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Clinical Trials Editing Human Genes Underway in Philadelphia

April 26, 2019

Early trials editing human genetics have begun at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, according to NPR. Independent trials in the United States, Canada, and Europe are also set to begin soon, despite the controversy surrounding gene editing. How did gene editing begin and how has it progressed? […]

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Surprising New Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

March 27, 2019

The March 2019 update to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds words and phrases related to dogs, gender identities, cannabis, and many more. The official website of the OED says that 650 words in all were added for the first quarter of 2019. The lifespan of words sheds light on our ever-evolving language. […]

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Bone Fractures on the Rise in Seniors Who Walk Dogs

March 24, 2019

A recent study published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” said that elderly Americans who walk leashed dogs face increasing fracture risks. “Man’s best friend” can sometimes be energetic and unruly. Learn important dog-training techniques and save yourself a doctor’s visit. […]

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Google Employee Calculates “Pi” to 31 Trillion Digits for “Pi Day”

March 22, 2019

Google’s Emma Haruka Iwao and several coworkers broke the Guinness World Record for computing pi to 31 trillion digits, Engadget reports. They used cloud computing to break the previous world record by nine trillion digits. In celebration, here’s a trick to learn the first 24 digits of “pi” and to improve your number-memorizing skills. […]

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