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Scientists create programmable circuits in HUMAN CELLS, in gene-editing breakthrough they claim could lead to powerful ‘biocomputers’

Researchers say they’ve successfully created a more powerful computer-like human cell that could eventually be used to help monitor one’s health or even fight against cancer and other illnesses. Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, researchers were able to model a human cell after a computer and make what they are referring to as a ‘program scalable circuits.’  ‘This cell computer may sound like a very revolutionary idea, but that’s not the case,” said Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Basel.  ‘The human body itself is a large…

Chemists Grew A “Synthetic Brain” That Stores Memories in Silver

In the ongoing quest to build an artificial human brain, scientists from UCLA may have just taken a big step forward. While a real synthetic brain is still far away, a team of chemical engineers found out how to grow self-assembling circuitry that resembles the structure and electrical activity of parts of a brain, according to ZDNet. The research is the pet project of UCLA chemical engineer James Gimzewski, who proclaimed that he wanted to create a synthetic brain back in 2012. “I want to create a synthetic brain,” Gimzewski wrote at the time. “I want to create a machine that thinks,…

Scientists can read the ‘rust’ on a person’s DNA to predict when they’ll die

As we age, there are a few ways you can think about how old you are. There’s how old you feel, or how old the calendar says you are. And now by using “epigenetic clocks,” scientists can also tell how old you are according to your DNA. Steve Horvath, a professor in the Department of Human Genetics and Biostatistics at the University of California Los Angeles, is at the forefront of this research. He’s developed an epigenetic clock that he ominously calls GrimAge. “It really allows a researcher to predict how long a person will live,” said Horvath. “And more generally, it also…

UC terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research

As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals. In negotiating with Elsevier, UC aimed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by ensuring that research produced by UC’s 10 campuses — which accounts for nearly 10 percent of all U.S. publishing output — would be immediately…

A ‘Dragon Aurora’ Appeared in the Sky Over Iceland, and NASA Is a Little Confused

A gargantuan green dragon hisses in the sky over Iceland. Either “Game of Thrones” really upped its production budget for its final season, or the sun belched a barrage of charged particles into our atmosphere again. As much as any of us would like to see a real dragon breathe flames into the winter sky, buzzkill NASA blames solar activity — as usual — for the writhing, “fire-breathing”- aurora that loomed over Iceland earlier this month. Auroras like this occur when some of the sun’s many magnetic field lines twist together and burst, creating sunspots. Charged particles gush out of…

Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR

Genome editing has been used to destroy a virus that lurks inside many of the bananas grown in Africa. Other teams are trying to use it to make the Cavendish bananas sold in supermarkets worldwide resistant to a disease that threatens to make it impossible to grow this variety commercially in future. The banana streak virus can not only be spread from plant to plant by insects like most plant viruses. It also integrates its DNA into the banana’s genome. In places like west Africa, where bananas are a staple food, most bananas have now the virus lurking inside them.…

Scientists discover hidden blood networks that cross through bone

For years, physiologists looking closely at bones noticed something puzzling. It was a microscopic prison break, blood cells slipping unseen from the enclosed depths of the bone marrow into the general circulation. “We have the bone marrow, which produces the blood cells, and when you need them, you need them urgently. But how do they get out?” said Svetlana Komarova, who studies bone biology at McGill University in Montreal. Sure, textbooks showed entrances and exits, but they were enormous arteries and veins at the ends of bones — an impractical route if the body needs a quick burst of the…

Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code

In 1994, a mathematician at AT&T Research named Peter Shor brought instant fame to “quantum computers” when he discovered that these hypothetical devices could quickly factor large numbers — and thus break much of modern cryptography. But a fundamental problem stood in the way of actually building quantum computers: the innate frailty of their physical components. Unlike binary bits of information in ordinary computers, “qubits” consist of quantum particles that have some probability of being in each of two states, designated |0⟩ and |1⟩, at the same time. When qubits interact, their possible states become interdependent, each one’s chances of…

Researchers say they’ve developed a ‘super’ house plant that can remove air pollutants from your home

Houseplants do more than just add natural beauty to your abode. They also help clean the air. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have improved the air-cleaning properties of one common household plant, the pothos ivy (epipremnum aureum). The team genetically modified pothos ivy to not only remove carcinogens such as chloroform and benzene from the air, but to synthesize a protein, called 2E1, that transforms these harmful compounds into molecules the plants use for their own growth. The researchers chose pothos ivy as the plant for modification because it grows well indoors in a variety of conditions. They detail…

