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Chinese Scientist Who Genetically Edited Babies Gets 3 Years in Prison

He Jiankui's work was also carried out on a third infant, according to China's state media, in a new disclosure that is likely to add to the global uproar over such experiments.

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Byg en hunde-hule: Sådan hjælper du din hund gennem fyrværkeriet

Det bedste er at komme væk fra nytårs-brag. Men andre tricks kan også gøre din hund mindre angst.

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He Jiankui sentenced to three years in prison for CRISPR babies

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Extreme Aging

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Danskudviklet produkt vil gøre sjældne mainframe-tests almindelige

International undersøgelse viser, at der foregår meget lidt automatiseret test på mainframe. Et danskudviklet testprodukt vil rette op på det.

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How do we stop crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe from being used to fund quackery?

GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have long been used by desperate patients seeking to fund their use of unproven and downright quacky treatments. How can these sites be changed in order to keep them from being used as a funding supply for unethical quacks?

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When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough

The teenage activist and veteran naturalist talk to each other for the first time (via Skype).

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Gene-editing scientist jailed in China

Creator of the world's first genetically modified twins handed three-year sentence

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Can you solve it? 2020 in numbers

The new year deconstructed, and a prize challenge It's almost the New Year, and – numerically speaking – I'm excited. Not only is twenty-twenty already a bona fide word in the dictionary, but once a month next year there will be a moment in the evening when the time is: 20/20/20/20/2020 Continue reading…

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As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

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He Jiankui sentenced to three years in prison for CRISPR babies

The Chinese scientists and two associates will be punished after a secret trial.

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I studied neuroscience to understand my addictions. Now I know it's not the cure | Judith Grisel

Substance misuse is not a simple problem of brain chemistry. The most powerful influences lie outside our heads I used to think addiction was caused by screwy molecules in the brain, and would be cured by neuroscience . I began learning about how the brain works after I ended up in treatment for drug addiction in the mid-1980s, when hopes for neuroscientific cures were as overblown as the hairsty

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Så funkar fyrverkerier

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He Jiankui, Chinese scientist who edited babies' genes, jailed for three years

The biophysicist was guilty of illegal practice in trying to alter the genetic makeup of twins Lula and Nana The scientist who created the world's first "gene-edited" babies has been sentenced to to three years in prison by a court in China. He Jiankui said in November 2018 that he had used gene-editing technology known as Crispr-Cas9 to change the genes of twin girls, causing a backlash in China

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #52

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Reviews… Poster of the Week… SkS Week in Review… Story of the Week… 2019 in review: Polarised world entering era of climate impacts We look back on CHN's reporting from a year that saw a great collision of political and physical forces Women help unload humanitarian aid from a helicopt

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Halvdelen af forstads-indbyggerne er plaget af trafikstøj: »Det er en skandale«

PLUS. Hovedstadsområdet har været underprioriteret i forhold til at bekæmpe støjen fra de statsejede motorveje. Nu kræver borgmestrene i nogle af landets hårdest ramte kommuner handling for at reducere larmen.

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Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

The world will face irreversible heating unless financial firms shift priorities, Mark Carney tells the BBC.

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Greta Thunberg's father: 'She is happy, but I worry'

The activist's father says he thought her skipping school to fight climate change was a "bad idea".

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Hydrogen-powered drones could point way to future travel | BBC

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Artificial intelligence is helping us talk to animals (yes, really)

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Hydrogen-powered drones could point way to future travel

Hydrogen-powered drones have several advantages to lithium ion-powered ones, says Dr Enass Abo-Hamed.

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The best space images of 2019

With some blockbuster space missions underway, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth.

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Phenylethylamides derived from bacterial secondary metabolites specifically inhibit an insect serotonin receptor

Scientific Reports, Published online: 30 December 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56892-z

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Why This 3D Light Printer Is A Huge Game Changer

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Dubai unveils world's largest 3D printed two-storey building

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Action over roadside rubbish thrown out of car windows

A law could be strengthened to punish people who throw litter out of vehicle windows.

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One Decade, a Lot of Writing

Ten years, measured in words on astrobiology, exoplanets, and the cosmos in general — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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'We're Not Safe as Jews in New York'

Saturday was the seventh night of Hanukkah, a holiday normally celebrated with singing and fried foods and the soft glow of lit menorahs. A gathering of Hasidic Jews at the home of a rabbi in Monsey, New York, instead turned into a nightmare when a man wielding a large knife rushed in and began attacking. Five people were reportedly stabbed and wounded. As of midday Sunday, according to law enfor

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Glimpse this year's magnificent tiny wonders caught on video

Humans may be creatures of vision, but overall, our visual capabilities sort of stink. So, we've used lenses—microscopes, macro camera attachments, and more—to extend our powers of sight. And through that, we've enabled a new photographic art form. Officially dubbed photomicrography , the practice of taking pictures through lab-bench instruments has taken off in the past few decades. The captures

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Jews Under Attack Deserve Better Than Selective Outrage

