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Obama Clones Himself, Becomes His Own Secretary of Defense

Spencer Green | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Following Chuck Hagel's resignation, President Obama has had himself cloned and then chosen that clone, known as Obama II, to become the United States' new Secretary of Defense.

'Buttercup' Blood Brings Cloning Effort One Step Closer

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science

Scientists are one step closer to cloning a woolly mammoth, thanks to the results of a new autopsy conducted on a remarkably preserved specimen of the...

Cloning Fraud on the Silver Screen

Pete Shanks | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

The stem-cell disgrace of Korean cloning fraudster Hwang Woo-suk has now inspired a movie. Whistle Blower opened in Korea this week. Names have been changed, and it's presented as fiction, but no one is even pretending it's not about the scientific "scandal of the century" that unfolded between 2004 and 2006.

Is De-Extinction a Mammoth Risk? Reviving the 'Un'Grateful Dead

Peter Getty | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

As with any promising new technology, voices have risen in opposition to it, and there are some valid concerns.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Americans More Likely To Believe In Big Foot Than To Have Confidence In Congress

Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A small minority of Americans believe in aliens, but it's more than triple the number who have a "great deal" of confidence in Congress. Graphic...

Stem Cell Advance May Bring New Treatments For Deadly Disease

AP | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — In a potential step toward new diabetes treatments, scientists used a cloning technique to make insulin-producing cells with the DNA...

Researchers Make Major Stem Cell Breakthrough

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a pat...

Emily Swanson

POLL: Americans Split On Promise, Perils Of DNA Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Science

Most Americans are excited about the possibility of scientific breakthroughs brought by DNA research, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. But the poll a...

3 Questions About Technology We Should Be Asking Now

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Here are a few questions worth debating on your next dinner party or trip to the bar.

Almost Human Recap, Episode 5, Blood Brothers

Chris Doucette | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Doucette

I liked this episode! Mostly because we got to see one of the MX androids totally naked. (I asked for this in, like, my first recap.)

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

10 More Miami Guys You've Probably Dated

Joanna Popper | Posted 10.30.2013 | Miami
Joanna Popper

1.Hablo un poco ingles guy. You have no shared language but his Russian, Creole, French, Portuguese or Spanish turns you on. Love (lust) binds you. Until you get bored watching him Skype back home and just want a conversation with anyone who understands that Liz Lemon is funny.

Fertility Clinic Floats Idea of Human Cloning for Infertility

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

Human cloning is not so far-fetched any more. Cloning of the Star Wars variety where new copies of people (although they would be babies, not adults...

3D Print Your Face On A Doll

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

When a 3D printed avatar won't satisfy, and a 3D printed self-portrait feels a little too morbid, to where does the tech-savvy ego-fetishist with cash...

Cloning at Oregon Health & Science University

Beth Kohl | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Beth Kohl

In the eleven years since my youngest children were born, twin daughters, thanks to IVF, who joined a similarly IVF-enabled sister, we've scarcely discussed their scientific beginnings.

Is It Possible To Clone Humans?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/17/2013 08:00 AM EDT on LiveScience The news that researchers have used cloning to ma...

Stem Cell Advance May Bring New Treatments For Serious Illnesses

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such ill...

Cloning

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weird News
Paul Ratner

In no small measure inspired by BBC America's Canadian-produced tricky and fun new series Orphan Black, which centers heavily on cloning what-ifs, I came back to this simmering question (thanks, TV!) -- why not cloning?

A Surge in Clone-Centric Movies

Leora Novick | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Leora Novick

Do we like the idea of cloning so much that we are willing to endure the same theme for the past 20-plus years? I decided to look back in history and find examples throughout the years to illustrate this point.

Bizarre Mouth-Birther Puts 'De-Extinction' In Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

A bizarre species of frog that went extinct decades ago has been brought back to life. In an effort known as the Lazarus Project, scientists at th...

Communicating Science, Caveman Style

David Rejeski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
David Rejeski

The headline in the Britain's Daily Mail tabloid was hard to miss: "Wanted: Adventurous Woman to Give Birth to Neanderthal Man, Harvard Professor seeks Mother for Cloned Cave Baby."

Emily Swanson

Americans Oppose Neanderthal Cloning

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Science

Recently, reports spread like wildfire that Harvard geneticist George Church was seeking an "adventurous female human" to be a surrogate mother to a c...

Six Questions for Linda Stasi, Author of The Sixth Station

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Jill Rachel Jacobs

In her new book Linda Stasi reveals a riveting and provocative read, full of twists and turns, passion and conspiracies, while tackling a host of hot and timely topics, such as terrorism, Christianity, good vs. evil.

Review: Cloud Atlas Is a Superb Movie With a Strong Political Values Message

Rob Kall | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Rob Kall

Cloud Atlas is an extraordinary, revolutionary movie, the best one I've seen since Avatar, a truly different approach to movie-making.