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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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London Visitors’ Last Chance to See Dippy Ahead of Tour

(BBC) – A museum’s famous 112-year-old dinosaur is set to leave London for a national tour. Dippy the diplodocus, a 70ft long (21.3m) plaster-cast sauropod replica made up of 292 bones,

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Mapped: The Beaches Where Lego Washes Up

(BBC) – The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have

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Abandoned Fire Station Basement in UK Rediscovered

(BBC) – A former firefighter station that was mysteriously shut away for half a century has been rediscovered. Based in the former national works in Dudley, it housed the Co-operative

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Spiri is an EV-only ridesharing service where you’re the driver

(ENGADGET) – Here comes another entrant into the ride-sharing ring: Denmark’s Spiri. What separates this one is the company has developed its own fleet of electric vehicles for use, which

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Lancashire Man Performs DIY Operation on Himself to Remove Suture

(BBC) – An engineer who was left with 8in (20cm) of surgical stitches inside his body after an operation has performed surgery on himself to remove them. Graham Smith admitted

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Escaped Ipswich Pig, Pog, ‘Wanted to Meet People’

(BBC) – A 30-stone (190kg) pig that broke free from its home to roam the streets “just wanted to get out there and meet people”, its owner has said. Seven-year-old

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Piltdown Breakdown: New Details About a Famed Scientific Hoax

(Reuters) – Researchers applying modern forensic techniques to a century-old puzzle have laid bare intriguing new details about one of the most notorious scientific hoaxes on record, the so-called Piltdown

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Astrobiologists Study Mars on Earth

(MARS DAILY) – It’s going to be a while before any of the world’s space agencies send astronauts to Mars. In the meantime, one group of scientists is studying Mars

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Amazon Gets Permission from UK to Explore Drone Deliveries

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with the British government to speed up the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries. The

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