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February 2018

Archaeologists put sound back into a previously silent past: Innovative tool turns ancient spaces into human places — ScienceDaily

Archaeologists put sound back into a previously silent past: Innovative tool turns ancient spaces into human places — ScienceDaily

Many attempts to explain how past people experienced their wider world have focused on sight at the expense of sound, but researchers have now developed a tool that puts sound back into the ancient landscape.Read More

CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos : Nature News & Comment

CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos : Nature News & Comment

Leah Nash/NYT/Redux/eyevineReproductive biologist Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team used genome editing to correct a gene that causes a potentially fatal heart condition in humans.An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing — a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to genomes with relative ease— to correct…

Official fish trade ‘hugely underestimates’ global catches — ScienceDaily

Official fish trade ‘hugely underestimates’ global catches — ScienceDaily

Conservation of dwindling fish stocks is being severely hampered by poor controls on global trade, according to research published today (Monday, October 9, 2017) in Scientific Reports.The study carried out by the Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre at the University of Salford looked at global production and trade statistics of…

Black Panthers, NRA and Your Favorite Song

Black Panthers, NRA and Your Favorite Song

Humor: How To Find Free Black Panthers, NRA and Your Favorite Song On The Internet    

Vaccines promoted as key to stamping out drug-resistant microbes : Nature News & Comment

Vaccines promoted as key to stamping out drug-resistant microbes : Nature News & Comment

Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library Vaccines against Streptococcus pneumoniae have slashed the number of drug-resistant infections, as well as cutting cases of disease. The battle against drug-resistant superbugs has neglected a key weapon, scientists say: using vaccines to quell the spread of resistance. As drug-resistant infections sweep across the globe, public-health…

Massive Ebola data site planned to combat outbreaks : Nature News & Comment

Massive Ebola data site planned to combat outbreaks : Nature News & Comment

John Moore/Getty​An Ebola awareness mural in Monrovia, Liberia — one of the three West African countries that was hit by a devastating outbreak of the disease starting in 2014.More than 11,000 people died when Ebola tore through West Africa between 2014 and 2016, and yet clinicians still lack data that…

Ancient Eurasian DNA sequencing is revealing links with modern humans — ScienceDaily

Ancient Eurasian DNA sequencing is revealing links with modern humans — ScienceDaily

Until recently, very little was known about the genetic relationship between modern humans of the Upper Paleolithic age (the period of time between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago, also called the Late Stone age) and today's populations. But with direct DNA sequencing, researchers are discovering unexpected genetic connections between individuals…

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