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US scientists soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

US researchers soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

Gene editing tools should be used to modify human embryos and prevent inheritable disease, says a US National Academy of Sciences report. The report recommends a set of overarching principals to be used by any nation in governing human genome editing research or applications, including providing a benefit and preventing harm to those affected, transparency, due care, responsible science, respect ... Read More »

NASA Wants You To Find Planet Nine

NASA Wants You To Find Planet Nine

Citizen researchers can join an online hunt for icy worlds, brown dwarfs and other yet-to-be-discovered objects beyond the orbit of Neptune, using a technique that’s not all that different from the method that led to Pluto’s discovery 87 years ago. Through a new website called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, anyone can now help search for objects far beyond the orbit ... Read More »

United Arab Emirates Plans To Build City For 600000 On Mars

United Arab Emirates Plans To Build City For 600000 On Mars

United Arab Emirates will construct a mini city on Red Planet as part of the 2117 Mars project. United Arab Emirates has unveiled its plans to colonize Mars by 2117. The announcement was made on Tuesday at the World Government Summit. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the nation’s Prime Minister and Vice President, announced the Mars 2117 ... Read More »

New BC mariner’s guide aims to keep at-risk species safe

New BC mariner's guide aims to keep at-risk species safe

The Mariner’s Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of Western Canada is a resource developed by the Coastal Ocean Research Institute, Prince Rupert Port Authority and Port of Vancouver. This guide is targeted at large vessel mariners and aims to inform them about the cetacean species along the B.C. coast, threats to these animals that may be associated with large ... Read More »

Drew Barrymore ‘almost died’ on Santa Clarita Diet set, Report

Drew Barrymore 'almost died' on Santa Clarita Diet set, Report

Drew Barrymore ‘almost died’ after stunt scene went horribly wrong on the set of Santa Clarita Diet. In recently released Netflix horror-comedy, Drew Barrymore plays a suburban wife and mother who winds up becoming one of the walking dead, and must feast on human flesh and blood in order to survive. While this darkly comic premise would seemingly put the ... Read More »

BC Health Ministry working to cover Parkinson’s medication

BC Health Ministry working to cover Parkinson's medication

A life-altering treatment for sufferers of Parkinson’s disease will now be covered by B.C. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, patients will be identified for PharmaCare coverage under the ministry’s Special Authority program. “We’ve been in discussion with the Parkinson Society British Columbia and the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre about this treatment,” explained Health Minister, Terry Lake. ... Read More »

Are Aliens Real? 60 new planets found on galactic doorstep

Are Aliens Real? 60 new planets found on galactic doorstep

A team of researchers, including Dr Mikko Tuomi of the University of Hertfordshire, have discovered 60 new planets orbiting stars near the Earth’s solar system, as well as evidence that there could be as many as 54 more on top of that. This could mean almost 120 new planets! This is a drawing of Gliese 411b, one of the 60 ... Read More »

Nokia 3310 set for a relaunch, ‘the most reliable phone ever made’, to be re-launched at MWC 2017

Nokia 3310 set for a relaunch, 'the most reliable phone ever made', to be re-launched at MWC 2017

Nokia 3310 set for relaunch in new package? While most of us now carry around all-singing all-dancing iPhones and smart devices, the hugely popular Nokia mobile is set to return in all its near-indestructible glory. The news comes from notable phone leaker Evan Blass, who reports over at VentureBeat that HMD Global — the Finnish company that licensed the rights ... Read More »