Bacteria Found in Ancient Irish Soil Halts Growth of Superbugs

Researchers analysing soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, including MRSA. Antibiotic resistant superbugs could kill up to 1.3 million people in Europe by 2050, according to recent research. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes the problem as “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today”. The new strain of bacteria was discovered by a team based in Swansea University Medical School, made up of researchers from…

GMO insects could soon convert into the world’s deadliest weapons

Genetic engineering (GE) is being used in myriad ways these days, despite the fact we know very little about the long-term ramifications of such meddling in the natural order. For example, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, is now planning to use insects to deliver GE viruses to crops, with the aim of altering the plant’s genetic traits in the field. The $27 million DARPA project, called “Insect Allies,” is basically trying to take advantage of insects’ natural ability to spread crop diseases, but instead of carrying disease-causing genes, they would…

‘Real Alchemy’: Chinese Scientists Discover a Way to Turn Copper Into ‘Gold’

Alchemists have been struggling for ages to create the legendary philosopher’s stone capable of, among other things, turning base metals into precious ones, and specifically – into gold. Modern day Chinese scientists seem to have finally come close to performing such a transformation. A group of Chinese scientists from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics has published research in the journal Science Advances, which describes how they managed to turn regular copper into a material “almost identical” to gold and silver. The metal, which the scientists obtained as a result of result of their experiment was capable of serving as a catalyst for a reaction producing alcohol from coal — something only precious metals such…

DNA Twisted Into a Never-Before-Seen Shape in a Living Cell

The double helix of the DNA molecule, shaped like a twisted ladder, graces the cover of DIY genetics tests and high school biology textbooks worldwide. First identified in 1953, the has taken on a symbolism that lives on outside of the world of genetics. But the truth is, it’s just one of few shapes that DNA can take. This year, scientists confirmed the existence of another one that for years had proved mysterious and elusive. For decades, scientists have proposed the “human telomeric i-motif,” a shape that looks distinctly different from the twisted ladder we’re used to. But until the…

MIT researchers invented a method of shrinking objects to the nanoscale…

MIT researchers invented a method of shrinking objects to the nanoscale. The team can generate structures one-thousandth the volume of the original using a variety of materials, including metals, quantum dots, and DNA. Existing techniques—like etching patterns onto a surface with light—work for 2D nanostructures, but not 3D. And while it’s possible to make 3D nanostructures, the process is slow, challenging, and restrictive. So MIT professor Edward Boyden came up with a solution: By reversing a process for imaging brain tissue, he was able to pare down a relatively large object into something one-thousandth its original size—a process called “implosion…

When humans have vanished from the planet, one of the most enduring marks of our impact on Earth will be the sudden appearance in the fossil record of copious chicken bones

When humans have vanished from the planet, one of the most enduring marks of our impact on Earth will be the sudden appearance in the fossil record of copious chicken bones. Geologists have proposed that the age of humans constitutes a new epoch in Earth’s history, known as the Anthropocene. The explosion in chicken farming and the rapid changes in the form of chickens due to selective breeding make them an ideal sign of our time. “We think they are a really important symbol and potential future fossil of this age, and man’s impact on the planet,” says Carys Bennett…

Industrial plants produce SNOW in Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Nebraska and Minnesota in rare weather phenomenon

Industrial power plants produced snow in Indiana, Kansas and the Cleveland metro area Tuesday as a blast of cold air engulfed the Midwest. Heat and steam from industries near downtown Cleveland enhanced a localized snowband, which satellite and radar imagery showed extending southeastward, steered by northwesterly winds. #Weather #Nerd Moment! Seeing a very localized enhancement of a band of #snow from industries near downtown #Cleveland. The heat and steam from near downtown #CLE is causing localized snow southeastward towards Summit County. Seen from satellite and radar. #OHwx #PAwx #NWS #CLEwx pic.twitter.com/C1Ojwienqq — NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) December 4, 2018 Dubbed the…

SCANDAL: The Scientist Who Created Genetically Modified Babies Has Gone MISSING

On November 25, young Chinese researcher He Jiankui became the center of a global firestorm when it was discovered that he had allegedly made the first CRISPR-edited (genetically modified human) babies; twin girls named Lulu and Nana. Since the story broke, many have balked at the ethics of such an experiment and He has gone missing. Antonio Regalado broke the story for MIT Technology Review, and He himself originally seemed unafraid. In fact, He described the experiment in person at an international gene-editing summit in Hong Kong.  The experiment was done, according to He, to help make humans resistant to the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) for their entire lives by…

