Science

Pinning down the ring system's age has profound implications for the entire Saturnian system.

Ancient sculptors made magnetic figures from rocks struck by lightning

7 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Carved ‘potbelly’ stone sculptures suggest people in what’s now Guatemala knew about magnetism more than 2,000 years ago.

Earth Day Doodle Celebrates Extreme Animal Life

7 weeks ago from Live Science

An endearing animation presents some unusual and marvelous creatures.

A Dart in a Boy's Eye May Have Unleashed This Legendary Massacre 350 Years Ago

7 weeks ago from Live Science

Archaeologists have uncovered a 350-year-old massacre in Alaska that occurred during a war that may have started over a dart game.

In Photos: Evidence of a Legendary Massacre in Alaska

7 weeks ago from Live Science

Tens of thousands of artifacts and the remains of 28 human bodies reveal details of a massacre in the village of Nunalleq.

South Korea buries remains of independence fighters from Kazakhstan

7 weeks ago from UPI

South Korea on Monday laid to rest two Korean independence fighters after their remains were returned to their homeland from Kazakhstan.

Unbuttoned: Hello, Little Microbe. Doesn’t This Jacket Look Yummy?

7 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Now we can trick tiny bugs into eating our clothing. Consumption is finally a good thing.

To save life on Earth, here's the $100 billion-a-year solution

7 weeks ago from Physorg

There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth. But in the 21st century, scientists now estimate that society must urgently come to grips this coming decade...

Creating a fire tornado: Montana lab seeks to unlock the mysteries of wildfire

7 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

With wildfires becoming more intense and more common, the need to understand how fire develops and spreads has taken on added urgency.