Scientists create gene-edited animals as 'surrogate sires' to boost food production

Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat quality in what they say is a step towards genetically enhancing livestock to improve food production. The process could help farmers rear healthier, more productive animals using fewer resources such as feed, medicines and water, they said. "With this technology, we can get better dissemination of desirable traits and improve the efficiency of food production," sa...
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Bill Gates says the pandemic wiped out 25 years of vaccine progress in 25 weeks

"The COVID-19 pandemic has not only stopped progress, it's pushed it backwards," Gates said. Poverty, vaccination rates, GDP, and reading scores are all taking a major dive. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Goalkeepers 2020 On Monday, the Gates Foundation released its annual Goalkeepers report, meant to measure global progress on development goals including reducing poverty, improving access to clean water, healthcare, and vaccines, as well as more...
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Health officials worldwide are receiving death threats because of their work to educate the public and stop the spread of COVID-19

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young speaks at a press conference as she gives an update on Queensland COVID-19 Border Controls on June 30, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images Health officials across the globe are facing death threats for their coronavirus responses.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top-infectious disease expert, said he received death threats last month.  Officials in Australia, Sweden, and Germany also reported threats, The Washington ...
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How this year's destructive U.S. West wildfire season came to be

The region's increasingly dry and overgrown forests have become large-scale tinderboxes over decades while wildfires have become more frequent, more intense and more deadly. U.S President Donald Trump blames poor forest management - mainly a failure to cull overgrown forests - for the increasing number and intensity of fires. The governors of California and Oregon - the states worst hit this season - say climate change is largely responsible.
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Microsoft's Underwater Data Center Rises From the Seafloor a Grimy Success

Microsoft’s underwater Northern Isles data center has risen again from the ocean depth, the company announced on Monday, and it is remarkably intact other than being covered in sea scum.Read more...
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Facebook Routinely 'Ignored' Efforts to Manipulate Elections Across the Globe: Whistleblower

Facebook has royally screwed up its response to political misinformation, conspiracy theories, and organized manipulation campaigns in the U.S.—where it’s based. Outside the West, the company has long been a sort of absentee landlord that ignores the spread of propaganda, state-backed armies of trolls, and incitement…Read more...
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Werner Herzog Will Produce and Lend His Trademark Narration to a New Doc on Space Colonization

We already know that Werner Herzog enjoys documentaries on adventurous and unusual topics—he’s directed several of them, including Grizzly Man and Into the Inferno. His newest project in that realm is a family affair (his son, Rudolph, will direct) that thematically ties into his other recent works focused on outer…Read more...
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A whistleblower is accusing doctors at an ICE detention center of surgically removing the wombs of some immigrant detainees

A protester near the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego on April 11 with a sign critical of Immigrations and Custom Enforcement. REUTERS/Bing Guan A nurse at a Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility is accusing the detention center of performing an unusual number of hysterectomies on immigrants being detained there, usually without their consent. Dawn Wooten made the allegations in a whistleblower complaint sent by to the Department of Homeland Security and its inspect...
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A whistleblower is accusing doctors at an ICE detention center of surgically removing the wombs of some immigrant women detainees

A protestor holding a sign reading ''ICE Detention = COVID19 Death Sentence'' is driven past the Otay Mesa Detention Center, a ICE (Immigrations & Custom Enforcement) federal detention center privately owned and operated by prison contractor CoreCivic, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in San Diego, California, U.S., April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan A nurse at a Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility is accusing the detention center of performi...
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The New A7C Is Sony's Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Yet

Sony launched the A7SIII earlier this summer, but the company’s camera division has more in store this year. Today Sony announced its smallest and most compact full-frame mirrorless camera yet: the Alpha 7C.Read more...
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Dune Not Miss These Awesome New Fall Funko Pops

Only in a Funko Pop article can you write about Dune, Up, Star Wars, and Pizza Rat and it all makes perfect sense.Read more...
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Your Weather App Is Selling You Out

While I think we can all agree that every app on our phone is probably an invasive little shit, I’d argue that weather apps deserve their own little corner in hell. We’ve seen weather apps sign folks up for services without their say-so, sneakily get location data from users who deliberately turned that function off,…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn

Global deaths pass 925,000; Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; 14 refugees test positive after Lesbos fire. Follow the latest updatesPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawl 12.26am BST In the US, a House subcommittee is launching an investigation into whether political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better alig...
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N95 masks could soon be rechargeable instead of disposable

The pandemic has led to N95 masks quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after resources as essential workers burned through billions of them. New research could lead to an N95 that you can recharge rather than throw away — or even one that continuously tops itself up for maximum effectiveness. The proposed system, from researchers at Technion-IIT in Israel and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, is not one of decontamination, as you might expect. Instead, it focuses on...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed 132,000; people in England's worst-hit hotspots unable to get tests

Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day; 14 refugees test positive after Lesbos firePeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawlUS coronavirus updates – live 11.18pm BST Hi, Helen Sullivan joining you now. I’ll be bringing you the latest for the next few hours. Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan. 10.47pm ...
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Netflix's La Révolution Imagines Something Sinister in 18th Century France

