Month: March 2018

An alarming study that claimed the gene-editing technique CRISPR could produce hundreds of unexpected mutations in edited genomes has now been followed up by its authors, who say they cannot replicate their controversial result.   The acknowledgment – which comes in a report of new mice experiments that didn’t introduce such mutations – isn’t technically
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Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the physics equations that describe the atmosphere, including the movement of air, the sun’s warmth, and the formation of clouds and rain.   Incremental improvements in forecasts over time mean that modern five-day weather forecasts are as skillful as three-day forecasts were 20
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If you really want to teach someone something, starting with a misconception and working backwards is one of the best techniques. A new video from Veritasium does just that. In the new segment, host Derek Muller debunks one of the most common misconceptions about science – namely, that science is simply a steady, gradual way
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