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Deals in dark helped bitcoin take off, says chief scientist

By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) – Without dealings in the “grey areas” of the global economy, bitcoin might not have grown to be worth the $3 billion (1.99 billion pounds) it is today, according to Gavin Andresen, the closest thing … Continue reading

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Scientists: Over 143M Americans live in quake-prone areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 143 million people in the Lower 48 states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, … Continue reading

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First experiment ‘editing’ human embryos ignites ethical furore

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) – Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could … Continue reading

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Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S. So far, the quakes … Continue reading

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Whooping Cough Outbreaks Traced to Change in Vaccine

The recent outbreaks of whooping cough in the United States may be due, in part, to a change made two decades ago to vaccine ingredients, a new study finds. In 2012, the United States had about 48,000 cases of whooping … Continue reading

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New avian flu viruses send U.S. scientists scrambling

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk Says Valve Glitch Caused Rocket Landing Crash

SpaceX’s daring reusable-rocket test last week came up just short because of an issue with a “throttle valve,” company founder and CEO Elon Musk said. The private spaceflight company tried to bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket … Continue reading

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More Than 1,000 Doctors Say Dr. Oz Should Resign

At least 1,000 U.S. doctors say they think Dr. Mehmet Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia University in New York, a new poll finds. Earlier this week, 10 doctors sent a letter calling for Oz, host of … Continue reading

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Awesome Hubble Telescope Pics Pop on Times Square Screens in NYC

Advertisements hawking clothing, smart phones and theater tickets usually overwhelm New York City’s Times Square — but look closely this week and you’ll also see exploding stars, whirling galaxies and bubbling nebulas. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Humans? How Genome Editing Works

Chinese scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time, confirming a storm of rumors and igniting an ethical debate. Researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, used an experimental gene-editing technique to modify a gene in … Continue reading

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