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In 2015, the 12-person organizing committee of the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing—which included Crispr co-inventors Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier—issued a statement on how the world should responsibly push forward the science of permanently altering the DNA of Homo sapiens. Combined with other changes that had...
Angry Birds Surpasses 1 Million Downloads Per Day
According to Rovio CEO (or Mighty Eagle) Peter Vesterbacka, Angry Birds is now downloaded more than 1 million times per day. This is a big step towards bringing in more investment as Rovio is planning to go public. We're aiming to be as large as Facebook or Google. The Angry Birds franchise is...
Audi To Introduce A2 Electric Concept Car At 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
Audi will not leave itself behind when every other car manufacturer is flaunting their new concept cars that they will introduce in the upcoming Frankfurt Motor show 2011. Audi's latest concept is the electric A2 concept which is a compact four-seater long range performer and uses the technology as well...
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: axum gear By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2018-12-29 10:00:00 UTC Hear that? That's the sound of 2018 drawing its last breaths — a noise that would be more than welcome if it wasn't messing with the...
Running is the most elemental sport. The equipment is simple: shoes, socks, shorts, shirt. The activity is natural. We once ran after antelopes on the savannah, and we now run around playgrounds as kids. For the most part, we compete against ourselves. And because it’s so personal, and so...
(Credit: Studiostoks/Shutterstock) It’s no secret that stress is bad for your health. Everybody knows that “life stress events” — things like loss of a job, death of a loved one and getting divorced (or married) raise the risk of getting sick. All sorts of other life events also generate stress, with possible...
(Credit: Andrew Burgess/Shutterstock) Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has no cure. And medications to treat the condition’s core symptoms – anxiety, repetitive behaviors and difficulty engaging in social interactions like talking to others – do not exist. Now researchers may have landed on a simple and effective way to ease autism...
This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Beth Brunton’s magenta umbrella shields her from the weather on an April afternoon in Seattle. It’s a curious sight, because today is the first day in months without a drop of rain. It’s 75 degrees, and there’s not a cloud...
(Credit: Lizard/Shutterstock) Crack open an oyster shell and the inner face shimmers in a rainbow of kaleidoscopic colors. This smooth material, known as mother-of-pearl, is beautiful and resilient – so resilient that it has inspired the creation of virtually shatterproof glass.  “Our bioinspired glass is 2-3 times more impact resistant than...
Sticking with mushrooms and Monero. Image: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES By Jack Morse2018-06-29 23:49:47 UTC Not cool.  A combined task force of the Spanish Guardia Civil, the Austrian Federal Police, and Europol yesterday announced what they're calling "Europe's biggest ever LSD bust" and oh man in unrelated news I totally need to rethink my...

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Meet the microscale: essentially, a teeny-tiny ruler that’s a must-have for entomologists — researchers who investigate insects. For larger specimens, such as the metallic,...