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New Study Reveals That Precise Gene Editing with CRISPR is Astonishingly Simple

Amidst the controversy surrounding He Jiankui and his use of CRISPR to edit the genes of a pair of twins, a team of scientists have...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 1:04PM

Taylor Swift Secretly Scanned Concert-Goers Faces at the Rose Bowl to Search for Stalkers

We're used to weird, vaguely dystopian news surrounding "digital celebrities" like Lil Miquela, but we didn't expect Taylor Swift to...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 12:32PM

China's 'Dark Side' Lunar Lander Has Entered the Moon's Orbit--What's Next?

We've been reporting on China's Chang'e-4 mission since it was announced, but Wednesday marks a major milestone for the project: the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 11:43AM

Virgin Galactic Successfully Reaches Space in New Test Flight, Opening Another Door for Space Tourism

Two weeks ago, we reported that Virgin Galactic was planning to fly their first crew into space before Christmas. Considering all the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 1:29PM

The Russian Robot Known as 'Boris' Has Been Revealed to Be a Human in a $3,800 Costume

No one goes into a Daft Punk concert thinking the two guys in helmets are actual robots, but the same can't be said of Boris, the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:56PM

Alien Hunters Claim New Video of SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Shows a TR-3B UFO

As we've said before, most UFO videos are recorded on the digital equivalent of a bent tin can, which often makes it difficult to tell...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:28PM

Chomp! Dracula Ant Jaws Move Faster Than Any Animal Part Known to Man

According to a recent study from a team of researchers from the University of Illinois, a species of ant known as the Dracula ant has...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 2:21PM

The Growing Industry of Geo-Location Data Is Based on Ignorance and Deception, says New York Times

In an in-depth report on geo-location data collection, The New York Times claims that apps are misleading their users when asking for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:54PM

The Earth's Magnetic Field May Be Headed for a Cataclysm

We've reported on Earth's magnetic field before, including studies claiming that the planet's poles may reverse at any time and...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:03PM

Exploring Earth's 'Deep Biosphere' May Be Key to Understanding Extraterrestrial Life

Everyone is holding out hope that we'll eventually find intelligent life (even if it's a tiny, super-intelligent entity, like Silvano...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 12:29PM

Prolonged Screen Time May Be Changing Your Child's Brain Structure, Study Finds

Sitting your kid down in front of a screen and letting them watch Fortnite streams for hours may buy you some peace and quiet, but...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 1:20PM

Tesla Patents New AR App To Help Factory Workers Assemble Cars

We've seen some futuristic-looking patents come out recently, including Google's recent one for wheeled, omnidirectional VR shoes, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:46AM

Christmas Miracle? NASA Says They Haven't Given Up Hope for the Opportunity Rover Yet

Back in August, we created a little musical playlist in tribute to NASA's Opportunity Rover, which became unresponsive following a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:20AM

WATCH LIVE: Russian Cosmonauts Go on a Spacewalk to Inspect That Controversial Hole in the ISS

In the wake of the discovery of a tiny hole in the International Space station, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 10:56AM

Voyager 2 Has Officially Become the Second Spacecraft to Cross Into Interstellar Space!

Back in 2012, Voyager 1 boldly went where no spacecraft has ever gone before--it crossed out of the influence of our Sun and into the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 1:08PM

Alexa Using Self-Learning Techniques to Make Conversations More Natural

After watching the darkly humorous short film L1ZY (which deals with an insidious digital home assistant that goes a little too...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 12:40PM

DeepMind Publishes Research Surrounding AlphaZero, the Game-Playing AI: It's Becoming Smarter

Back in 2016, DeepMind's AlphaGo won the "Match of the Century" against Go Grandmaster Lee Sedol, conquering one of the last bastions...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 11:59AM

Facial Recognition Technology Is a Burgeoning Threat to Freedom, AI Report Says

If you thought the face of AI oppression was going to take the form of robots going down the street killing people (as Elon Musk...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:30AM

Turning Off One Gene May Allow You to Eat Without Gaining Weight, Scientists Say

When someone says "this new (blank) will allow you to eat anything you want without gaining weight!", it's usually one of two...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:00AM

Lockheed Martin Wins $6.9M Contract to Improve the Military's ONYX Combat Exoskeleton

Looks like the US military is doubling down on its new toys--on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft has won a $480 million...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 1:38PM