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The Consumer DNA Testing Market Is Already Booming, but It's About to Explode

When AncestryDNA sold some 1.5 million of its genetic testing kits over Black Friday weekend, it seemed like clear evidence that after years of being a niche product, consumer DNA testing had finely gone mainstream. The market is expected to keep booming. A new report out from market research firm Kalorama Information…Read more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, DNA testing, AncestryDNA, 23 And Me, Kalorama Information

Fed-Up Hospitals Are Starting Their Own Drug Company so They Can Lower Generic Drug Prices

A coalition of U.S. hospitals has decided to take matters into its own hands in the face of ever-rising drug prices: The group is going to start its own drug company to compete with big pharma.Read more...
Tags: Science, Big Pharma, Drug Prices

Fool's Gold Suggests Ancient Life in 'Oxygen Oases' Far Before There Was Atmospheric Oxygen

You wouldn’t survive a stint on the hellish early Earth that existed between 2.5 billion and 4 billion years ago. There was almost no breathable free oxygen, for one thing. But scientists may have located an ancient oxygen oasis that existed prior to whatever event first oxygenated our atmosphere.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Hell, Geology, Geochemistry, Photosynthesis, Origin Of Life, Ancient Geology, The Origin Of Life

What eats what: a Landlubber’s guide to deep sea dining

Learning about the curious food chain in the deep sea.
Tags: Science, News

Link About It: We Are Evolving Away From The Y Chromosome

Aside from the "master switch gene," SRY, the Y chromosome (only found in men) contains very few other genes. And it's the only chromosome not necessary for life. Right now, it's in a state of degeneration, shriveling up for males. This degeneration...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Health, Gender, Science, Design, Tech, Evolution, Linkaboutit, Chromosomes

Trump's Plan to Keep National Parks Open During the Shutdown Could Be Disastrous

National parks became the poster child of the 2013 government shut down. Barricades were put up around national treasures and on the National Mall, people clambered over them, Congressional grandstanding took place at the World War II memorial. Republicans were pretty resoundingly blamed for the mess. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Government, National Parks, National Mall, Government Shutdown, Trump, Political Football

MoviePass Risks Pissing Off Theaters With Plan to Acquire Film Rights

What a strange, many-headed beast MoviePass seems to be. In addition to being a tech company, a payment service, a data network, and moviegoers’ sugar daddy, it’s now looking to own a piece of the movies that you go out to see.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Moviepass, Acquisition, Subscription, Sundance

I Can't Fucking Believe How Dumb Facebook's News Feed Update Is

Facebook has been teasing a massive overhaul to the News Feed—its core product—after widespread, utterly deserved criticism that it had acted as a megaphone for disinformation on an unprecedented scale. Today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced how his platform will handle news, and it’s quite possibly the stupidest…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News Feed, Dumb Ideas

It's Much Easier to Catch the Flu Than We Realized, New Research Finds

Aside from getting vaccinated (which everyone should), an important strategy to evading the flu is regularly washing your hands and avoiding contact with the sneezes, coughs, and snot of sick people. The logic behind this simple advice is that the influenza virus requires reasonably close contact with the fluids of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Flu

Fermilab Delivers First Cryomodule for Ultrapowerful X-Ray Laser at SLAC

The first superconducting cryomodule built and tested at Fermilab for the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was successfully delivered. A series of 37 of these cryomodules will power the three-mile-long X-ray free-electron laser facility.
Tags: Science, Fermilab, SLAC, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Linac Coherent Light Source

Massdrop HD 58X: The Barrier to Audiophile Open-Ears Keeps Dropping

Back in 2016, Massdrop’s HD 6XX, which was basically just a blue version of Sennheiser’s legendary HD 650 for way less money, blew a whole in the barrier to entry for audiophile-quality open-ear headphones. The HD 6XX repeatedly sold out before getting all the way down to $199. Well, the HD 58X is here, starting at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Headphones, Gear, Massdrop, Sennheiser, Massdrop X Sennheiser, Open Ear Headphones

 Jalopnik Having Driven The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, I No Longer Care For Other Vehicles |

 Jalopnik Having Driven The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, I No Longer Care For Other Vehicles | Gizmodo I Can’t Fucking Believe How Dumb Facebook’s News Feed Update Is | Kotaku VR Chat Players Stop Trolling To Help Man Who Appears To Have Seizure | The Takeout Vodka cream pasta, a winner in 15 minutes | Lifehacker …Read more...
Tags: Evening Favorites, Science, Mercedes Benz, Kotaku

These high-speed ‘nano-cranes’ could form molecular assembly lines

 Things aren’t going well down at the ol’ nano-factory. They’re having trouble getting all those tiny workers to synchronize and move quickly together. But leave it to the Germans to get things running smoothly! All it took was a careful application of that newfangled technology “electricity.” Tiny nano-scale machines formed from DNA could be the future of… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Biotech, Robotics