The Jewish community has turned selective outrage over anti-Semitism into a kind of norm. There was a time was—and it was not that long ago—when regardless of what separated Jews, we made a certain common cause over those who traded in the themes that had caused so many Jewish deaths. You could be religious or secular, liberal or conservative, but protecting Jews in the Soviet Union was a fight w

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Starwatch: the annual display of the Quadrantid meteor shower

The Quadrantids are unusual in that they originate not from a comet but from an asteroid See in the new year with the Quadrantids meteor shower . Although the peak of the shower does not arrive until the night of 3-4 January, meteor activity can stretch for a couple of weeks around this point, lasting until 10 January. The peak of the Quadrantids can be spectacular but quick, lasting just a few h

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California, climate change and the trauma of the last decade

The wildfires were more destructive. The drought was the longest on record. And the storms, when they finally came, unleashed more water than our dams could contain.

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Our Melting Planet, in Photos

Antarctica, Greenland, even the Himalayas are melting. Here's what it looks like.

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Los Angeles may store water under a lake drained to fill its faucets

Quick shifts in climate have prompted Los Angeles to consider an unlikely place to bank some of its Sierra Nevada snowmelt: beneath dry Owens Lake, which the city drained starting in 1913 to fill the L.A. Aqueduct and supply a thirsty metropolis.

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Midwinter Geoblogfest Extravaganza

Need some rock-solid reading to make it through the holidays? Your search is over! — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Sixty years on, Africa still seeks right model for growth

As 1960 dawned, sub-Saharan Africa braced for historic change: that year, 17 of its countries were destined to gain independence from European colonial powers.

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Slippery salvation: Could seaweed as cow feed help climate?

Coastal Maine has a lot of seaweed , and a fair number of cows. A group of scientists and farmers think that pairing the two could help unlock a way to cope with a warming world.

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Are the Calorie Counts on Food Labels Accurate?

Most foods list how many calories they contain. But are they right?

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Meet the Rowers: Andrew Towne | The Impossible Row | Episode 11

Having climbed the tallest mountain on every continent, including Mt. Everest, Andrew Towne now has his sights set on conquering The Drake. With national championships in rowing and running under his belt already, Andrew is ready for the challenge. Stream More Episodes of The Impossible Row: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/the-impossible-row/ About The Impossible Row: The Drake Passage is the m

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This Brain Boosting Nootropic Smart Drink Is Based On Science, Not Sugar

Energy drinks are a billion-dollar industry. Unfortunately, not all of these beverages are created equal. In fact, many of them are downright unhealthy, and contain anywhere from 200 to 400 milligrams of caffeine as well as between 30 to 50 grams of sugar per serving. Sure, all that sugar and caffeine will help wake you up, but it won't actually improve your brain function or performance. However

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Vandrehistorie var sand: Verdens værste videospil blev begravet i ørkenen

Hundredtusinder eksemplarer af Atari-spillet E.T. forsvandt pludselig under 80'ernes spilkrise.

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The Math Reading Challenge 2020

Twelve prompts to help you find mathematics-related books for the coming year — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What do veterinarians think about complementary and alternative medicine?

A survey of veterinarians shows that belief in at least one CAM modality is more than twice as common as skepticism.

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon Faced a Bumpy Road to Launch

#12 in our top science stories of 2019.

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Jews Are Going Underground

In a month of terrible anti-Semitic attacks, including a stabbing yesterday of multiple people at a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, the news that most depressed me did not involve violence. It was not something done to Jews but something Jews did. A synagogue in the Netherlands is no longer publicly posting the times of prayer services. If you want to join a service, y

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I'm testing an experimental drug to see if it halts Alzheimer's

Steve Dominy led a landmark study that linked gum disease bacteria to Alzheimer's disease. He tells New Scientist why we should stop treating medicine and dentistry separately

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Mystery effect speeds up the Universe – not dark energy, says study

Astrophysicists from Russia propose a theory that says dark energy doesn't exist. Instead, the scientists think the Casimir Effect creates repulsion. This effect causes the expansion of the Universe to accelerate. None Dark energy, one of the most controversial physics ideas, is getting another challenge. After all, if this force is supposed to make up about 68% of the mass-energy of the Universe

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A Bright Future

Here's some stuff to make you a little more hopeful for the future and maybe a little more eager to push to make sure the future we get is the fun one. 3 versions – The one we can start having now, the amazing one 5-50 years away and the crazy one 50+ years away. If it's simply too long just go down to "Who wants to be a trillionaire" to have your mind blown before you move on. Do the second lin

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How a Machine That Can Make Anything Would Change Everything

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Honda, Volkswagen Make Wildly Different Bets on the EV Future

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How a Machine That Can Make Anything Would Change Everything

"Something is going to happen in the next forty years that will change things, probably more than anything else since we left the caves." –James Burke James Burke has a vision for the future. He believes that by the middle of this century, perhaps as early as 2042 , our world will be defined by a new device: the nanofabricator . These tiny factories will be large at first, like early computers, b

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The 20 Best Books of a Decade That Unmade Genre Fiction

Two related events shaped the last 10 years in science fiction and fantasy—the most transformative we've seen in the history of the genres.

