CRISPR might cause more unintended DNA damage than we thought

A new study published today in Nature Biotechnology warns that CRISPR may not be the ultra-specific gene editor we’ve believed it to be. With CRISPR-Cas9, researchers can find particular sequences in a cell’s DNA and cut them at a specified spot. The cell can then repair the DNA where it was cut and scientists have […]

Mamma Mia 2: Meryl Streep FINALLY speaks out – ‘I never thought there'd be a sequel'

The popular actress, who plays Donna, has been missing from the trailers and hasn’t played a big role in the movie’s publicity campaign. As a result, fans have been busy speculating that Donna may have died since the events of the first movie, and will show up only in spiritual or flashback form. Still, Streep […]

Reddit CEO tells user, “we are not the thought police,” then suspends that user

Enlarge / Steve Huffman, cofounder and chief executive officer of Reddit Inc., listens during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Reddit user has found himself at the end of a week-long suspension—and from the look of his account, it might have come because […]

The scandalous reason Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew divorced – is it what you thought?

Sarah Ferguson, 58, married Prince Andrew, 58, in a very romantic, highly publicised wedding in 1986. The pair had a whirlwind romance, with Andrew proposing to Sarah after just a short time dating. It seemed like a match made in heaven, with the two having been in each other’s lives for a long time. The […]

Life on Kepler-186f? Scientists discover the planet is even more like Earth than we thought

Scientists have discovered Kepler-186f is even more like Earth than previously understood, and could be habitable. The planet appears to have seasons and a climate, thanks to its stable axial tilt. Kepler-186f is an exoplanet, meaning it’s located outside our solar system, 500 light years away.  Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology used simulations […]

Porsche shatters the Nürburgring record we thought was unbreakable

Porsche There must be something in the air. On Friday, we brought you news about Romain Dumas and Volkswagen breaking records at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Just five days after Dumas’ made it to the top of the mountain, his colleagues at Porsche Motorsport—the team with which he won Le Mans in 2016—have […]

LTE wireless connections used by billions aren’t as secure as we thought

(credit: BAZ Antennen) The Long Term Evolution mobile device standard used by billions of people was designed to fix many of the security shortcomings in the predecessor standard known as Global System for Mobile communications. Mutual authentication between end users and base stations and the use of proven encryption schemes were two of the major […]

Power of thought and flick of a finger: MIT creates mind & gesture controlled robot (VIDEO)

Learning from your mistakes takes a while, even if you’re a machine. But new MIT robots can now understand their mistakes and correct them by reading the human mind and deciphering gestures. Harnessing the power of thought, an MIT laboratory has developed brand-new technology that operates on a mixture of muscle and brain signals. It […]

Blood cancer symptoms: Pregnant women thought symptoms were just due to daily life

Blood cancer, or leukaemia, symptoms can easily be misinterpreted, or put down to another condition Early warning signs might include fever, tiredness and chest pain. Leukaemia is caused by problems with cells inside bones, which as a result create blood cells that don’t work properly. Hannah Bracegirdle, 36, from Lancashire was pregnant with her third […]

Barcelona news: Liverpool thought Philippe Coutinho would stay for two big reasons

Liverpool lost Coutinho to Barcelona in January with the Brazilian moving to La Liga for a huge £142million. However, that decision looks to have backfired after the La Liga giants lost 3-0 to Roma in the Champions League last night. Coutinho watched on as Barcelona saw their European dreams dashed on a chastening night at […]