Our Universe Could Be Littered With Alien Viruses—and We Should Be Looking for Them

It’s generally agreed that some kind of microbe will be the first form of life we discover on another planet, moon, or other space rock. But hardly anyone thinks we’ll find an alien virus, which is weird, given how prolific and successful these biological entities are on Earth. A new study seeks to correct this…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Biology, Viruses, Astrobiology, Life On Other Planets, Extremophiles, Microorganisms, Astrovirology

The 10 Best Deals of January 19, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Top Ten

NASA Runs Successful First Tests of Compact Nuclear Reactor for Mars Base

If humans have any hope of sticking around on Mars for longer than a few days, they’ll need some form of power to sustain themselves. A successful test in Nevada has demonstrated that that power could be nuclear.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Nuclear Power, Nevada, Mars, The moon, Astrophysics, Martians, Are We Going To Mars Or What

Snapchat Threatens Employees With Jail as Facebook Lets It Starve

A starkly threatening internal memo to Snapchat employees was leaked to Cheddar early Friday, painting a desperate picture of the struggling young company. In a Sisyphean twist, the leaked memo was about preventing leaks. Michael O’Sullivan, chief lawyer and general counsel of Snapchat’s parent company, threatened…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Michael O'Sullivan, The War On Leakers

Delta's Cracking Down on 'Emotional Support Animals' On Board Flights

People have tried to fly with turkeys, sugar gliders, snakes and more
Tags: Science

This Picture of Jupiter's Swirly Blue Pole Is Magnificent

I’m not usually one of those “check out this beautiful planet photo” people (jk, I am). But seriously, the images coming from the citizen scientists looking at Juno data are all incredible. I’m not sure how this latest one can even be real.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Planets, Jupiter, Astrophysics, Juno, Pretty, Junocam, Swri

A Refurbished Fire TV Stick Might Be the Best Deal In Dongles

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is a great little streaming dongle with all of the power of Alexa at its disposal, and you can save $10 on yours by buying a certified refurb today on Amazon. They don’t always sell refurbs of this thing, but when they do, they’re usually priced at $35, so you’re doubling your savings today.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Tech, Home Theater, Fire TV, Alexa, Amazon 's Fire TV Stick

Neurogastronomy, After Surgical Weight Loss, Probiotic Akkermansia and More in the Obesity News Source

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Tags: Science

Novel Genomic Tools Provide New Insight Into Human Immune System

La Jolla Institute scientists provide new insights into how so-called CD4 cytotoxic T cells arise in humans and thus could facilitate improved vaccine design.
Tags: Science, La Jolla Institute

Six CSU Campuses Join Partnership to Develop Future 'Green' Entrepreneurs

​CSU students with big ideas on how California can preserve its energy, agriculture and water supply need look no further than the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster to bring their concepts to life.
Tags: Science, California, CSU

In praise of penguins: We've got babies!

What better way to celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day than by caving to the cute factor with videos of bitty penguins?
Tags: Science, News

NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move

NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency
Tags: Science, Nasa

BRI Publishes Chapter in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Anthropociene

The chapter, The Effects of Methylmercury on Wildlife: A Comprehensive Review and Approach for Interpretation, authored by BRI Executive Director and Chief Scientist, David Evers, was recently published in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Antrhopocene, 1st Edition.
Tags: Science, Bri, David Evers

OnePlus Says Hack Exposed Credit Cards of Up to 40,000 Customers

Data breaches are now commonplace, but that doesn’t make them any less serious. So when a number of users reported seeing suspicious activity on their credit cards after buying something from OnePlus’ online store, the company launched an investigation to find out what really happened. Now the results are in, and it’s…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Phones, Oneplus, Consumer Tech, Op5t, Oneplus Got Hacked, Op5, Oneplus5, Credit Card Hacks

Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE, Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to protect farmers from potential crop damage. Arkansas will prohibit the use of herbicides based on a chemical known as dicamba from April 16 to Oct. 31, the strictest state limits imposed on the product after it was linked to millions of acres of U.S. crop damage last year.
Tags: Science, Basf, Chicago, Arkansas, Reuters, Monsanto Co, Tom Polansek, Monsanto BASF

Why This Quantum-Encrypted Video Hangout Is a Big Deal

Just what we all wanted: super secret, super long meetings that span the entire world.
Tags: Science

Experts Are Pushing Hard to Redefine What It Means to Be Legally Drunk

A panel of the nation’s top public health experts is pushing for a sweeping set of policy changes and laws aimed at accomplishing an audacious goal—an end to deaths caused by drunk driving. But the recommendation touted as having the largest potential impact on deaths might also be the hardest to sell: lowering the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Alcohol, Drunk Driving