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These Are The 11 Extinct Animals on the List to Be Brought Back to Life

The Long Now Foundation has created a list of extinct species that it believes we should consider resurrecting via DNA and other modern technologies. Some argue that this would amount to “playing God,” but the reintroduction of some of these species could revitalize natural habitats and increase flora and fauna.

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Googlers just walked out of work in protest of Trump's immigration ban

Google employees from eight campuses today staged a work stoppage and walked out in protest of President Trump’s immigration ban. Google, and tech companies in general, stand to be among the most affected should Trump’s seven country immigration ban — and the hazy status on existing visa holders — be allowed to continue. Today, the company made …

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Scientists Have Unlocked the Code That Turns Genes On and Off

Scientists from University of California – San Diego were able to confirm the code responsible for initiating transcription and regulation of more than half of human genes. Knowing how or why genes are turned on and off during development, as well as understanding how they respond to environmental changes, will help us find ways to prevent diseases.

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Cheap Tech Fixes That Could Transform Life In Developing Countries

This roundup showcases amazing, cheap tech fixes and gadgets, many that are DIY, that have the potential to transform life in developing countries.

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Team at Christiana Care develops new gene editing system that could help fight cancer

Dr. Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., is the director of the Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System. He and his

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Scientists May Have Discovered What Allowed Life to Evolve

Researchers have discovered that chemically active droplets grow to a set size and then divide on their own accord in a way that’s very similar to living cell division. The discovery could help us understand how the very first living cells initially evolved from protocells billions of years ago, though much more research is still ahead of us.

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The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson's Face – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

Nine years ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think…

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Ultrafast Camera Captures 'Sonic Booms' of Light for First Time

Just as aircraft flying at supersonic speeds create cone-shaped sonic booms, pulses of light can leave behind cone-shaped wakes of light. Now, a superfast camera has captured the first-ever video of these events.

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A Silicon Valley scientist and entrepreneur who invented a drug to explode double chins is now working on a cure for aging

Nathaniel David’s father began suffering from the symptoms of early-onset osteoarthritis in his back during his teenage years. The 77-year-old is now stooped over, effectively crippled, and unable to move. David started feeling muscle tightness in his back two years ago, at age 47.  An MRI confirmed what he knew was his likely genetic fate: He…