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‘Softer’ form of CRISPR may edit genes more accurately

Gene editing with CRISPR can cause off-target mutations, but this seems to happen less often with an enzyme that cuts…

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Dinosaurs’ ability to survive icy cold helped them dominate the planet

Being already adapted to polar climes could have enabled dinosaurs to survive cold winters in the end-Triassic extinction event when…

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Quantum computer cools itself down by performing calculations

As they warm up, quantum computers can slow down or stop working altogether. A new kind made with specially engineered…

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There’s a shortage of monkeypox vaccine. Could one dose instead of two suffice?

As the monkeypox outbreak grows, the preferred vaccine to combat it is in short supply—a problem that’s only getting worse…

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Did fuzzy coats help dinosaurs survive one of Earth’s worst extinctions?

Dinosaurs lived in an endless summer, surrounded by steaming jungles and lush swamps—at least if movies such as Fantasia and…

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Mosquitos sniff out hosts infected with certain viruses, researchers find

Smell can be a powerful motivator. The fragrance of freshly baked cookies may compel a person to come to the…

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Reclassification of Earth’s minerals reveals 4000 more than we thought

Some scientists suggest minerals should be reorganised by the methods that make them, which would increase the known number of…

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Molecular computer uses 10,000 times less energy than a normal one

A chip-sized biocomputer uses molecules moving through a network of channels to solve problems. It uses much less energy per…

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40 per cent of people could live outside ‘human climate niche’ by 2100

As many as 4 billion people could be living outside the optimal climate for humans by the end of the…

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Mysterious staggering disease in cats down to previously unknown virus

A previously unknown rustrela virus might be the cause of a staggering disease that affects cats in some parts of…

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