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.

That’s 12,329 people per day.

Outdoor Air Pollution Killed A Horrifying 4.5 Million People In 2015

iflscience.com • Interesting

Estimating the number of people that have died as a result of air pollution, or any type of pollution, isn’t the easiest task. Breathing in ultra-fine particulate matter and toxic gases can result in premature death, through respiratory or cardiovascular problems. Getting a clear cause-and-effect link, and quantifying that, is difficult.

The average woman earns 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, with women of color making even less.

The wage gap starts earlier than you might think

money.cnn.com • Interesting

Parents may not intentionally be paying their kids differently based on gender, says BusyKid CEO Gregg Murset. But regardless of intention, it's happening.

Trade enforcement officers noted "poor craftsmanship."

More than 100 phony replica Super Bowl rings found

abcnews.go.com • Interesting

Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many past champion teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles.

Coffee drinkers were found to have a slightly lower risk of death over a 10-year follow-up period.

Drinking as many as eight cups of coffee a day could help you live longer, study says

cnbc.com • Interesting

The apparent longevity boost comes as yet another piece of good news for coffee lovers, with health benefits recorded in drinkers of instant, ground and decaffeinated coffee. The study is also the first of its kind to suggest health benefits in people with so-called genetic glitches affecting how their bodies react to caffeine.

The “Resistance” movement against President Donald Trump is less than 1½ years old. So are some of its newest members.

Walmart's 'Impeach 45' apparel causes social media outcry, calls for boycott of retailer

usatoday.com • Interesting

The retail giant is selling “Impeach 45” and “Impeach Trump” baby and adult apparel for opponents of the controversial 45th president of the United States. But Walmart’s “resistance” appeal has met – for lack of a better term – resistance of its own.

Time warps aren’t just the stuff of science fiction anymore.


newsweek.com • Interesting

Joshua Warren, a paranormal researcher who appeared on Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Paparazzi,” said he watched time slow down 20 microseconds near the interstate outside the city. He’s measured how time moves across Nevada, including Area 51, but hadn’t found any evidence until now.

The Falcon 9 booster has flown 11 missions this year.

The final launch of SpaceX’s Block 4 rocket looked stunning

arstechnica.com • Interesting

On Friday, SpaceX launched its final Block 4 version of the Falcon 9 rocket, and it did so during the pre-dawn hours along the Florida coast. Sunrise and sunset launches are always a playground for photographers and especially so for the talented Trevor Mahlmann, who periodically shoots flights for Ars.

A Florida woman has completed a more than 100-mile (160-kilometer) voyage on a standup paddleboard

Woman rides paddleboard from Cuba to Florida Keys

abcnews.go.com • Interesting

Burgess is believed to be the first woman to make the trip from Cuba to the Keys on a standup paddleboard. The 34-year-old said that she wanted to set a record and serve to inspire others to accomplish their goals. She says she hopes to have the feat sanctioned by Guinness World Records.

Police in Delaware's capital city would like to know who dropped a house onto a two-lane road

House arrest? Home abandoned on Delaware road puzzles police

abcnews.go.com • Interesting

In a Facebook post that had been shared thousands of times, the department posted pictures of the home and said "this is not a joke." The house was draped with a banner that said "oversize load."

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