Harvard University will begin gene-editing sperm

In the wild uproar around an experiment in China that claimed to have created twin girls whose genes were altered to protect them from HIV, there’s something worth knowing—research to improve the next generation of humans is happening in the US, too. In fact, it’s about to happen at Harvard University. At the school’s Stem Cell Institute, IVF doctor and scientist Werner Neuhausser says he plans to begin using CRISPR, the gene-editing tool, to change the DNA code inside sperm cells. The objective: to show whether it is possible to create IVF babies with a greatly reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. To be clear,…

Scientists created a clock so accurate that it measures space-time, and possibly dark matter

To mark the passage of time, you could track the height of the sun in the sky or the passing of the seasons. Or, you could measure the vibrations of an atom. That’s what scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland have done, creating two clocks that each trap 1,000 atoms of the element ytterbium in grids of lasers. These lasers are able to measure the atoms’ vibrations with near-perfect accuracy (there’s roughly one billionth of a billionth chance of error.) The scientists have measured time in atom vibrations not simply to show off, but…

Chinese Scientist Claims To Have Created World’s First Genetically Modified Baby

A Chinese scientist is claiming to have created the world’s first genetically modified baby. This comes as many doctors and scientists warn that genetic modification of humans could pose irreversible health problems and is an ethics violation. Many mainstream scientists think gene editing humans is still too unsafe to try, and some have even denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation, according to The Associated Press. A United States scientist said he took part in the work in China, but this kind of gene editing is banned in the United States because the DNA changes can pass to future generations and it risks…

Strange Looking ‘Tesla Tower’ In Texas Aims To Transmute Electricity Wirelessly

Is it possible to transmit electricity wirelessly? Some claim yes, that this type of technology was not only utilized in ancient times, like in Egypt for example but also by 19th-century scientists and mystic Nikola Tesla. Although Tesla has become quite a popular historical figure, despite being left out of secondary and post-secondary education books, and work being seized by U.S. intelligence agencies. Furthermore, there are other explanations for a complete silencing of Tesla’s work, the monopoly J.P Morgan had the copper used to make electrical wires, for example. With all that being said, Tesla’s vision of free and wireless…

Earth is swallowing TRILLIONS of tons of water into its interior as tectonic plates collide beneath the ocean, scientists find

Staggering amounts of water are being pulled deep into Earth’s interior as a result of tectonic activity. And, scientists aren’t quite sure where it all ends up. A new study using ocean-bottom seismographs across the Mariana Trench has found that Earth’s subduction zones drag down roughly three times more water than previously estimated. According to the new calculations, the phenomenon amounts to 3 billion teragrams of water every million years, with one teragram alone equaling a billion kilograms, Live Science reports. ‘People knew that subduction zones could bring down water, but they didn’t know how much water,’ said lead author…

The Man Who Was Sentenced To 14 Years For Making ‘Anti-Gravity’ Vehicles

It’s astonishing to me how the topic of anti-gravity is still be placed in the “conspiracy theory” realm. This isn’t the stuff of conspiracy theories or “fringe” science, it’s a field full of reputable scientists and scholars, and real-world examples that have come not only from hard evidence but from extremely credible witness testimony as well.  One thing is for certain when talking about such topics: one must delve into the black budget world. Take, for example, a recent investigation conducted by a Michigan State University professor and a former secretary from the Department of Housing and Development. Together, with a team…

Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers…Urgent planting of wildflowers will attract pollinators and boost farmers’ food crops, expert to tell UN

The collapse in bee populations can be reversed if countries adopt a new farmer-friendly strategy, the architect of a new masterplan for pollinators will tell the UN biodiversity conference this week. Stefanie Christmann of the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas will present the results of a new study that shows substantial gains in income and biodiversity from devoting a quarter of cropland to flowering economic crops such as spices, oil seeds, medicinal and forage plants. The UN conference is already debating new guidelines on pollinators that will recommend reducing and gradually phasing out the use of existing…

Dead People may hear their own death being announced as they lie on the operating table…

When the heart stops the blood supply to the brain is quickly cut off – and in operating theatres this moment would be recorded as the official time of death. But studies show that the dead person’s mind and consciousness continue to work, at least for a short time – meaning the deceased can recognise their own death. Indeed there is some evidence to suggest the ‘dead person’ may even hear their own death being announced as they lie on the operating theatre table. The implications for amost all the world’s religions which dictate a transfer of the soul at…

