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Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly, says new study

Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly, says new research

Octopus, squid and cuttlefish don’t always follow the rules laid out in their DNA. Straying from prescribed genetic instructions may have increased the cephalopods’ thinking prowess, but comes at a cost, a new study suggests. Scientists have found several species of octopus, cuttlefish and squid can rewrite their RNA, the molecular middle men in the manufacture of proteins. The finding, ... Read More »

Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Last week, we learned that Elon Musk will start a mind-computer interface company called Neuralink. The name added a brainy new entry to Musk’s growing scroll of big ideas—Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX, the Hyperloop. Elon Musk has announced another visionary tech venture. His new company Neuralink will work on linking human brains with computers, utilizing “neural lace” technology. This invention would ... Read More »

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*. But now over a decade’s worth of development has readied a telescope that scientists will use to solve some of the biggest mysteries about black holes. On April 5, astronomers will start imaging Sagittarius ... Read More »

RCMP arrest man in Toronto wanted for terrorism (Video)

RCMP arrest man in Toronto wanted for terrorism (Video)

The RCMP says that it has arrested a Toronto man for leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group. The RCMP alleges 27-year-old Pamir Hakimzadah travelled to Turkey during the fall of 2014 to join the Islamic State but was subsequently returned to Canada after being detained by Turkish authorities. Toronto cops are also holding Hakimzadah for ... Read More »

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

According to a recent study published in the journal Gut, long-term use of antibiotics during adulthood increases the likelihood of developing precursors to bowel cancer. The research, once again, underlines the vital role of gut bacteria. The findings add to evidence that the type and diversity of bacteria in the gut, referred to as the ‘microbiome,’ may have a key ... Read More »

Research shows that paternal nutrition affects offsprings’ mental fitness

Research shows that paternal nutrition affects offsprings' mental fitness

Beware fathers, your energy drinks intake can affect children’s mental health. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin B12, their progeny do not perform well in memory tests. The diet influences so-called epigenetic patterns in the genome, and this reprogramming ... Read More »

Researchers discover three new fast radio bursts

Scientists discover three new fast radio bursts

Mysterious signals called fast radio bursts (FRB) are from deep space and could be evidence of advanced alien technology, according to a study Australian scientists published Monday. FRBs are short, bright and highly dispersed pulses of radio waves that occur randomly. They typically last just a few milliseconds but register about a billion times brighter than anything ever observed in ... Read More »

Justin Theroux And Jennifer Aniston arrive at Leftovers premiere

Justin Theroux And Jennifer Aniston arrive at Leftovers premiere

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux hit the town for Tuesday’s premiere of HBO’s The Leftovers and if they weren’t #relationshipgoals already, the couple color-coordinated to a tee. The Golden Globe winning actress (48) hit the red carpet with her husband for the premiere of season three of drama The Leftovers, opting for an asymmetrical leather mini-dress. The couple, who wed ... Read More »

NASA’s Cassini probe to begin ‘Grand Finale’ (Video)

NASA's Cassini probe to begin 'Grand Finale' (Video)

NASA’s fabled Cassini mission is about to come to an abrupt but long-coming end. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide (2,400-kilometer) gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale. “No spacecraft has ever gone through the unique region that we’ll attempt to boldly ... Read More »

Apple’s redesigned Mac Pro to be launched in 2018 “Report”

Apple's redesigned Mac Pro to be launched in 2018, Report

It seems like Apple has not forgotten about its Mac Pro user base. The iPhone makers assured them in a round table discussion on Monday that a brand-new Mac Pro will be getting launched in 2018. Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller revealed that Apple would be “completely rethinking the Mac Pro”, as quoted by Buzzfeed. Schiller continued: “Since ... Read More »

Brexit actually happened 450000 years ago, says new study

Brexit actually happened 450000 years ago, says new research

Evidence has finally been found of how Britain split from Europe — not last month, but half a million years ago. Scientists have found geological proof of one theory, that a catastrophic flood sparked massive waterfalls that cut through the rock ridge running through what’s now the Dover Strait. According to the authors of the study — published Tuesday in ... Read More »