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Rise of the Machines

There may be things to learn from the one known world in the universe dominated by complex machines — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvordan kan en pilekvist tiltrækkes af vand?

En læser undres over historien om pilekvisten, der finder vand. Og kan en magnet fjerne kedelsten? Det svarer Dansk Magnetisk Forening på.

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Gaming de næste 10 år: Bliver PlayStation 5 den sidste spillekonsol?

Vi kommer til at streame videospil, ligesom vi streamer film, siger eksperter.

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Your Bedroom Is Too Hot

It's a classic situation among couples: One person says the bedroom is too cold. The other says it's too hot. There is a bitter battle for control of the thermostat. Both people say things they regret. One person—let's call her Sharon—starts spending a little too much time with your best friend, Greg. You try to talk to Greg about it at the YMCA, but he just shrugs, like, What am I supposed to do

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Now Entering Orbit: Tiny Lego-like Modular Satellites

Space is getting closer, thanks to small, cheap "satlets" that network themselves to solve problems in flight.

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Do you believe Musk will successfully reach his goals regarding space exploration?

To be completely honest I don't believe so… Only if he has some sort of Mega government investment and probably most importantly if he doesn't "spin-off"'s SpaceX initial and principal philosophy. He is a extremely dedicated and passionated person in respect of space but a bit inconsistent (I say this mostly because of the Tesla Pick-up which is completely against Tesla's philosophy). What do y

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Gene editing could prove to be a game-changer

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Will Humanity Become A Hive Mind?

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#4: What makes someone gay? Science is trying to get it straight. | Top 10 2019

Big Think's fourth most popular video of 2019 features bioethicist Alice Dreger. She presents the idea that heterosexual people have been less interesting to scientists than gay people in terms of why they exist. This is because, evolutionarily speaking, being gay doesn't lead to a higher "higher reproductive fitness" — meaning, it doesn't lead to more babies. Huge and rigorous studies have prove

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The 25 Most-Read Longreads of 2019

Longform stories are more popular than ever. Here are the baker's two dozen WIRED readers spent the most time on this year.

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Tracing Your Family's Roots May Soon Get A Lot More Expensive

Access to some genealogical records kept by the U.S. government may get a lot more expensive, especially for those seeking family records for immigrants from the late 1800s to mid-1900s. (Image credit: Grant Din/National Archives)

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Scientists Say They've Found a Way to Solve The 'Oldest Open Question in Astrophysics'

We're getting closer to cracking Newton's notorious three-body problem.

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Climate change denial was defeated in 2019. But what comes next won't be easierg | Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti

Defeating the climate crisis is just the beginning of the struggle – and tough political choices will have to be made Will 2019 be remembered as the year in which climate change denial was defeated? The global climate strike , Greta Thunberg's meteoric rise to international prominence , as well as several high-profile international conferences and reports – all contributed in putting climate skep

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It's a Weird Time to Be Young and Conservative

PRINCETON, N.J.—Here on Prospect Avenue, among a row of august mega-mansions masquerading as academic buildings, the next generation of America's conservative elites is being groomed. Far away in Washington, D.C.—well, not so far away on the Acela—American politics seem to keep getting more and more chaotic, with Donald Trump's impeachment, nonstop Twitter drama, and White House staffers staging

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The Legal Questions Still Unanswered by Trump's Impeachment

The House of Representatives has now approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. One relates to Trump's alleged abuse of power, focusing on his solicitation of a bribe from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for his own political gain; the other charges him with obstructing the House's investigation of the solicitation and surrounding events. Both articles strongly ec

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Europe's Failure to Protect Liberty in Hungary

Editor's Note: This article is part of our "Democracy Undone" series , about the erosion of liberal democracy around the world. BUDAPEST—For Attila Babos and Ervin Gűth, simply doing their job has been getting harder and harder. Their news website, Szabad Pécs, has won plaudits for its coverage of local news in southwest Hungary, from stories about a (consensual) relationship between a priest and

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Sådan gik det i 2019 – hvor mange quizspørgsmål kunne du svare på?

To læsere fik alle 13 spørgsmål rigtige i sidste års tipskupon om begivenheder i 2018. Læs her, hvad du skulle have svaret.

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ther is a thing called ring, let me tell you….wheew

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_data_breaches https://www.csoonline.com/article/3444488/equifax-data-breach-faq-what-happened-who-was-affected-what-was-the-impact.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_data_breaches https://www.androidcentral.com/database-ring-customer-user-data-just-leaked-online https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/91469-amazon-ring-leaks-thousands-of-customer-dat

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A Robot That Explains Its Actions

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Lying to your kids could make them more dishonest and less well-adjusted as adults

Telling white lies to children can be somewhat par for the course when you're a parent: "I've got Santa on the phone and he says he's not coming unless you go to bed now," is particularly useful during the festive season, for example. It can seem like nothing: just another tool to improve your child's behaviour. But don't get too attached to the technique — telling too many white lies to your chi

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