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Gene-editing scientist claims ‘another potential pregnancy‘

Gene-editing scientist claims ‘another potential pregnancy‘

Gene-editing scientist claims ‘another potential pregnancy‘ A Chinese scientist who claims to have genetically engineered twins has said there could be more coming soon. Fellow scientists have decried the practice of gene-editing humans, saying it is “truly unacceptable.” Gene-edited babies spark outrage Permalink https://p.dw/p/38zKq Genetically-edited babies spark outrage among scientists […]

Herpes agent wins 2018 German Future Prize

Herpes agent wins 2018 German Future Prize

Herpes agent wins 2018 German Future Prize Germany‘s president has presented this year‘s Future Prize to the inventors of a new medicine against a herpes virus. Other teams nominated came from the fields of mechanical engineering and chemistry. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced the winner of the  in Berlin on Wednesday evening. The […]

5.3 million Germans suffer from depression each year

5.3 million Germans suffer from depression each year

5.3 million Germans suffer from depression each year Depression can take a massive toll not only on the sufferers, but also on their loved ones. A study by the German Depression Foundation found the illness caused relationship breakdowns for almost half of those affected. The German Depression Foundation has offering […]

Soviet moon rocks fetch $855,000 at New York auction

Soviet moon rocks fetch $855,000 at New York auction

Soviet moon rocks fetch $855,000 at New York auction Three pieces of moon rock brought to Earth decades ago have sold at auction, nearly doubling their price. The tiny lumps, collected by a Soviet moon mission, are the only known material of their kind in private hands. Sotheby‘s auction house […]

World‘s first gene-edited babies born, scientist claims

World‘s first gene-edited babies born, scientist claims

World‘s first gene-edited babies born, scientist claims A Chinese scientist has claimed credit for genetically engineering twins resistant to HIV in a controversial procedure. His university has distanced itself from the research, saying it will launch an investigation. A Chinese scientist on Monday said he has created the world‘s first […]

Psychology of shopping sprees: On Black Friday your brain forgets everything else

Psychology of shopping sprees: On Black Friday your brain forgets everything else

Psychology of shopping sprees: On Black Friday your brain forgets everything else When those magic red sale signs lure you into a store, your brain forgets everything else. Need it? Not really. Want it? Yes. Shopping can be like a drug. Neuroscientist Christian Elger explains why. Shopping activates the so-called […]

Scientists find elephant-sized creature that lived with dinosaurs

Scientists find elephant-sized creature that lived with dinosaurs

Scientists find elephant-sized creature that lived with dinosaurs Dinosaurs weren‘t the only colossal creatures roaming Earth 200 million years ago. A new fossil discovery suggests they shared the planet with a plant-eating beast that resembled a rhinoceros with a turtle‘s beak. Scientists say they have unearthed fossils belonging to an […]

Samsung signs deal to compensate factory cancer victims

Samsung signs deal to compensate factory cancer victims

Samsung signs deal to compensate factory cancer victims Electronics giant Samsung has apologized for the illnesses and deaths of workers at some of its factories. The company agreed it had failed to manage health threats to employees who developed forms of cancer. Hwang Sang-gi founded an advocacy group for Samsung […]

World Toilet Day: A private matter of public health

World Toilet Day: A private matter of public health

World Toilet Day: A private matter of public health World Toilet Day is no joke. No invention has saved more lives than the loo. But 4.5 billion people have to make do without functioning sanitation systems every day. It is dawn. The first rays of sunlight break over the horizon; […]

How the Soyuz rocket compares with the rest

How the Soyuz rocket compares with the rest

How the Soyuz rocket compares with the rest Even a reliable workhorse like Russia‘s Soyuz rocket has bad days. Some missions go horribly wrong. So while the basics of rocket science are the same as ever, there are always new contenders to shake things up. What are rockets if not […]