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Scientists Try Specific Gene Editing Inside Person For First Time

Human DNA

In an exciting experiment, US scientists are trying for the first time to edit the DNA of a person to eliminate a disease.  Billions of genetically modified cells into  44-year-old Brian Madeux in an attempt correct a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome,  a disease involving the lack of a gene that makes …

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Space Advocates Debate Moon vs Mars vs Asteroids as Mankind’s Future Destinations

Should humans devote most of our resources to the development of a colony on the Moon, Mars or towards the utilization of Asteroid resources?  Space advocates debated which location in space should be our primary focus at this week’s “New Space Age” conference at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Geekwire.com reported on the …

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The Next 100 Years of Engineering

Science and Engineering Stories

This article offers an interesting perspective from an Electrical engineering grad student at Stanford University: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-the-next-100-years-of-engineering-may-look-like_us_59f117fae4b09812b938c689 I think the author definitely should have put more time and emphasis on the importance of nanotechnology (very briefly mentioned).  I also note that he fully excluded the many engineering challenges that will undoubtedly …

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Finding Life in Warm Oceans Under Frozen Moons and Planets

Extraterrestrial Life May Be Hiding in Subsurface Oceans

There has been a recent flurry of articles postulating the existence of life in warm oceans that exist under the the frozen exteriors of moons in our Solar System and possible worlds and moons of far away star systems. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/why-haven-t-we-had-alien-contact-blame-icy-ocean-worlds  http://www.newsweek.com/alien-atlantis-extraterrestrial-life-may-be-hiding-subsurface-oceans-distant-692580 https://www.space.com/38577-fermi-paradox-alien-life-buried-oceans.html https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-classification-system-water-based-life-180965341/ https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/fermi-s-paradox-finished-perhaps-et-is-abundant-and-we-just-can-t-see-it It is exciting to think about …

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz And the Pakistani Fraudsters

Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida

The ongoing embarrassment to the 23th Congressional District of Florida who is otherwise known as U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz has once again made national news with her underhanded dealings. The National Review wrote an in-depth article on Schultz and some Pakistani contractors. The primary contractor, Imran Awan, was arrested …

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A Few First Thoughts About a Trump Presidency

Trump Victory 2016

There are a few things that immediately come to mind about what we can expect to see from President Trump. First and foremost is the Supreme Court. Kudos to the Senate Republican majority leader Mitch McConnnel for holding off the nominee of President Obama for replacement of Justice Scalia. We …

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Voting For A Blowhard Or A Crook

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson recently wrote that Republican leaders should put country before party and not support Donald Trump. I wonder where he gets such audacity. He is about as far left as political commentators go and is clearly going to vote for Hillary Clinton. How does one say …

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