A Garbage Patch The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered In The Pacific Ocean

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Scientists have found another patch of plastics, human trash, and chemical sludge deep within in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean. Much like the more northerly “Great Pacific garbage patch” found between Hawaii and mainland US, it’s definitely not good news. The new patch was recently confirmed by a project led…

Deadly Heart Disease Gene Removed From Human Embryos In Revolutionary Study

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Last week, reports surfaced claiming that the first American attempt to make genetically modified, viable human embryos was a success. At the time, details were sparse: CRISPR, the ground-breaking gene-editing technique was employed, and the embryos were terminated after a few days. The most tantalizing missing detail revolved around the type of editing that…

Millions Set To Keep Healthcare After All As Vote To Repeal ACA Fails

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Forget politics. Independent analyses of both the House version and the Senate version of the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – better known as Obamacare – would have been a disaster for America. Anything that takes away health care from 22 million Americans, many of which are the poorest, sickest, oldest,…

Town Gathers To Bid Farewell To Military Dog With Terminal Cancer

By: Dina Fantegrossi/I Heart Dogs  Earlier this week we brought you the heroic and heartbreaking tale of Marine Corps veteran, Corporal Jeff DeYoung and his beloved service dog and partner in war, K9 Cena. The former combat engineer vowed to give his faithful friend a hero’s farewell after Cena was diagnosed with bone cancer earlier this month. On Wednesday,…

A Team Of Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity — And It Could Be The Solution To World Hunger

By: Tom Ward/Futurism THE ELECTRIC BIOREACTOR FARM Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a system powered by renewable energy. The entire process requires only electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. The synthetic food was created as part of the Food From Electricity project, which is…

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

By: Sofia Adamson/Waking Times  Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to personal health and that it directly contributes to myriad societal problems including violence and drunk driving. We also know that the alcohol industry is exceptionally lucrative while at the same time…

A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Is Headed For Human Trials In 2018

By: Chelsea Gohd/Futurism TYPE 1 DIABETES By the year 2050, it’s anticipated that in the U.S. alone, 5 million people will be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This autoimmune disease, which affects children and adults,  is currently unable to be prevented or cured. In order to manage T1D, people with the condition must constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and manage…

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