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Woman Inhales Brain-Eating Amoeba Using Neti Pot
A Seattle woman died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after using a neti pot with unsterilized tap water.
NASA Records Sound Of Mars' 'Really Unworldly' Wind For The First Time
The low-frequency rumblings were collected by the InSight lander during its first week of operations at Mars.
World's First Baby Born Via Uterus Transplant From Deceased Donor
By Kate Kelland, Reuters
A woman in Brazil who was born without a uterus successfully gave birth to a healthy baby girl in 2017 following the transplant, researchers said.
Where Is He Jiankui? Chinese Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Missing
The scientist has not been seen for several days, according to local news outlets. But officials from He's former university say he has not been detained.
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The Gene-Edited Babies And CRISPR-Cas9 Controversy, Explained
CRISPR-Cas9 has the ability to change everything about our world. Here’s why it's awesome and why it's scary.
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'Proud' Chinese Geneticist Says Another Baby-Gene Editing Volunteer Is Pregnant
By Holly Chik & Farah Master, Reuters
He Jiankui is now facing ethical questions over his alteration of the embryonic genes of twin girls born earlier this month to help protect them from HIV.
NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile Journey
After "seven minutes of terror," it's NASA's first such landing attempt on the Red Planet in six years.
Scientists in China Claim First Gene-Edited Babies
By Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press
He Jiankui of Shenzhen used a powerful new tool to alter the DNA of twin girls born this month in China.
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NASA Looking Toward Manned Mission To Mars 'Sometime In The 2030s'
The agency first wants to learn various lessons by sending humans back to the moon.
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Biology Student Uses BTS Members To Explain Parts Of The Animal Cell
Now it all makes sense.
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The Ozone Layer Is Healing
Since the 1970s, the ozone layer has slowly become thinner, now, the ozone layer is slowly being repaired.
Cooking With Bugs
From ant nachos to cookies with crickets, this science class is trying to bring bug-eating into the mainstream.
Stephen Hawking’s Items Up For Auction
Stephen Hawking’s most prized possessions, like his wheelchair, doctoral thesis and “The Simpsons” script are up for auction.
Astrophysicist Shoots Down Donald Trump's Bonkers 'Natural Instinct For Science' Boast
A professor broke down why Trump's wild brag can't possibly be true.
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This Might Be Why Some People Look Just Like Their Partners
Science has a possible explanation.
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Scientifically Speaking, You Really Don't Want The Ability To Teleport
As Nerdist's Kyle Hill explains, it has to do with Earth's velocity.
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U.S., Russian Astronauts Make Emergency Landing After Failed Space Launch
They were headed for the International Space Station when the booster rocket failed mid-air.
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Frances Arnold Becomes First American Woman To Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry
The biochemical engineer, who performed the first directed evolution of enzymes, is the fifth woman ever to be awarded the prize.
Don’t Hug Me
Scientists may have found the reason why some people hate hugs.
Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Chemistry
This year's chemistry prize was all about "harnessing the power of evolution."
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Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physics For Laser Inventions
Strickland is only the third woman to have won the physics prize.
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The Strange Story Behind The Animals We Know We Haven't Yet Discovered
"The more we look, the more species we find."
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Scientists Identify The Earth's Oldest Known Animal Fossils
Solving the mystery of a life form known as Dickinsonia has been called paleontology's "Holy Grail."
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Scientists Give Ecstasy To Octopuses And Are Astounded By What Happened Next
The Molly-coddled octopuses were "very playful, doing water acrobatics."
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SpaceX To Announce Name Of First Tourist It's Sending Around The Moon
When Elon Musk was asked the person's identity, he posted the emoji of a Japanese flag.
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Harrison Ford Rips Science-Denying Leaders Like Trump: 'We Are S**t Out Of Time'
"Stop giving power to people who don’t believe in science, or worse than that, pretend they don’t believe in science," the "Indiana Jones" star said.
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