Rogue Science Strikes Again: The Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies

The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction, but now it’s apparently entered the realm of reality: On Nov. 26, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reported the historic live births of twin girls whose genes he had edited. The goal may have been noble: to use CRISPR …

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Scientists Have New Plan to Fight Global Warming: Dimming the Sun

Scientists have come up with a new and ingenious way of fighting global warming: use chemicals to blot out the sun. Whether we’ll then have to fight (and do everything else) in the shade, the research doesn’t quite spell out. Since the world can’t seem to agree on reducing CO2 emissions, why not tackle the …

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Study Buried for Four Years Shows Crime Lab DNA Testing Is Severely Flawed

DNA is supposed to be the gold standard of evidence. Supposedly so distinct it would be impossible to convict the wrong person, yet DNA evidence has been given far more credit than it's earned. Part of the problem is that it's indecipherable to laypeople. That has allowed crime lab technicians to testify to a level …

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Read the Shocking Conclusions from 28 Medical Studies Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ in Children

To date, there are at least 53 known international scientific studies concluding that fluoride consumption is harmful to the development of intelligence in children, it impairs their learning and memory capacity. Children are commonly exposed to fluoride from municipal water supplies, dental treatments, environmental pollution, and in-utero. Municipal water fluoridation is a state-mandated pharmacological intervention …

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New Research Confirms We Got Cholesterol All Wrong

A comprehensive new study on cholesterol, based on results from more than a million patients, could help upend decades of government advice about diet, nutrition, health, prevention, and medication. Just don't hold your breath. The study, published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, centers on statins, a class of drugs used to lower levels …

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US Govt Counterterrorism Center Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Documents

The Washington State Fusion Center, a multi-agency counterterrorism center, accidentally released some puzzling documents this week: A dossier on the effects of remote mind control, a media report claims. Investigative journalism site Muckrock filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the center, looking for documents on Fusion’s investigations into white supremacist groups and far-left …

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Space Station Obliteration: Follow China’s Tiangong-1 as It Crashes to Earth

Thanks to online trackers you can now follow doomed Chinese satellite Tiangong-1 as it continues on its collision course with Earth. The only question now is whether you’ll see it hurtling towards your house. Tiangong-1, China’s first-ever space station, is expected to crash into Earth in the coming days. You can follow its final journey …

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Millennials Set to Become Fattest Generation on Record

Millennials are on course to become the fattest generation on record. A staggering three-quarters of ‘Generation Y’ will be obese or overweight by the age of 40. Despite fad diets and Instagram health stars shooting to fame among the health-trend generation, the majority are actually putting themselves at serious risk, new figures show. An over-indulgent …

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