Scientists BEGGING you to share your DNA….in the name of Privacy

A group of medical researchers have a counterintuitive proposal for shielding people’s most intimate personal data from prying eyes. Share more of it, they say. A lot more of it. In a new paper published in the journal Science on Thursday, researchers suggest that the best way to protect genetic information might be for all Americans to deposit their data in a universal, nationwide DNA database. The paper is being published by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings, a major center for the study of genetic privacy. Concerns about who can gain access…

DIY genetic engineering is about to explode: Implanting RFID chips under your skin is so 2017. Modifying your own DNA is where it’s at now, and the ethical questions are only just beginning to be asked.

In 1974, the Altair 8800 microcomputer kicked off a revolution. The kit cost $439, or around $2,000 in today’s money. Assembled, it cost about 40 percent more. For between $150 and $350 on top, depending on the version, you could add a programming language, Altair BASIC, from a newly-formed company called Micro-Soft. In 2018, you can buy a “Genetic Engineering Home Lab Kit” for around $2,000. For beginners, $159 will get you a “DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit”. It includes “everything you need to make precision genome edits in bacteria at home” for an example experiment, “allowing the bacteria…

Scientists left stunned after melting gold at room temperature

Scientists were dumbfounded after finding it is possible to melt gold at room temperature using an electron microscope. For thousands of years, famous scientists and alchemists attempted to find a way to turn common metals into gold. While this proved to be a thankless pursuit, a new discovery announced by a team from Chalmers University in Sweden has managed to find an altogether different and mysterious property of gold itself. After placing a small piece of gold in an electron microscope, researcher Ludvig de Knoop ramped up the magnification to the maximum and increased the electric field step by step…

Fox News Promotes RFID For Medical Purposes — Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Take The Chip

Fox News is pushing RFID chip implants, encouraging people that the tech is safe and good for medical by stating it’s similar to getting a tetanus shot. Recently in Sweden, thousands of people have reportedly had chips implanted. Fox highlights this news expressing that a company called Biohax has already “installed” around 4,000 chips into “customers.” The article then goes onto explain how awesome it is to have a chip in one’s hand, stating that those chipped can open secure doors, pay for tickets, and share emergency medical information. Years ago, it was seen as a “conspiracy theory” that the elite wanted to…

Biometric ID For Travel Goes Global With New CBP Tourism Partnership

Biometric identification has quietly rolled out at several U.S. airports and various locations around the world. In some cases, it has been sprung upon the general traveling public without warning, leaving some to question how optional this will be as travelers become acclimatized to the new boarding process. According to a new announcement from the World Travel & Tourism Council, it appears that the roll out is set to accelerate and begin a much louder PR push to prepare the public for a new world of integrated biometrics for every phase of travel. A new public-private partnership with U.S. Customs…

Vaccine HYPOCRISY at its best: Vaccine zealots claim unvaccinated children are a danger to their vaccinated children

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it a hundred times again: The herd theory hoax that claims vaccines don’t work unless everyone gets vaccinated. Sure. And how is that? If the vaccines work, why would all of those people inoculated still be susceptible to getting the disease? It doesn’t make sense, unless you consider the fact that most vaccines are just a “shot in the dark” – an experimental guess at certain viral strains, mixed with neurotoxins, carcinogens, allergens, other animal’s blood and cells, foreign proteins, all combined and injected into muscle tissue with chemical adjuvants in hopes of…

New dinosaur species unearthed in Argentina

A team of Spanish and Argentinian paleontologists have discovered the remains of dinosaurs that lived 110m years ago in the centre of the country, the National University of La Matanza has revealed. The remains came from three separate dinosaurs from the herbivorous group of sauropods, the best known of which are the Diplodocus and Brontosaurus. This new species has been named Lavocatisaurus agrioensis. “We found most of the cranial bones: the snout, the jaws, a lot of teeth, also the bones that define the eye sockets for example and, in that way, we were able to create an almost complete…

New antimatter gravity experiments begin at CERN

We learn it at high school: release two objects of different mass in the absence of friction forces and they fall down at the same rate in Earth’s gravity. What we haven’t learned, because it hasn’t been directly measured in experiments, is whether antimatter falls down at the same rate as ordinary matter or if it might behave differently. Two new experiments at CERN, ALPHA-g and GBAR, have now started their journey towards answering this question. ALPHA-g is very similar to the ALPHA experiment, which makes neutral antihydrogen atoms by taking antiprotons from the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and binding them with positrons from a sodium-22…

Your DNA Is Out There. Do You Want Law Enforcement Using It?

