Scribe Therapeutics launches a platform for engineering CRISPR-based therapeutics
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Scribe Therapeutics launches a platform for engineering CRISPR-based therapeutics

A new company called Scribe Therapeutics founded by two former members of CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna’s UC Berkely genetics lab (alongside Doudna herself) launched on Tuesday, debuting a platform designed specifically to help develop and engineer new thereapeutics based on CRISPR for addressing specific diseases, with permanent treatments in patients. …

Watch World Science Festival's psychedelics panel
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Watch World Science Festival’s psychedelics panel

World Science Festival held a 90-minute panel titled Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics. It’s a great survey of where things stand in research after nearly half a century of prohibition. Emily Senay is joined by Alison Gopnik, Eduardo Kohn, Stephen Ross, and Anil Seth. — Read the rest …

Spacebit books a second trip to the Moon via NASA’s commercial lunar payload program
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Spacebit books a second trip to the Moon via NASA’s commercial lunar payload program

UK-based robotic rover startup Spacebit has booked a second payload delivery to the Moon, aboard the Nova-C lander that Intuitive Machines is planning to send in 2021 as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. Spacebit already has a berth aboard the Astrobotic Peregrine lander that’s set to …

Why Earth's ozone hole is pretty big this year
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Why Earth’s ozone hole is pretty big this year

The ozone hole grew pretty large this year — but that’s expected. Researchers from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced Tuesday that the ozone hole — a big zone of depleted ozone over the Antarctic region — reached its maximum extent for the year. It swelled to some …

Why Earth's ozone hole is pretty big this year
Climate Environment

Why Earth’s ozone hole is pretty big this year

The ozone hole grew pretty large this year — but that’s expected. Researchers from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced Tuesday that the ozone hole — a big zone of depleted ozone over the Antarctic region — reached its maximum extent for the year. It swelled to some …

State-of-the-art space toilet successfully launched into space
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State-of-the-art space toilet successfully launched into space

On Friday night, while a distracted world read about President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, a $23 million space toilet launched into space. This toilet, which astronauts and cosmonauts will test on the space station for three years, will eventually be the latrine NASA astronauts use on missions to the moon …

State-of-the-art space toilet successfully launched into space
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State-of-the-art space toilet successfully launched into space

On Friday night, while a distracted world read about President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, a $23 million space toilet launched into space. This toilet, which astronauts and cosmonauts will test on the space station for three years, will eventually be the latrine NASA astronauts use on missions to the moon …

Hubble stared at this magnificent galaxy for nine hours to capture the perfect shot
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Hubble stared at this magnificent galaxy for nine hours to capture the perfect shot

Astronomers worked hard to get this galactic glamour shot. “Looking this good isn’t easy,” wrote NASA on Friday. “30 different exposures, for a total of nine hours of observation time, together with the high resolution and clarity of Hubble, were needed to produce an image of such high level of …

State-of-the-art space toilet successfully launched into space
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State-of-the-art space toilet successfully launched into space

On Friday night, while a distracted world read about President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, a $23 million space toilet launched into space. This toilet, which astronauts and cosmonauts will test on the space station for three years, will eventually be the latrine NASA astronauts use on missions to the moon …

Hubble stared at this magnificent galaxy for nine hours to capture the perfect shot
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Hubble stared at this magnificent galaxy for nine hours to capture the perfect shot

Astronomers worked hard to get this galactic glamour shot. “Looking this good isn’t easy,” wrote NASA on Friday. “30 different exposures, for a total of nine hours of observation time, together with the high resolution and clarity of Hubble, were needed to produce an image of such high level of …