New tool for efficiently validating the accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 reactions

CRISPR-Cas9's popularity continues to grow ever since its first use in genome editing in January, 2013.  What makes CRISPR-Cas9 so remarkable is its astonishing efficiency and availability; ...

Fri 5 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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New Tarantula Species Named After Johnny Cash

The spider was discovered near Folsom State Prison in California

Fri 5 Feb 16 from TIME

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Plasma physicist discusses the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) produced the first helium plasma in the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator last December. Since then, they have cleaned the plasma ...

Fri 5 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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New Horizons sheds light on Pluto's floating hills

NASA has released a new image taken by the New Horizons spacecraft as it sped past the dwarf planet Pluto, displaying the locations of a number of "floating hills" composed of water ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Clearing out damaged cells in mice extends lifespan by up to 35 percent

As we age, cells within our bodies can become damaged. As a way of helping prevent cancers developing, a biological mechanism called cellular senescence stops these damaged cells from ...

Thu 4 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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Astronomers use spacecraft to weigh one of Saturn's rings

A team of astronomers has succeeded in weighing the core of Saturn's brightest ring, known as the B ring, for the first time. The discovery, which made use of data collected by NASA's ...

Thu 4 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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Dutch police to counter drones with winged warriors

Dutch police are turning to a phalanx of winged predators to solve the problem of unauthorised drone flights in restricted areas such as airports and over crowds: eagles.

Wed 3 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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After criticism, Brazil transferring Zika samples to US

Brazilian officials say they're sending a set of samples related to the Zika outbreak to the United States, a move which follows complaints that the country was hoarding disease data and biological ...

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Repairing Your iPhone Home Button From An Unofficial Repair Shop Can Brick Your Phone

 Going to an unauthorized Apple technician to repair your home button can cost you a lot of money. On Friday, The Guardian reported that thousands of iPhone users encountered a mysterious ...

3 minutes ago from TechCrunch

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Doom Has $120 Collector's Edition

It looks like the long awaited shooter from id Software is set to arrive this coming May 13th (somehow, we are not surprised to hear that this would be a Friday) for multiple platforms – ...

Thu 4 Feb 16 from Ubergizmo

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