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Gene-edited Babies Debate Continues - Voice of America
Six months ago, a Chinese scientist was widely criticized for helping make the first gene-edited babies.

New telescope to investigate mysterious light flashes on the moon - CNET
The weird lunar lights have baffled astronomers and even astronauts for decades.

Scientists Save Schrödinger's Cat - Gizmodo
One of the hallmark predictions of quantum mechanics is that particles behave unpredictably—but a new experiment seems to complicate some of those core ideas.

2-D crystals conforming to 3-D curves create strain for engineering quantum devices -
A team led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored how atomically thin two-dimensional (2-D) crystals can grow over 3-D objects and how the curvature of those objects can stretch and strain the crystals. The findings…

Team develops new method to gauge atmosphere's ability to clear methane, a potent greenhouse gas -
New research by UMBC's Glenn Wolfe and collaborators is shaping how scientists understand the fate of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in Earth's atmosphere.

'Double asteroid' zooming by Earth at 43000 mph captured in amazing photo - Fox News
A unique “double asteroid” was photographed by a powerful telescope as it whizzed by Earth last month at over 43,000 mph.

America’s first private moon lander will be made in India - Quartz
Bangalore-based TeamIndus will get a shot at the moon.

Giant Floating Islands That Turn Atmospheric CO2 into Fuel Could Prevent Climate Change, Scientists Say - Newsweek
If rolled out globally, the islands could offset the total global emissions from fossil fuels.

Prehistoric humans invented stone tools multiple times, study finds - The Independent
A collection of stone tools carved more than 2.58 million years ago have been found in Ethiopia

Why Octopuses Might Be The Next Lab Rats - NPR
Move over, fruit flies, rats and zebrafish. Squid and octopuses have elaborate brains and behaviors, and scientists say studying them in the laboratory could yield important biological insights.

Feathers came first, then birds -
New research, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds—changing how we look at dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs, the flying reptiles.

Researchers find slowdown in Earth's temps stabilized nature's calendar -
Sometimes referred to as nature's calendar, phenology looks at the seasonal life cycle of plants and animals and is one of the leading indicators of climate change. It's the observance of natural occurrences like the first formation of buds and flowers in the…

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