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Plumbers and bakers are needed to make decisions on gene editing, scientists say

People in everyday, non-scientific professions like plumbing, baking and teaching should be consulted about gene editing, a group of experts say. Much like how criminal court cases have a jury composed of normal people, global citizens’ assemblies should let laypersons have their say on the controversial technology.  Gene editing is thought to have potential to … Read more Plumbers and bakers are needed to make decisions on gene editing, scientists say

Average worker gets ‘career burnout’ at age 32 – and 59% say they do MORE hours working from home

Average worker gets ‘career burnout’ at age 32 – and 59% now say that they do MORE hours working from home amid coronavirus lockdowns, survey finds A study asked 2,000 people if they feel burnout with work and why More than half reported working more hours because their office is in their home This is … Read more Average worker gets ‘career burnout’ at age 32 – and 59% say they do MORE hours working from home

Orphaned chimpanzees are found to face lifelong setbacks, study reveals

Orphaned chimpanzees are found to face lifelong setbacks, as mothers teach foraging and social skills, study reveals Orphaned male chimps have fewer offspring and are less competitive as adults Chimps stay with mothers until they’re teens but feed themselves by age 4 or 5 Researchers think mothers continue to teach juveniles foraging and social skills  … Read more Orphaned chimpanzees are found to face lifelong setbacks, study reveals

Coronavirus: Alarming video reveals virus-laden particles created by singing

Researchers in Australia believe singing, especially in a choir, could spread coronavirus via airborne droplets.  The findings come from a slow-motion video with special LED lighting which shows how otherwise invisible particles shoot from the mouth of a singer.  During an experiment, a person was asked to sing a popular scale and some sounds, such … Read more Coronavirus: Alarming video reveals virus-laden particles created by singing

Shazam it! Apple is set to add the app to the iPhone Control Center in the upcoming iOS 14.2

Apple acquired the music discovery app Shazam in 2018, but did little to push it out to the masses – until now. The tech giant released the beta of iOS 14.2 to developers for testing, revealing Shazam will be a toggle in the Control Center. The app has been available for iOS for some time, … Read more Shazam it! Apple is set to add the app to the iPhone Control Center in the upcoming iOS 14.2

Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

Japanese convenience stores are testing out robots to stock store shelves in hopes of combating the country’s labor shortage and allowing human workers to socially distance during a pandemic. FamilyMart, Japan‘s second largest convenience store chain, has partnered with robotics company Telexistence on an android stock boy named Model-T, after Henry Ford’s famous car. Rather … Read more Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

New York City is set to develop a massive climate change research center on Governors Island

New York City is set to develop a massive four-million-square-foot research center on Governors Island that will study the impact of climate change around the city’s 520 miles of coastline. The Trust for the island released its proposal to build a living laboratory, academic institution, living quarters and public areas for visitors to engage in … Read more New York City is set to develop a massive climate change research center on Governors Island

Gene editing: Citizens’ assembly planned on ‘re-engineering’ human species 

People in everyday, non-scientific professions like plumbing and baking should be consulted about gene editing, a group of experts say. Much like how criminal court cases have a jury composed of normal people, global citizens’ assemblies should let laypersons have their say on the controversial technology.  Gene editing is thought to have potential to prevent … Read more Gene editing: Citizens’ assembly planned on ‘re-engineering’ human species 

Development: Effect of sleep on the human brain ‘suddenly changes’ in childhood, study shows 

Effect of sleep on the human brain ‘suddenly changes’ in childhood from learning and memory support to maintenance and repair, study shows  US researchers studied brain and sleep data on children aged from 0–15 They found that sleep’s function shift at around the age of two-and-a-half This is an age at which several big brain … Read more Development: Effect of sleep on the human brain ‘suddenly changes’ in childhood, study shows 

Rock rabbits sing to attract mates and snorts to keep his listeners ‘from droning off’

The rock hyrax, found across Africa and the Middle East, is one of the few mammals known to sing. The song of the small furry animal, which is closely related to the elephant, is punctuated with snorts that indicate its emotional state. Researchers say the harshness of the snort is ‘linked to both the singer’s social … Read more Rock rabbits sing to attract mates and snorts to keep his listeners ‘from droning off’