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New gene editing methods like CRISPR/Cas9 have given scientists unprecedented potential to edit human DNA. But how should researchers in the field actually use these methods, especially when editing traits that can be passed down to children? Should they be used to cure disease? Should they be used to enhance features…Read more...

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Tomorrow, a four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle will blast off from India’s southern spaceport with 104 satellites on board. Should all go well, the Indian Space Research Organization will establish a new satellite delivery record for a single mission—and by a long shot. Read more...

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There’s nothing magical about YETI products.Read more...

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Apple, a company that makes pretty good phones and computers, is diving into the world of original content for some reason. The company just released the first teaser trailer for its new show, “Planet of the Apps,” and the experience of watching it is similar to what I’d imagine being slowly lowered into a vat of acid…Read more...

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Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company with no actual product, continues to self-destruct. A new lawsuit filed today in Southern Florida District Court accuses the company of creating a hostile workplace for women and of using misleading marketing materials to depict the product’s capabilities.Read more...

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The popular livery and union-busting service Uber is catching heat in Brazil because its drivers keep getting robbed and murdered. This isn’t the first time that the company has struggled with murder in its ranks. But holy shit, a recent report has some horrifying new details.Read more...

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io9 Is There Still a Future for Laurel Lance on Arrow? | Kotaku Disney Drops Pewdiepie Over Anti-Semitic Jokes | Jalopnik Town Full Of Jackasses Dismantles Man’s Plane In His Driveway | Lifehacker The Harmless Items That Could Trigger a TSA Search of Checked Luggage |Read more...

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Maybe first thing on a Tuesday morning isn’t the best time to melt your brain. But then again, since the week isn’t even half over yet, taking a ride on a psychedelic Hot Wheels track might actually be the perfect distraction to all the work you’d rather not be doing.Read more...

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A month after YouTube’s biggest star uploaded a video containing the phrase “Death To All Jews,” the service that once hosted that very content is distancing itself a bit from Felix Kjellberg.Read more...

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Three new actors join Star Trek: Discovery. Details on the Han Solo’s new merchandise darling. Even more wild rumors about the solo Batman movie. Plus, the next Bond movie may have found the director it deserves, and a new clip from Star Wars Rebels. Don’t lose your head, Valentines, it’s spoilers all the way down!Read more...

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We’ve posted deals on this five pound bag of Haribo Gold Bears a few times in the past, but this is the first real price drop we’ve seen in 2017, if you’ve already depleted your stash. You’ll spend $11 if you order it through Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program (you can cancel after your first deliver, but why would…Read more...

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Happy Valentine’s Day! On Twitter Monday night, American Airlines effectively declared itself the unofficial airline of BDSM. As evidenced by the tweet—a magnificent black and white photo of a glistening American Airlines jet—this plane fucks.Read more...

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On Monday night, the United States senate confirmed the executive producer of Suicide Squad, Steven Mnuchin, as Treasury Secretary. This is, perhaps, the most twisted presidential cabinet in our nation’s history.Read more...

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Maker Studios, a division of Disney, just severed their deal with YouTube megastar Pewdiepie. They pointed to a (now-deleted) January 11 video in which Pewdiepie paid two men to hold up a sign that read, “Death To All Jews.”Read more...

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In September, news broke that Yahoo took years to fully investigate and inform its customers about a massive data breach that occurred back in 2014. Then, just a few months later, the company revealed that an additional one billion accounts were compromised in 2013. Now, some Republican senators are demanding to know…Read more...

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On Friday, February 10th, NASA announced that a team of 21 scientists had delivered their first report on a lander mission to explore the possibility of life on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. The NASA-employed Science Definition Team (SDT) recommended that NASA send a probe as soon as 2031, about a decade after an…Read more...

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, many Trump supporters adopted Pepe the cartoon frog as their mascot. And as many other neo-Nazis embraced the character, Pepe even got listed as a hate symbol. But as we sit here, a full 36 weeks into the Trump administration (can you believe it’s been that long already?), we’re…Read more...

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Hey Google—there’s a new lightweight, web-based, word processing tool in town and it’s called Dropbox Paper. After more than a year of beta testing, the app is finally available to anyone with a Dropbox account. It might not be loaded with as many features as Google Docs, but there’s still plenty to love that sets it…Read more...

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At least 188,000 residents in the areas surrounding the Oroville Dam in Northern California have had to evacuate their homes as workers scramble to prevent a potentially catastrophic breach. Now, reports are surfacing indicating local officials were warned about safety issues with the Oroville Dam 12 years ago, and…Read more...

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Since taking control of both the White House and Congress earlier this year, Republican lawmakers have wasted no time in their efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act. As Congress has worked to waive, defer, or delay implementation of the law’s provisions, dismantling it piece by piece, the millions of Americans who…Read more...

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The ability to look into a mirror and recognize oneself is a cognitive skill we all take for granted, but very few animals outside of humans are able to do it. New research shows that monkeys can be trained to pass the so-called “mirror test,” suggesting that more species may be self-aware than previously thought.…Read more...

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Anyone who’s ever been brave enough to snowboard has fantasized about dropping in from the roof of their house and turning the yard into wintery play place. Well, maybe not, but pro snowboarder Danny Davis recently did it. Looks awesome.Read more...

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After years of setbacks, Google’s self-driving car project finally seems to have a path to commercialization, but that long road has come at a pretty big cost, we’re now learning: According to Bloomberg, the company lost several employees because of a weird compensation system that doled out millions of dollars of…Read more...

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Last Thursday, a Tesla production associate named Jose Moran came forward to publicly decry working conditions at the company’s plant in Fremont, California, including what he describes as grueling hours, low wages, and frequent, preventable injuries—issues he felt could be fixed by joining the United Automobile,…Read more...

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The successor to one of the most popular mice ever made is down to a new low price on Amazon, while supplies last.Read more...

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