Feds Approve First CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial
The first trial in humans of a gene-editing technology called CRISPR Cas9 won approval from a federal panel Tuesday, according to medical news site Stat.com.
Navy Developing Software to Make Robots Act Human
Amid worries of robots someday taking over the world, the Navy has a solution: teach them to act civilized.
The Quixote project, according to Vocativ, aims to pass on human ethics and normal behavioral traits onto robots through artificial intelligence software.
Part of the...
All-Chinese-Parts Supercomputer Leads World
A supercomputer made with all-Chinese parts was named the fastest in the world Monday, and China also has beaten out the United States with the most supercomputers on the Top500 list.
Android Co-Founder Predicts Robots Will Control Nearly Everything
The co-founder of Android thinks artificial intelligence will become so advanced that it controls every connected device around us.
Harvard Researchers Hail Discovery That Could Change Cell Phones, Microscopes
A flat optic lens made of paint whitener - and finer than a human hair - is being hailed by Harvard University researchers as a discovery that could change everything from cell phone cameras to microscopes.
The lens is about two millimeters across and uses a...
Russia Held Successful Flight Test for Anti-Satellite Missile
Russia held a successful flight test of an anti-satellite missile that has the capability of shooting down orbiting satellites, according to American defense officials.
Scientists Studying Climate Change on Mars
Earth's nearest neighbor undergoes climate change as well, and the Red Planet is much easier to understand, making it a perfect laboratory for studying how climate change works here, the Los Angeles Times reports.
New Study Shows Marijuana Can Alter DNA, Create Mutations
Smoking marijuana can change users' DNA - and the mutations are then passed on to their children, new research shows.
Superbug Deaths: Resistant Scourge Could Be Killing 10M Yearly by 2050
Ten million people could die every year from 2050 onward unless sweeping global changes are made to slow an increasing resistance to antibiotics that has allowed the emergence of killer "superbugs."
Spike in Methane on Mars Has NASA Baffled
NASA scientists say their original theory that an increase in methane observed in Mars' atmosphere was a seasonal change turned out not to be true, and they still haven't been able to pinpoint the source, Scientific American reports.
Study: New Trend in Global Warming Suggests Lower Temperature Rises
A controversial new study reportedly suggests global warming may be trending more toward lukewarming than the kind of significant temperature rise projected in other models.
NASA: Kepler Mission Has Found More Than 1,200 New Planets
Astronomers earlier this week announced the existence of 1,284 newly discovered planets, of which nine are potentially habitable, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Atomic Oxygen Discovered in Mars' Atmosphere
An airborne observatory on Earth has detected oxygen atoms in the atmosphere of Mars for the first time in 40 years, NASA reports.
Twitter Orders Analysis Service Not to Aid Intelligence Agencies
In the latest example of tension between technology companies and the U.S. government, Twitter has barred American intelligence agencies from accessing an information discovery company that analyzes in real time tweets to inform users of crucial worldwide news events...
Humanoid Robot Built for Space Travel to Mars
MIT engineers have unveiled a 6-foot, 300-pound robot designed to one day replace NASA astronauts on long and dangerous space missions.
According to Tech Insider, the Valkyrie humanoid designed by MIT's Computer Science and AI Lab - introduced last week at the New England...
Astronomers Find a Tailless Comet, First of Its Kind
Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Science Advances.The so-called Manx comet,...
Startup Promotes Chatting With the Dead
Your body can't go on forever, but your memories and personality can – at least in digital form, stored in a library of "people instead of books," a new startup promises.
Bill Nye: 'We'll See' About Jailing Climate Change Skeptics
Global warming skeptics should be jailed by the federal government because this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen, science activist Bill Nye said in a video published Wednesday on YouTube.
Genetic Superheroes Study Finds 13 People Out of 15K Who Are Real Survivors
Genetic "superheroes" are among us, according to a study released on Sunday that identified a small group of people who remained healthy despite having mutations that should have caused a devastating disease.
Superflare From the Sun Could Be 'Disastrous' to Earth
A new study concluded a superflare erupting from the Sun could be "disastrous" to planet Earth.
No Sign of Shakespeare's Skull in Scan of Grave
Shakespeare's skull is likely missing from his grave, an archaeologist has concluded, confirming rumors which have swirled for years about grave-robbers and adding to the mystery surrounding the Bard's remains.Four hundred years after his death and burial at the...
Scans Show '90% Chance' of Hidden Chambers in Tutankhamun Tomb
Radar scans of the tomb of King Tut in the ancient necropolis of Luxor showed a "90 percent" chance of two hidden chambers, possibly containing organic material, Egypt's antiquities minister said Thursday.
Inventor of Modern Email, Ray Tomlinson, Dies
Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email, has died.Raytheon Co., his employer, on Sunday confirmed his death; the details were not immediately available.Email existed in a limited capacity before Tomlinson in that electronic messages could be shared amid multiple people...
Cleveland Surgeons Perform Nation's First Uterus Transplant
Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed the nation's first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy.
Drought Conditions in Southwest May Be Here to Stay
Drought conditions may be the default position of the American Southwest now, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters.
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