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The phrase 'screen time' is over, say scientists

Children pick up devices early, and by their teens are spending six hours a day and more on screens.

Consider what a person can do in just the time it takes to wait for a bus: text, watch a comedy skit, play a video game, buy concert tickets, take five selfies, each with a different set of cartoon ears.

How NASA plans to send humans to Venus

There are plans to cause a HAVOC on Venus.

Venus is unlikely to be a dream destination for aspiring space tourists, but parts of its atmosphere are remarkably similar to Earth.

CRISPR will save lives - and technology can't come soon enough

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The potential applications of CRISPR are enormous. It’s the closest we’ve ever come to a cure for cancer. We’ve already been able to cure HIV infection in animal models, and even in human cell cultures. Incurable genetic diseases, like Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, could soon be a thing of the past. CRISPR has already been used to cure the disease in rats. But some are not so convinced.