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Should Anyone Really Control Who Gets to Use CRISPR?

Last week, the US Patent and Trademarks office handed down a decision in one of the most high-profile patent cases of the century. In a one sentence ruling, an appeals board granted the rights to the powerful gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, while leaving the door open for…

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Watch an Ambush of Tigers Rip a Drone Out of the Sky and Then Eat It

A group of tigers is called an “ambush” for a reason. When these massive cats get together and decide to catch some prey, they’re simply vicious. A quadcopter learned this the hard way at a Siberian tiger enclosure in China’s Heilongjiang Province. Not only did the beasts swipe the drone out of the sky—they took a few…

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Superman's Totally Ready to Be an Evil Dictator Again in the New Injustice 2 Story Trailer

The first Injustice game—and the excellent prequel comic series that accompanied it—explored a reality in which a grief-stricken Superman cast aside his moral code to rule the world as he saw fit. It seems like the sequel will delve into that story again, but this time a defeated Superman will try to raise himself…

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Distorted Map Shows Each Country Forced Into Its Time Zone

A new map from XKCD’s Randal Monroe offers a glimpse into a bizarre alternate world where each country is forcibly squeezed into its respective time zone(s).

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A Wild New 3D Display Uses Lasers and Bubbles to Create Images You Can Walk Around

Researchers really want to make good three-dimensional displays. It is so much harder than you might think—at this point, we have lots, but most attempts are literally smoke (light projected and scattered on some medium) and mirrors (optical illusions). There aren’t many examples of voxels, 3D pixels, lined up to…

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Several Dash Buttons Are On Sale For $1- $2, But Still Include $5 Credits

Update: Several are now available for $1!

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Gorgeous Aerial Footage Makes Me Want to Spend All My Money on a Jetpack

Like flying cars, jetpacks are the kind of technology that seems perpetually on the cusp of going mainstream. Though they’re both still incredibly expensive and incredibly dangerous, it’s easy to ignore those glaring issues when footage like this makes jetpacks look like the best toy one could ever own.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda's Combat Will Let You Mess Aliens Up Just About Any Way You Want

The next Mass Effect game will let players embody a new space explorer looking for a new home for humanity. Pathfinders are going to have kick a lot of ass to do it and Andromeda’s going to give you a lot of ways—and squadmates—to do just that.

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