Judge said the blueprints’ publication could cause irreparable harm to U.S. citizens

U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Release Of 3D Printed Gun Blueprints

huffingtonpost.com • Interesting

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked the planned release of 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet, siding with states that sued to halt publication of designs to make weapons that security screening may not detect.

At Shanghai's weekly "marriage market," parents advertise their unmarried adult children with signs taped to umbrellas

China's Marriage Rate Plummets As Women Choose To Stay Single Longer

npr.org • Interesting

At a downtown market in Shanghai, people are hustling to sell their goods. But at this market shaded by trees lining the pathways of People's Park, their goods are their grown children.

precision medicine is an approach that is changing the treatment of cancer and spawning targeted therapies for a wide range of diseases

Precision medicine offers a glimmer of hope for Alzheimer's disease

latimes.com • Interesting

The decades-long search for effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease is littered with failures, leaving 5.7 million Americans already stricken with this form of dementia without a lifeline. The rest of us are left to hope we won’t be among the 1 in 10 over 65 who gets the devastating diagnosis.

Einstein’s general theory of relativity is 100 years old. It just passed another crucial test.

How a star orbiting a supermassive black hole proves Einstein is (still) right about gravity

vox.com • Interesting

At the center of our Milky Way galaxy lies a monster. It’s called Sagittarius A*, and it’s believed to be a supermassive black hole 4 million times heavier than our sun. The gravity produced by Sagittarius A* is so intense that stars many times more massive than our sun orbit around it at incredible speeds.

The vessel is named "Mr. Steven"

SpaceX’s fairing-catching boat heads to sea, this time with a bigger net

spaceflightnow.com • Interesting

After several near-misses in tries to catch payload shrouds jettisoned from Falcon 9 rockets climbing into space, a high-speed boat tasked with retrieving the fairings for SpaceX to reuse has been upgraded and dispatched into the Pacific Ocean ahead of a launch Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force in California.

Tapper cited a rise in binge-drinking among young people

Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans

news.google.com • Interesting

After adjusting for age and other factors, the study — published Wednesday in the BMJ — found that deaths in the United States due to cirrhosis rose 65% and deaths from liver cancer doubled from 1999 to 2016. In that period, cirrhosis-related deaths increased for every ethnic group and for both men and women.

the report calls for more discussions about the potential implications

Designer babies may be 'morally' acceptable, UK ethics council decides

foxnews.com • Interesting

The United Kingdom’s leading ethics body has issued its support for the science behind genetically modified babies, calling it “morally permissible” so long as altering the DNA of the fetus is in its future interests and does not further divide society.

A new HIV vaccine has now become the fifth drug ever to make it to advanced human clinical trials

Harvard's HIV Vaccine Candidate Offers Glimmer of Hope in AIDS Battle

interestingengineering.com • Interesting

A new vaccine to fight against HIV is giving medical professionals a bit of optimism, thanks to new research from Harvard. The HIV vaccine has produced an favorable immune system response when tested on 393 people, according to the Lancet.

some spiders to “fly” without the aid of wings

Spiders Use Electricity To Fly For Miles Without Wings

huffingtonpost.com • Interesting

Look, spiders are great. They’re an important part of the ecosystem and benefit humans by eating insects, including mosquitoes and agricultural pests. That said, many people are afraid of spiders, even the kinds that pose no risk to humans.

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