The real winner of Fat Bear Week
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The real winner of Fat Bear Week

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park held its annual playoff-like competition, voted on by the public, for the fattest of the fat bears between …

The real winner of Fat Bear Week
animals

The real winner of Fat Bear Week

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park held its annual playoff-like competition, voted on by the public, for the fattest of the fat bears between …

The real winner of Fat Bear Week
animals

The real winner of Fat Bear Week

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park held its annual playoff-like competition, voted on by the public, for the fattest of the fat bears between …

The real winner of Fat Bear Week
animals

The real winner of Fat Bear Week

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park held its annual playoff-like competition, voted on by the public, for the fattest of the fat bears between …

Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna shares her perspective on COVID-19 and CRISPR
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Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna shares her perspective on COVID-19 and CRISPR

CRISPR co-discoverer Jennifer Doudna was named a Nobel laureate in Chemistry today, sharing the honour with Emmanuelle Charpentier . We had the opportunity to speak to Doudna recently at our TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 event, and she shared her thoughts on CRISPR, and how it can be used to test and …

The real winner of Fat Bear Week
animals

The real winner of Fat Bear Week

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park held its annual playoff-like competition, voted on by the public, for the fattest of the fat bears between …

CRISPR gene editing pioneers win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
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CRISPR gene editing pioneers win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CRISPR gene editing promises to revolutionize medical science, and two of its pioneers are getting a prestigious award for their efforts. Emmanuelle Charpentier (shown at left) and Jennifer Doudna (right) have received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemist… Continue Reading…

Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna shares her perspective on COVID-19 and CRISPR
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Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna shares her perspective on COVID-19 and CRISPR

CRISPR co-discoverer Jennifer Doudna was named a Nobel laureate in Chemistry today, sharing the honour with Emmanuelle Charpentier . We had the opportunity to speak to Doudna recently at our TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 event, and she shared her thoughts on CRISPR, and how it can be used to test and …

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna win Nobel chemistry prize for CRISPR research
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Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna win Nobel chemistry prize for CRISPR research

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on CRISPR, a method for editing genes. They discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and micro-organisms with extremely high precision.Before …

Microscopic photos show the hidden beauty of an invisible world
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Microscopic photos show the hidden beauty of an invisible world

We know that wildlife photos of large mammals and wide open vistas can be breathtaking, but you know what doesn’t get enough of a look in? Close-up shots. As in microscopic, invisible-to-the-naked-eye kind of shots. Enter the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, which celebrates images taken using microscopes and has …