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Neil deGrasse Tyson warns asteroid might hit Earth day earlier than election – KYR News

That’s one option to rock the vote. An asteroid with a diameter the dimensions of a fridge might strike the Earth the day earlier than the November election, in…

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Crispr Gene Editing Can Lead to Big Mistakes in Human Embryos – The Wall Street Journal

Columbia University study of Crispr technology found it made unwanted chromosomal changes in human embryos

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Scientists using the Crispr gene-editing technology in human embryos to try to repair a gene that causes hereditary blindness found it made unintended and unwanted changes, frequently eliminating an entire chromosome or large sections of it.
The study published Thursday in the journal Cell comes as the international scientific community continues to grapple with the potential use of Crispr for editing human embryos that would be intended for creating a pregnancy and birth.
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Researchers Finally Figured Out How Octopuses Taste With Their Arms – Gizmodo

Octopuses, with their eight suction-cup-covered arms, can taste objects simply by touching them. A team of researchers has finally figured out how these cephalopods…

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Octopuses, with their eight suction-cup-covered arms, can taste objects simply by touching them. A team of researchers has finally figured out how these cephalopods are capable of pulling off this remarkable trick.
The octopus is a marvel of the biological world. Theyre super smart, excellent problem solvers, and even a bit mischievous. These cephalopods have no choice but to be smart, as theyre forced to raise themselves immediately after birth. They even respond to MDMA in a manner reminiscent…

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Face mask aims to deactivate virus to protect others – Phys.org

In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect others—not merely to protect themselves, says a team of Northwestern University researchers.

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In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect othersnot merely to protect themselves, says a team of Northwestern University researchers.
With this in mind, the researchers developed a new concept for a mask that aims to make the wearer less infectious. The central idea, which received support from the National Science Foundation through a RAPID grant, is to modify mask fabrics with anti-viral chemicals that can sanitize exhaled, escaped respiratory droplets.
By simulating inhalation,…

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