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In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos (Update)
PHYS.ORG For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. 2 hours
DNA and proteins from ancient books, music made from data, and the keys to poverty traps
Science Magazine This week we hear stories on turning data sets into symphonies for business and pleasure, why... 3 hours
First U.S. team to gene-edit human embryos revealed
Science Magazine Editing embryos early in development could avoid technical hurdles of previous work 5 hours
Who were the Canaanites? Ancient human DNA evidence yields answers
SCIENCE DAILY Thousands of years ago, the Canaanite people lived in a part of the world we now recognize as Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, establishing a culture that... 7 hours
In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos
PHYS.ORG For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. 8 hours
Ancient DNA offers clues to the Canaanites’ fate
SCIENCE-NEWS DNA is painting a more detailed portrait of the ancient Canaanites, who have largely been studied through the secondhand accounts of their contemporaries. 8 hours
Ancient DNA counters biblical account of the mysterious Canaanites
Science Magazine Study suggests Israelites did not wipe out their Canaanite enemies 8 hours
Present-day Lebanese descend from Biblical Canaanites, genetic study suggests
PHYS.ORG In the most recent whole-genome study of ancient remains from the Near East, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals who... 8 hours
Lebanese are Direct Descendants of Biblical Canaanites, Study Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM In the first study of its kind, a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team of researchers has uncovered the... 9 hours
Cave mazes
PHYS.ORG Analysis of caves in Israel deserts brings to light the ancient groundwater circulation of north-western Arabia. The cave distribution, morphology, and deposit evidence indicates that they formed through dissolution by rising groundwater. This water originated as rainwater flowing from highlands... 9 hours
Men with flexible working hours have successful partners
PHYS.ORG Research conducted by Dr Laura Langner at the University of Oxford's Department of Sociology investigated changes in couples' hourly wages once one partner enters work-hour flexibility. 9 hours
Women and men report similar levels of work-family conflicts
PHYS.ORG Contrary to public perception and many media accounts, women and men report similar levels of work-family conflicts, both in the form of work interfering with family and family interfering with... 9 hours
Community bias predicts police use of lethal force
PHYS.ORG The racial biases of Whites in a community predict how many African-Americans are killed by police in a given area, according to results of a paper published in the journal Social Psychological... 9 hours
ACA helped reduce socioeconomic gaps in health care access, report shows
NEWS MEDICAL The Affordable Care Act has helped to close the gap in health care access between residents of poor and higher-income households, a new report by Boston... 12 hours
Cultural innovations helped early humans to survive prolonged period of pronounced aridification
NEWS MEDICAL The flexibility and ability to adapt to changing climates by employing various cultural innovations allowed communities of early humans to survive through a prolonged... 14 hours
Soldiers’ individual risk for suicide linked to previous attempts in army unit
NEWS MEDICAL Does a previous suicide attempt in a soldier's unit increase the risk of additional suicide attempts? According to a study, "Risk of Suicide Attempt... 15 hours
Medical News Today: Could tai chi reduce the risk of falls in older adults?
MNT A recent meta-analysis shows that tai chi, an ancient Chinese practice, might reduce the rate of falls in the elderly... 16 hours
First editing of human embryos carried out in United States
REUTERS (Reuters) - Technology that allows alteration of genes in a human embryo has been used for... 20 hours
Kansas State University receives $10.6 million COBRE grant to establish C-NAP research center
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institutes of Health is awarding a Kansas State University-led team of psychological sciences researchers with a prestigious five-year, $10.6 million... 22 hours
Identifying major transitions in human cultural evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Over the past 10,000 years human cultures have expanded from small groups of hunter-gatherers to colossal and complexly organized societies. The secrets to how and why this major cultural transition occurred have largely remained... 23 hours
Cultural flexibility was key for early humans to survive extreme dry periods in southern Africa
SCIENCE DAILY The early human techno-tradition, known as Howiesons Poort, associated with Homo sapiens who lived in southern Africa about... 1 day
Traces of adaptation and cultural diversification found among early North American stone tools
PHYS.ORG Using new methods to analyze stone projectile points crafted by North America's earliest human inhabitants, Smithsonian scientists have found that these tools... 1 day
Traces of adaptation and cultural diversification found among early North American stone tools
SCIENCE DAILY Using new 3-D methods to analyze stone projectile points crafted by North America's earliest human inhabitants, scientists have found that these tools... 1 day
More hints of Martian hot springs may hold promise for Mars 2020 mission
SCIENCE-NEWS An analysis of ridges in a crater of Margaritifer Terra on Mars offers evidence of ancient hot springs and also hints at... 1 day
