Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water. – The New York Times

Glaciers are crucial sources of water for people and crops in Central Asia. But global warming is causing glaciers there and around the world to shrink every year.

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Japan is set to be the new main source of rare earths

Japan looks to replace China as the primary source of critical metals, with enough of several elements to supply industries for hundreds of years.

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Titanic discovery was part of a secret US military mission – CNN

For years, the incredible discovery of the Titanic’s wreckage at the bottom of the ocean in 1985 was thought to have been a purely scientific effort. But Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret US military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean.

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Man using world’s first thought-controlled prosthetic

Two years after surviving a car crash but losing his arm, Junius Moore — the first recipient of DEKA Research and Development’s “LUKE Arm” — will be able to work in his restaurant and play with his 7-year-old son again.

Scientists Have Captured a Giant, ‘Mythical’ Siren Species in Florida

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Salamanders are, by their very nature, slippery creatures. Perhaps none so slippery as the mysterious ‘leopard eel’ – an amphibian spotted intermittently in the waters of Florida over the last few decades that somehow managed to elude scientific st

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Rare, Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Discovered Inside International Space Station Toilets

There's Drug-Resistant Bacteria in the Space Toilets, Guys

A rare, antibiotic-resistant bacteria was discovered inside the International Space Station toilet. Luckily, it’s no threat to humans — yet.

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Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies – The New York Times

Meanwhile, no one has verified claims from 2002 and 2009 of cloned human births. –Me

The researcher, He Jiankui, offered no evidence or data to back up his assertions. If true, some fear the feat could open the door to “designer babies.”