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China's Latest Cloned-Monkey Experiment Is an Ethical Mess China's Latest Cloned-Monkey Experiment Is an Ethical Mess

Chinese researchers have cloned five gene-edited monkeys with a host of genetic disease symptoms, according to two scientific papers published today.

Gemologist Finds Insect Trapped in Opal Instead of Amber Gemologist Finds Insect Trapped in Opal Instead of Amber

On a trip to Indonesia, gemologist Brian Berger purchased an opal that appeared to have an insect entombed inside. Insects trapped in amber are a common-enough sight, but in a slow-forming gemstone like opal?

See What Trees Look Like to a Bird's Ultraviolet-Sensitive Eyes See What Trees Look Like to a Bird's Ultraviolet-Sensitive Eyes

A bird’s-eye view can completely change your perspective on things. And I mean that literally.

Real-Life Expanding Brain Technique Is Blowing Some Minds Real-Life Expanding Brain Technique Is Blowing Some Minds

It’s now possible to image an entire fly brain in just a few days, according to a new study—this might sound like a long time, but is in fact an incredible accomplishment, when you consider that the process would otherwise take weeks.

Report: Evidence of Life Found in Lake Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice Report: Evidence of Life Found in Lake Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

Scientists have found the bodies of tardigrades, algae, diatoms, and small crustaceans in a body of water buried beneath over a kilometer of Antarctic ice, according to a news report from Nature.

Saturn's Rings Could Have Formed During the Dinosaur Age, New Analysis Suggests Saturn's Rings Could Have Formed During the Dinosaur Age, New Analysis Suggests

Saturn’s rings might have formed relatively recently—like, in the past hundred million years or so—according to new research.

Why Did NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Others Spend Millions on This Quantum Computer? Why Did NASA, Lockheed Martin, and Others Spend Millions on This Quantum Computer?

Quantum computers are probably the most misunderstood of nascent technologies, which makes sense, because their very basics rely on the hardest-to-grasp concepts of physics. That’s led to people making some ridiculous claims, like that they give you “god-like powers” and that they’re an “imminent threat.”

Man Injects 18 'Doses' of Semen Into Arm to Cure Back Pain, Ends Up in Hospital Man Injects 18 'Doses' of Semen Into Arm to Cure Back Pain, Ends Up in Hospital

In a new case study, Irish doctors report the baffling case of a 33-year-old man who injected his own semen intravenously for a year and a half, a self-developed “cure” intended to treat his chronic back pain. It does not appear to have worked.

'Wet Sidewalk Effect' Solves Mystery of Rain on Saturn's Moon Titan 'Wet Sidewalk Effect' Solves Mystery of Rain on Saturn's Moon Titan

Scientists have found evidence of seasons on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan, thanks to observations akin to sunlight reflecting off of wet pavement.

Potatoes Have a Form of 'Depression,' but Scientists Have an Idea to Cure Them Potatoes Have a Form of 'Depression,' but Scientists Have an Idea to Cure Them

Scientists are trying to revolutionize potatoes and, in the process, cure the tubers’ depression, the result of generations of inbreeding.

CERN Unveils Design for 62-Mile-Round Atom Smasher More Powerful Than the Large Hadron Collider CERN Unveils Design for 62-Mile-Round Atom Smasher More Powerful Than the Large Hadron Collider

A scientific collaboration has released a concept design for the Large Hadron Collider’s successor, an enormous new experiment that would sit inside a hundred-kilometer (62-mile) tunnel.

Our Sun Could One Day Turn Into a Crystal Ball Our Sun Could One Day Turn Into a Crystal Ball

At the end of its life, our Sun could end up as a crystal—and physicists now have observational evidence to back up that theory.

A Star Fell Into a Black Hole, Revealing Its Super-Fast Spin A Star Fell Into a Black Hole, Revealing Its Super-Fast Spin

Scientists have measured a fundamental property of a supermassive black hole—how fast it spins—by measuring a star slamming into it.

Deadly Bird Battles May Be Another Weird Consequence of Climate Change Deadly Bird Battles May Be Another Weird Consequence of Climate Change

Climate change seems to be leading to more fatal conflict between a pair of bird species, according to a new study. The research demonstrates an important indirect consequence of a warming globe.

Hubble Space Telescope Faces More Hardware Trouble Hubble Space Telescope Faces More Hardware Trouble

The Hubble Space Telescope team has temporarily suspended operations of Wide Field Camera 3 following a hardware glitch.

Why Experts Are Skeptical of IBM's New Commercial Quantum Computer Why Experts Are Skeptical of IBM's New Commercial Quantum Computer

IBM has announced the release of Q System One, or as the IBM team described it, “the world’s first fully integrated universal quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use.”

International Space Station Telescope Makes Amazing Observation of Black Hole Eating Stuff International Space Station Telescope Makes Amazing Observation of Black Hole Eating Stuff

A telescope on the International Space Station made an incredible high-resolution measurement of the x-rays resulting from a black hole sucking up matter that could have important implications for astronomers’ understanding of these mysterious objects.

Monogamous Species Share Deep Genetic Similarities Monogamous Species Share Deep Genetic Similarities

Regardless of your opinion on monogamy, it’s a trait found across many species, from songbirds to fish to many humans. But surprisingly, there are plenty of examples in which members of one species will form lifelong pairs, but those of a closely related species won’t. An international team of researchers performed a…

Gaze in Awe at Hubble's Most Detailed View of the Triangulum Galaxy Gaze in Awe at Hubble's Most Detailed View of the Triangulum Galaxy

Usually when astronomers talk about our neighboring galaxy, they’re talking about Andromeda, which is a cozy 2.5 million light-years away. But just a little farther—okay, 500,000 light-years farther—is another spiral galaxy, the third largest in our local group. Hubble has just released its most detailed view yet of…

Government Shutdown Puts Damper on America's Major Astronomy Conference Government Shutdown Puts Damper on America's Major Astronomy Conference

As the U.S. government shutdown drags on, scientists are beginning to see the effects of the closure firsthand.

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