'Residual echo' of Neanderthal genes may hold clues to deficits in mental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental... 1 day
Identifying major transitions in human cultural evolution
PHYS.ORG Over the past 10,000 years human cultures have expanded from small groups of hunter-gatherers to colossal and complexly organized societies. The secrets to how and why this major cultural transition occurred have largely remained... 1 day
'Residual echo' of ancient humans in scans may hold clues to mental disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a 'residual... 1 day
Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box
SCIENCE DAILY A Bronze Age wooden container found in an ice patch at 2,650m in the Swiss Alps could help archaeologists shed new light on the... 1 day
Early human's ability to survive through prolonged arid areas in southern Africa
PHYS.ORG The flexibility and ability to adapt to changing climates by employing various cultural innovations allowed communities of early humans to survive through a prolonged... 1 day
WATCH: What to skip and what to swap at the supermarket
ABC NEWS Nutritionist Maya Feller ambushes shoppers at Costco to help give tips on what to buy and healthy swaps to look for while grocery shopping. 1 day
What to skip and swap at the grocery store
ABC NEWS Nutritionist Maya Feller shares tips on how to make healthy shopping choices. 1 day
Social cues are key to vocal learning in birds and babies
PHYS.ORG When a baby bird learns a song, is it simply mimicking and practicing its father's tune? Or do chicks learn by first putting out nonsensical sounds... 2 days
Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box
PHYS.ORG A Bronze Age wooden container found in an ice patch at 2,650m in the Swiss Alps could help archaeologists shed new light on the... 2 days
Fearing surveillance, dads with a record avoid kids' schools
SCIENCE DAILY A sociologist and former elementary school teacher recently identified a mechanism that may explain why kids whose parents have spent time behind bars have worse educational outcomes -- and strong,... 2 days
Psychopaths are better at learning to lie, say researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Individuals with high levels of psychopathic traits are better at learning to lie than individuals who show few psychopathic traits, according to a new study. The findings indicate that people... 2 days
Goats, bookworms, a monk’s kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels
Science Magazine Researchers use ancient DNA and proteins to read the biology of books 2 days
Human Ancestor Mated with 'Ghost Lineage' And the Proof Is in Your Spit
LIVE SCIENCE A protein that helps make human spit slimy reveals signs that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with an extinct human lineage... 2 days
scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon s interior Scientists Spy New Evidence of Water in the Moon’s Interior
ASTRO WATCH A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of... 2 days
goats bookworms a monk 039 s kiss biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels Goats, bookworms, a monk's kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels
Science Magazine VIDEO Researchers use ancient DNA and proteins to read the biology of books 2 days
Chandrayaan-1 Orbiter Spots Water-Rich Volcanic Deposits on Lunar Surface
SCI-NEWS.COM Ancient volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unexpectedly high amounts of water compared with... 2 days
How marriage may protect transgender couples
PHYS.ORG Transgender people who are married are less likely to experience discrimination than their unmarried counterparts, indicates a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist. 2 days
Black neighborhoods, segregated cities found to have high levels of noise pollution
NEWS MEDICAL As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where noise pollution is... 2 days
Noise pollution loudest in black neighborhoods, segregated cities
PHYS.ORG As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where noise pollution is worse for everyone, according to the first breakdown... 2 days
Pattern of marijuana use during adolescence may impact psychosocial outcomes in adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY A pattern of escalating marijuana use in adolescents is linked to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments in adulthood. 2 days
russia s mayak satellite crowd funded cosmic pest or welcome nightly visitor Russia's Mayak satellite: crowd-funded cosmic pest or welcome nightly visitor?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Will we soon see a new bright "star" visiting our evening skies? The crowd-funded Mayak CubeSat was launched along with 72 other satellites aboard a Russian Soyuz Rocket... 2 days
Curiosity Rover Spies Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits (Photos)
SPACE.COM In the last few months, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has moved to a new locale on Mount Sharp and is trying to learn more... 3 days
Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits Spied by Curiosity Rover (Photos)
SPACE.COM In the last few months, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has moved to a new locale on Mount Sharp and is trying to... 3 days
Issues with maternal screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infection
SCIENCE DAILY Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found worldwide. When CMV infects fetuses, it can cause serious complications such as hearing difficulties and mental retardation in affected infants. A group of researchers... 3 days
The Moon's Interior Could Contain Lots of Water, Study Shows
LIVE SCIENCE Ancient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water. 3 days
Engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have invented a new kind of battery; one that is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things. 3 days
Enigmatic Archaic Human Relative Interbred with Ancestors of Modern Africans, Study Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM A mysterious hominin species mated with the ancestors of modern-day Sub-Saharan Africans, according to an analysis of modern human genomes published this month in... 3 days
Psychologists say our 'attachment style' applies to social networks like Facebook
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists lend insight into the interplay between attachment style and how people manage and perceive friendship networks. 3 days
Moon has a water-rich interior
SCIENCE DAILY Using satellite data, researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water. 3 days
The Moon's Interior Could Contain Lots of Water, Study Shows
SPACE.COM Ancient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water. 3 days
Scientists spy new evidence of water in the Moon's interior
PHYS.ORG A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding... 3 days
The goldsmith's tomb
PHYS.ORG Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich Egyptologist Julia Budka is studying the impact of intercultural contacts in Ancient Egypt. Her excavations in Sudan have uncovered a tomb dating to around 1450 BC on the island of Sai in the Nile. 3 days
Biblical Battles: 12 Ancient Wars Lifted from the Bible
LIVE SCIENCE From the story of Jewish people fleeing Egypt in the Book of Exodus to the tale of Israelis taking of the city of Jericho, here's a look at conflicts detailed... 3 days
Are Mars' Trojan Asteroids Pieces of the Red Planet?
SPACE.COM Asteroids that follow Mars in its orbit could be ancient pieces of the planet itself, a new study shows. 4 days
Alzheimer's drug cuts hallmark inflammation related to metabolic syndrome by 25 percent
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have repurposed an existing medication with healing properties traced to ancient Greeks. 6 days
Sour Note: In Ancient Rome, Lemons Were Only for the Rich
LIVE SCIENCE Citrus trees — including lemon, orange, lime and pomelo trees — are native to Southeast Asia, so how on Earth did they end up in the... 6 days
History's 1st Emoji? Ancient Pitcher Shows a Smiley Face
LIVE SCIENCE The iconic smiley face may seem like a modern squiggle, but the discovery of a smiley face-like painting on an ancient piece of pottery suggests that it may be much... 6 days
3-D shape acquisition using water displacement as the shape sensor for the reconstruction of complex objects
PHYS.ORG A global team of computer scientists and engineers have developed an innovative technique that more completely... 6 days
In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human
SCIENCE DAILY In saliva, scientists have found hints that a 'ghost' species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in sub-Saharan Africa today. The... 6 days
Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada's Great Basin
SCIENCE DAILY Three new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom, report... 6 days
Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada's Great Basin
PHYS.ORG Three new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom. Discoveries... 6 days
In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human
PHYS.ORG In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today. 6 days
Study explores how socioeconomic factors impact severity of coronary artery disease
NEWS MEDICAL Historically, from the 1930's to the 1950's, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970's, the rate of cardiovascular disease has... 6 days
How scientists invent new colours
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For tens of thousands of years, humans have created colours through simple chemistry. At first we used dyes found in nature such as berries and charcoal. Later, new pigments were synthesised in the lab. 6 days
New Kingdom Egypt: The goldsmith’s tomb
SCIENCE DAILY Archeologists are studying the impact of intercultural contacts in Ancient Egypt. New excavations in Sudan have uncovered a tomb dating to around 1450 BC on the island of Sai in the Nile. 6 days
Cow immunization may lead to new human vaccines and treatments for HIV, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Antibodies against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have been obtained for the first time by injecting cows with an HIV... 7 days
Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change
PHYS.ORG In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began... 1 week
Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY In 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level... 1 week
Aboriginal community with strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land has lower suicide rates
SCIENCE DAILY A new study investigating mental health perceptions and practices of an aboriginal community in northern Ontario, and its... 1 week
Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand
SCIENCE DAILY After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic... 1 week
Man sent to psychiatric facility in fatal beating of mother
ABC NEWS A Connecticut man who beat his mother to death has been sent to a psychiatric hospital for 20 years 1 week
Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand
PHYS.ORG After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. 1 week
Russia's Mayak satellite: crowd-funded cosmic pest or welcome nightly visitor?
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Goats, bookworms, a monk's kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels
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