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Genetically edited twins give birth to scientific, ethical controversies

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/2/2018 at 6:00pm
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The arrival of twin girls born in China, whose genetic make-up was edited while they were embryos using cutting-edge technology, has given birth to ethical qualms and scientific controversies.

To begin with, more than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned the experimental geneticist’s claims.

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Unsettled Science: Scientists reveal serious calculation errors in “global warming” study touted by MSM

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/18/2018 at 12:00pm
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Late last month, there were a spate of breathless reports from all the major press outlets that a new study showed oceans warming faster than anticipated, which would lead to a climate change apocalypse unless billions were spent and regulations were promulgated.

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U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after launch failure

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/13/2018 at 4:00pm
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This October marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

However, the commemoration was almost marred by tragedy when the launch of a Russian rocket to take an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station was forced to

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The science is settled: Pluto should be given back its “planet” status

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/30/2018 at 2:00pm
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Perhaps after “climate change,” the biggest scientific controversy in recent times centered on the status of Pluto within our solar system.

The astronomical body was demoted 12 years ago after a group of elite scientists decided to apply new rules to define “planets”.

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Scientists attempt to clone extinct horse from Siberian foal mummy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/8/2018 at 4:00pm
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When I read Michael Crichton’s famous Jurassic Park in the 1990’s, I knew enough about the approach to sense that cloning could be used to bring back extinct animals.

It appears that Crichton’s novel was indeed prophetic, as scientists are attempting to extract cells from the mummy of a 40,000-year-old foal from...

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DNA Evidence and Genealogy used to Crack 5 More “Cold Cases”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7:00pm 6/29/2018 at 7:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers will recall our report on 72-year old Joseph James DeAngelo, the former cop who has been accused of being the “Golden State Killer”. DNA collected from relatives for analysis was used to track down the suspect in a string of 12 murders and 51 rapes.
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Professor Boots Student from Class for Saying There Are Only Two Genders

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00pm 3/15/2018 at 7:00pm
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Portland State Students Walk Out of Event When Biologist Says Men and Women are Different

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:00am 2/28/2018 at 7:00am
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During a recent talk at Portland State University, a small group of students staged a walkout when a scientist on the panel pointed out that there are biological differences between men and women.

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Stanford Academic: Quest to Colonize Mars Driven by Patriarchy and Male Entitlement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:00pm 2/23/2018 at 6:00pm

When it comes to smearing things as sexist in the name of social justice, it is now clear that nothing will be spared. Even the exploration of space is apparently part of the effort to keep women down.

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Cassini Spacecraft ends its mission to Saturn with a bang

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/17/2017 at 1:00pm
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NASA scientists and fans of space science said their goodbyes to the Cassini spacecraft Friday, as it plunged into Saturn and concluded a successful 20-year mission to Earth’s spectacular sister planet.

…One of the last pieces of data captured by Cassini was an infrared image of the place into which it took...

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*UPDATE* Ravens Did Not Hand Out DNA Tests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10:30am 9/17/2017 at 10:30am
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*UPDATE* Fellow author here at LI David Gerstman informed me on FB that the Ravens decided to forgo the giveaway. From CBS Sports:

A few hours before kickoff, though, the Ravens postponed the event to a later unknown date.

Why? The biotech firm sponsoring the event is “working to address questions from...

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Trump’s science envoy, a Hillary Clinton appointed UC Berkeley prof, resigns.

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/24/2017 at 4:00pm
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The dramatic resignation of the Obama-era holdovers from President Trump’s administration continue, as a UC Berkeley professor who was the science envoy for the State Department officially gave his notice.

A prominent UC Berkeley energy professor resigned his post with the U.S. State Department on Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s...

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WATCH: News Footage of the 1979 Solar Eclipse

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:30am 8/21/2017 at 7:30am
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Today’s solar eclipse isn’t the only eclipse to have been met with fanfare.

This ABC News coverage from 1979 left anchors awestruck.

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It’s a 10-minute clip collection from ABC News’ coverage of the last large-scale total solar eclipse to be seen...

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NASA’s Latest Frontier: Tackling Earth’s Supervolcanoes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:30am 8/19/2017 at 11:30am
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I have noted in previous posts, President Trump’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is returning to its original mission: Focusing on space exploration and research.

In the past month, the agency released plans for an ambitious project related to Earth’s protection from asteroid strikes.

On Friday, the space agency announced plans to...

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States prepping for total eclipse like it’s an impending natural disaster

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:00am 8/9/2017 at 10:00am
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Americans have dealt with some devastating natural disasters in their history. Some examples include Hurricane Katrina, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, and the 1906 San Fransisco Earthquake.

We have even experienced many solar eclipses s...

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A Honey Bee story

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:30am 8/6/2017 at 7:30am

I have a honey bee story.

A few weeks ago, a swarm of honey bees appeared one morning on the edge of our deck. Like out of nowhere. No prior activity.

We were told that it’s illegal to kill honey bees, so our only option was to call a beekeeper to relocate the...

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Super Gonorrhea Emerges as the Bacteria Resists Antibiotics

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/8/2017 at 5:00pm
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned everyone that the sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhea has emerged as a super bug since the bacteria has started to resist antibiotics. From CBS News:

“The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the...

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