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cancerSecret of cancer immunity in Elephants are multiple cancer protection genes

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Bigger creatures should have more cancer risk. However, Elephants do not have high rates of cancer. They have some kind of protection. * elephants have 20 extra duplicates of p53, a tumor suppressor gene. * they also duplicate copies of …

climate changeNo methane in cow farts would be a big step to less climate change

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J.P. Brouwer, along with his father and two brothers at Sunalta Farms in central Alberta, runs the first commercial dairy farm contributing data to the Genome Canada project. One part of the project aims to increase feed efficiency—growing cows as …

brain40 new intelligence related genes found bringing total to 52 which explain 4.8% of intelligence variation

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By sifting through the genetics of nearly 80,000 people, researchers have uncovered 40 genes that may make certain people smarter. That brings the total number of suspected “intelligence genes” to 52. , The genetic variants identified account for about 5 …

agingProposals for new stellerator fusion designs and projects in the 2020s

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Although there is as yet no clear path to a practical steady-state fusion system, stellarator research greatly improves the chances for success. Advances in stellarator physics and engineering in the years since the large stellarators LHD and W7-X were designed …

cancerUkraine has rebuilt 250,000 person army but Russia will hold escalation advantage for years

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Russia and Ukraine are the two countries with the largest land armies in Europe. They have been locked in a conflict for three year and have repeatedly come close to escalating to all-out war. On Dec. 1, Ukraine announced it …

educationChina, India and Megacities have significant global influence in 2030-2050

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The US has dominated military spending and still spends three times more than second place China in 2015. New projections have China defense spending in 2030 at about 66-75% of the projected US spending level. India could near 30% of …

crisprNickel-78 is a ‘doubly magic’ isotope which means it would be far more stable if synthesized

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For nuclear physicists, ‘doubly magic’ describes atomic nuclei that have greater stability than their neighbors thanks to having shells that are full occupied by both protons and neutrons. Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently …

cognitive enhancementArtificial Intelligence beats human expert in air combat simulator which foreshadows Skynet and drones beating human pilots

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Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by subject-matter expert and retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee – who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manager …

chinaPassive Wi-Fi at 10,000 times lower power

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The upside of Wi-Fi is that it’s everywhere – invisibly connecting laptops to printers, allowing smartphones to make calls or stream movies without cell service, and letting online gamers battle it out. With Passive Wi-Fi, we can envision a true …

antiagingChina is funding research into genetic modification of animals as a national priority and is setting up large animal cloning factories

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Chinese Geneticist Lei Qu wants to increase goatherd incomes by boosting how much meat and wool each animal produces. Once the goat team began to deploy CRISPR, their progress was rapid. Nature Scientific Reports – Generation of gene-modified goats targeting …