On the afternoon of Nov. 18, 1987, Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg left Saanich, B.C., their hometown, to pick up some furnace equipment in Seattle for Cook’s father. Saanich and Seattle are a little more than 100 miles apart, but the trip takes almost five hours: a ferry into the U.S. across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, another across Puget Sound, and between them a winding coastal drive through evergreen forests and fishing towns. The young couple planned to make an overnight jaunt of it. A blurry photo snapped at the time shows them beside the bronze Ford…

Lunatic climate alarmists now say the entire system of free market enterprise must be dismantled to save the planet

The Cult of Climate Change is finally coming out of the closet in conveying its true agenda for the world. As relayed by The Daily Signal, the only way to stop global warming, according to the world’s “top scientists,” is to completely dismantle all forms of capitalism and free enterprise. This is the conclusion reached by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which recently announced that the only system of government that offers humanity both dignity and the opportunity to flourish and prosper must be abolished in order to protect the polar bears, stop the oceans from…

Scientists Create Artificial Wood That Is Water and Fire Resistant

A new lightweight substance is as strong as wood yet lacks its standard vulnerabilities to fire and water. To create the synthetic wood, scientists took a solution of polymer resin and added a pinch of chitosan, a sugar polymer derived from the shells of shrimp and crabs. They freeze-dried the solution, yielding a structure filled with tiny pores and channels supported by the chitosan. Then they heated the resin to temperatures as high as 200 degrees Celsius to cure it, forging strong chemical bonds. The resulting material, described in August in Science Advances, is as crush-resistant as wood, says author…

Vast cosmic explosions could be flinging gold and platinum across the universe, Nasa scientists reveal

Vast explosions, throwing out gold, platinum and many of the world’s most precious elements, could be happening throughout the universe. Nasa scientists have spotted what they think are immense explosions caused by neutron stars colliding into each other in distant space. When that catastrophic event happened, it sent an intense jet of of high-energy particles through space that made their way past the scientists who spotted them using Nasa’s array of space telescopes. Looking at the data from those telescopes could shed more light on some of the most spectacular and intense collisions found in space. And it could suggest that significant…

SHARE THIS: Terrafroming Earth for the OLD ONES

It appears other channels have finally come around to understand what it is Ive been warning of for years now. They are bringing back the great “old ones” the builders of the pyramids, the same “old ones” that caused the need for the first “great flood” Look up and understand the plan is bigger than all of us, and yet will effect every one of us. eternally.

Study Reveals ‘Intentionally Treated Water’ Might Change The Growth Rate Of Plants

Human intention experiments have been taking place for decades. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of peer-reviewed publications that have examined the mind-matter connection with some very interesting results. These results lead to interpretations that are usually ignored in the mainstream, simply because they challenge the mind to entertain and accept completely new facts about the true nature of reality that would completely revolutionize our worldview in several different ways. I recently published an article about how quantum theory and parapsychology are showing us how mind/matter interaction is indeed real, and that the scientific study of human consciousness is an…

First mammal with two mothers is born as gene-editing breakthrough creates mouse with no father

Never has a major scientific breakthrough carried such sinister implications for mankind – specifically, for men. “Sorry, chaps, you’re obsolete”: that may as well have been the headline of an announcement that gripped the research community on Thursday, as the birth was revealed of the world’s first mammal born to two mothers. A team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences stunned geneticists by revealing they had effectively rewritten the rules of reproduction, and in the process discovered exactly why some animals, including humans, need to have sex. The breakthrough came in the form of 29 mice successfully born to same-sex…

Russian Scientists Discover Bacteria That Neutralizes Nuclear Waste

The unique bacteria, discovered in a nuclear waste storage site in Siberia, shows promise as a tool for the creation of a natural barrier to the spread of radionuclides. Researchers from the Moscow-based Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Federal Research Center for Biotechnology have been able to isolate microorganisms which can be used to safeguard the surrounding environment from liquid radioactive waste. Scientists made the discovery while conducting microbiological studies of the groundwater at the Seversky deep radiation burial site in Seversk, Tomsk region, Siberia, where liquid radioactive waste from the Siberian Chemical Combine, which supplies and reprocesses low enriched uranium for nuclear fuel, is stored.…