Well, beyond, like, y’know. The Reign of Terror. But it seems like Netflix’s new French-language alt-history series has something supernatural going on in the heart of France’s most tumultuous period.Read more...
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Wellness Influencers Denounce the Spread of QAnon

QAnon, the internet brainvirus that’s set untold masses searching for Satanic pedovores and howling “do your reeeeseaaaaarch” in every known comment section has afflicted the wellness community. Read more...
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Google’s Carbon Offset Plan Shows Where the World Has Failed on Climate Change

Our tech overlords are talking up their climate game again. On Monday, Google executives claimed their company is now “carbon neutral.”Read more...
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Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
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Why NASA won't send humans to Venus

Although Venus is easier to reach than Mars, scientists and space agencies around the world show little interest in exploring the planet.
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Fitbit Sense's ECG App Is Now FDA-Cleared, Just Like the Apple Watch

Late last month, Fitbit threw a Hail Mary—and pulled it off—when the wearables company unveiled its fall lineup. At the center of was a new Sense smartwatch, which among other snazzy features has the ability to take electrocardiogram readings to monitor for atrial fibrillation—pending clearance from the U.S. Food and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Samsung, Smartwatches, Fda, Fitbit, Consumer Tech, ECG, U S Food, Fitbit Sense

Why it's okay to eat the brown part of an avocado

Is brown avocado safe to eat? How about brown guacamole? Well, it depends on how long you've let it sit out for.
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Flu outbreaks may be linked to COVID-19; arthritis drug benefit seen

Influenza outbreaks may be linked with the spread of COVID-19 infections, according to a European study. The researchers created a mathematical model of transmission of the novel coronavirus in Belgium, Italy, Norway and Spain. It calculates that higher rates of influenza infections would be associated with increased coronavirus transmission in each of the countries, Matthieu Domenech de Cellès of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin told Reuters.
Tags: Science, Berlin, Spain, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, COVID, Belgium Italy Norway, Matthieu Domenech

Coronavirus live news: UK reports 2,621 new infections as global cases hit one-day record high

Public Health England also records nine further deaths; 14 refugees test positive after Lesbos fire; Silvio Berlusconi leaves hospital after treatmentPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawlUS coronavirus updates – live 7.02pm BST That’s all from me, Caroline Davies. Thank you for your time. 6.54pm BST The head of the Beirut Bar Association warned toda...
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Firehawk Aerospace aims to revolutionize rocketry with safe, cost-effective hybrid engines

While SpaceX and its ilk in the commercial rocket launch market have changed the economics of space and ushered in an era of small satellite entrepreneurship, the actual rocket engine technology they use isn’t that different from what was in use 50 years ago when NASA was making its first forays into outer space. Firehawk Aerospace, a new startup founded by CEO Will Edwards and Chairman and Chief Scientists Ron Jones, wants to change that with a stable, cost-effective hybrid rocket fuel that ...
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Satellite Vu aims to scope out the whole globe with thermal vision

Earth observation has grown from government-run missions to a crucial everyday business tool, but it still has room to grow. Specifically, into the thermal infrared spectrum, if startup Satellite Vu gets itself into orbit. The company plans to be able to monitor the heat signatures of most of the planet’s buildings with a satellite constellation built for the purpose. Presenting today at TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, Satellite Vu co-founder and CEO Anthony Baker explained the huge m...
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Trump says he's 'not at all concerned' about contracting the coronavirus at his rallies because he stands 'very far away' from his maskless supporters

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo President Donald Trump is "not at all concerned" about contracting the coronavirus during his rallies because he is "very far away" from people, he told the Las Vegas-Review Journal. Thousands of Trump supporters flocked to the president's indoor rally on Sunday in Henderson, Nevada, defying state orders that limit gatherings to 50 people. ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Trends, United States, Nevada, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Election 2020, BOK Center, Cain, Las Vegas Review Journal, Herman Cain, Xtreme Manufacturing, Henderson Nevada

Marvel's Avengers Works Best Putting the Spotlight on Its Unlikeliest Stars

The story of Crystal Dynamics and Square-Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers caught many off-guard heading into the grindy, loot-driven brawler, expecting a perfunctory tutorial to the game’s all-encompassing live-service mechanics. Instead, we got maybe one of the most sincerely intimate Avengers stories in years, and it works…Read more...
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Better Names for Pepsi's Sleep Beverage, Ranked

PepsiCo will bring into production a drink to help people ease stress and sleep better during These Uncertain Times, the company announced today. They’ve decided to name this “enhanced water beverage” Driftwell. Read more...
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The 10 most promising coronavirus treatments that could help curb the pandemic, even without a vaccine

Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Hundreds of experimental COVID-19 treatments have entered clinical testing in the last few months. Two — remdesivir and convalescent plasma — have gotten emergency authorization from the FDA. Here are the 10 candidates the scientific community finds most promising, including antibody therapeutics, plasma, and interferon drugs. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world has eradicated only one human infection: smallpox.So the novel coronavirus...
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