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Nov 26, 2018

Super-smart designer babies could be on offer soon. But is that ethical?

Posted by in category: genetics

Genetic selection for intelligence has hit the market – and regulation has a critical role, says science writer Philip Ball.

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Nov 26, 2018

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Posted by in categories: education, space travel


Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet.

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Nov 26, 2018

Elon Musk plans to link brains with machines within the next decade

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Elon Musk promises ‘matrix’ system to link human brains with AI computers ‘probably’ within the next decade…

Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence.

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Nov 26, 2018

InSight Mission

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

I feel you, Mars – and soon I’ll know your heart. With this safe landing, I’m here. I’m home.

The InSight lander will study the interior of Mars and listen for Marsquakes.

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Nov 26, 2018

NASA lander set to touch down on Mars

Posted by in category: space


HAPPENING NOW: NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s InSight lander is set to make a perilous maneuver to touch down on Mars, capping off a trip that started seven months and more than 300 million miles ago.

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Nov 26, 2018

Chicago slaps PlayStation users with expansion of 9 percent amusement tax

Posted by in categories: entertainment, finance

PlayStation users will now see an extra 9 percent tax applied to some purchases on the platform.

Sony has agreed to comply with Chicago’s amusement tax, leaving PlayStation users to face an extra 9 percent tax on streaming and rental services, effective Nov. 14. This latest expansion of the city’s amusement tax will apply to purchases such as rentals, but not full sales of games.

The city’s amusement tax used to mostly apply to purchases of concert and sporting event tickets. However, the Chicago Department of Finance ruled in 2015 that the tax covered streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Spotify. This expansion of the amusement tax is commonly dubbed the “Netflix tax” or the “cloud tax.” In addition to being regressive, it is also likely illegal.

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Nov 26, 2018

NASA InSight Mars Landing Coverage

Posted by in category: space travel

It’s #MarsLanding Day! Today, our NASA InSight spacecraft blazes into the atmosphere of Mars at 12,300 mph and slows to just 5 mph in less than 7 minutes, before gently touching down on the surface. Watch live starting at 2 p.m. EST.

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Nov 26, 2018

Scientists discover a new route to antibiotics using gene editing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Scientists have discovered a new chemical process—also known as a biosynthetic pathway—in bacteria which could lead to a new generation of antibiotics being produced and manufactured.

Researchers at The University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry say their new pathway includes an , called a carboxylase, which adds CO2 to a precursor molecule producing a highly unusual antibiotic called malonomycin.

The team says the biosynthetic process used to produce this antibiotic could now possibly lead to the discovery and development of other drugs, helping in the fight against drug-resistant bugs and illnesses in the future.

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Nov 26, 2018

Ethiopia to launch its first-ever satellite with China’s help

Posted by in category: satellites


Ethiopia has announced its intention to launch its first satellite during 2019. According to the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) at the Addis Ababa University, the satellite is expected to be launched from China during September 2019.

The initial plans to launch the satellite were announced in 2016 at the same time the Ethiopian Council of Ministers approved the establishment of ESSTI.

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Nov 26, 2018

#BehindtheBell: NASA Mars Landing

Posted by in category: space

Everything you need to know about how to watch #MarsLanding with NASA and the Times Square Alliance #RewriteTomorrow

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