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Do We Need an International Body to Regulate Genetic Engineering?

(GIZMODO) – Imagine a scenario, perhaps a few years from now, in which Canada decides to release thousands of mosquitoes genetically modified to fight the spread of a devastating mosquito-borne

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Study Finds E-Waste in Asia Has Increased at a Staggering Pace

(GIZMODO) – According to a new report from the United Nations University, higher incomes and more affordable prices have lead to an enormous jump in the levels of electronic goods

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NASA’s New App is ‘The Sims’ in Space, With Plants

(GIZMODO) – As a life-long, avid Sims player, I was pretty excited to hear about NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth. Released last month, the educational app lets you zoom around

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After More Than 100 Years, California’s Iconic Tunnel Tree Is No More

(GIZMODO) – The Pioneer Cabin Tree, a giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park that was tunneled through in the 1880s, has fallen due to severe winter weather. It

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Southern California Town Rings in New Year With ‘Earthquake Swarm’

(GIZMODO) – More than 100 small earthquakes have struck the Southern California-Mexico border since Saturday. But while ‘quake swarm’ sounds like the term Morgan Freeman uses in the disaster movie

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Stuff a GoPro in This Football to Capture Awesome Aerial Photography

(GIZMODO) – GoPro’s new Karma drone looks like a wonderful addition to any professional videographer’s toolkit, but at $800, it’s not for everybody. If you don’t quite have the budget for

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Exotic ‘Twilight Zone’ Reef Is Brimming With Unique Forms of Life

(GIZMODO) – We tend to think of coral reefs as luminous, undersea jungles that pepper the shallow, scuba-friendly tropics. But deeper down, in a region about as bright as Pluto

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The Best Part of Waking Up Is This R2-D2 Coffee Press

(GIZMODO) – It won’t be long before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially hits theaters, which means it’s just about time for another onslaught of Star Wars merchandise. Most of

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How This Man Survived a 25,000-Foot Jump Without a Parachute

(GIZMODO) – Skydiving is pretty terrifying on its own, even when you take into account necessary safety precautions. But what if you were to jump from an airplane without a

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English Bulldogs Have Reached a Genetic Dead End

(GIZMODO) – The English Bulldog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, but it’s also one of the unhealthiest. An upsetting new analysis now shows that

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