February 27, 2016 archive

Drone flies within 30 feet of passenger jet landing at Heathrow

Multiple close-misses near London revealed in UK air safety report, plenty more in the US. from Ars Technica See Link via IFTTT

Big Health Benefits To Small Weight Loss

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The Most Popular Porn Searches in Every State

Red states and blue states might not agree on much, but they do find some common ground on one topic: Porn. Americans really like porn. And apparently, according to PornHub data, Americans really like lesbian, stepmom, and stepsister porn in particular. The porn site just revealed the most popular porn search terms by state. Lesbian …

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Shockingly, Salem’s Plan to Unleash 75 Lawn Care Goats on the City Did Not End Well

A goat, not caring for your grass; AnastasiaPash / Shutterstock Salem has shuttered its program that turned park landscaping responsibilities over to a crew of several dozen goats, after the goats ran amok, drove away park visitors, and cost the city tens of thousands of dollars. The city in Oregon first unleashed several dozen goats …

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EVs will cost the same as gas-powered cars by 2025

If the price of EVs is what’s keeping you from giving up your gas guzzler, you may not have to wait long for the prices to come down. In a study released today, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says that the cost of electric vehicles will continue to drop as the batteries that power them get …

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[Perspective] CRISPR goes retro

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[Perspective] Breaking DNA

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[In Depth] Fight over author pseudonyms could flare again

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The Porter Ranch Methane Leak Was the Worst in US History

A new report shows that the leak in California was nothing less than devastating. The post The Porter Ranch Methane Leak Was the Worst in US History appeared first on WIRED. from WIRED » WIRED See Link via IFTTT

Bacteria take ‘RNA mug shots’ of threatening viruses

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, the Stanford University School of Medicine and two other institutions have discovered that bacteria have a system that can recognize and disrupt dangerous viruses using a newly identified mechanism involving ribonucleic acid (RNA). It is similar to the CRISPR/Cas system that captures foreign DNA. The discovery might …

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