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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly explains how seeing planet Earth from space changed his perspective on life
NASA revealed in March that after his year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed by a full 7%. But when we recently interviewed him for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It," he said the experience changed him personally, as well.
Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:CRSP) is one of the hottest biotech names in the market today. Obviously, CRSP has momentum on its side, but can this ridiculous rally continue forward? At this juncture, CRSP stock is a pure, speculative play on its potential.
In October 2017, astronomers spotted a strange, incredibly fast-moving object hurtling through the solar system. 'Oumuamua—a Hawaiian term roughly translating to “scout” or a “messenger from afar”—is thought to measure around 800 by 100 feet and has a rare cigar-like shape. It is currently hurtling through the solar system at incredible speeds—around 16 miles per second—although it is tumbling rather than smoothly rotating.
Two people with severe vision loss due to a degenerative eye disease are able to read after embryonic stem cell treatment, researchers said Monday. The pair suffer from "wet" age-related macular degeneration, which can blur vision or cause a blind spot when abnormal blood vessels leak fluids into the eye, causing damage to a layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). For the study, a British-American research team used human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to grow RPE cells on a thin plastic scaffold.
A former Cambridge Analytica employee claims the company harvested information from 50 million Facebook users. The company, best known for its work on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign used the data to build psychological profiles so voters could be targeted with ads and stories.
Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. Black holes loom large in the popular imagination—schoolchildren ponder why the whole universe doesn’t collapse into one. Why do black holes exist?
Black holes are voracious eaters, but they don't have the nicest table manners. As they rip into a star, they tend to produce a bright flash of light that astronomers call a tidal disruption flare, the celestial equivalent of all the applesauce that fails to quite make it down a baby's throat. “This is the first time we’ve seen a jet that’s controlled by a feeding supermassive black hole,” co-author Dheeraj Pasham, an astronomer at MIT, said in a press release.
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