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Gene editing

Gene editing: A step toward ‘designer babies’

“Turns out the rumors are true,”. Word has spread through the scientific community that “researchers in China have successfully edited the genomes of human embryos.” Those rumors were confirmed when a team from Sun Yat-sen University published laboratory results revealing ...
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Spring break riot

Santa Barbara, Calif. More than 100 people were arrested and dozens—including six police officers—injured last week when a large spring break party near the University of California, Santa Barbara, deteriorated into a riot. An estimated 15,000 people were at the ...
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Octopus on Parade Ceredigion UK

Octopus on Parade

In Ceredigion, UK a parade of dozens of octopus decided to come out of the sea and land on a Welsh beach where they alarmed some beach goers.  These octopus measured at least 20 inches in length.  Some of the ...
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Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties

As rates of any drinking remained largely unchanged, binge drinking and heavy drinking have increased at the county level, influenced mainly by higher rates of drinking among women SEATTLE – Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and ...
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Being rich can cause bad behavior

Being rich makes you more likely to lie, cheat, and steal. A series of experiments conducted on volunteers with annual incomes ranging between $16,000 and $150,000 found that the wealthiest were most likely to cheat to win a $50 prize, ...
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Zipline Injuries

The more ziplining becomes popular the more injuries are soaring.  A study shows that the rise between 2009 and 2012 rose about 50% where kids under the age of 9 rose about 45% of that number.  Most of the injuries ...
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Contribution limits for 2019-2020 federal elections

Contribution limits for 2019-2020 federal elections

Under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act), contributions are subject to limits. This page examines the rules concerning the limits placed on contributions to a candidate’s campaign. The limits apply to all types of contributions (except contributions made from ...
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Where Children Can’t Get An Education

According to a UNESCO study, 57 million children lack classroom access. Here are the countries with the most children out of school: Nigeria - 10.5 million Pakistan - 5.4 million Ethopia - 1.7 million India - 1.6 million The Philippines ...
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Afghanistan the Largest Grower of Hashish

Afghanistan the Largest Grower of Hashish

Even though Afghanistan is the largest grower of marijuana and hashish it is illegal.  According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime not only is the country of Afghanistan the largest producer of Opium they have surpassed the country ...
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California Drought

California Drought

For the first time since 2011 California is now drought free.  Good news but also bad news because of the drought between 2010 and 2016 they have over 102 dead trees, 62 million trees died in just the last year.  ...
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