Awesome @radiolab episode on CRISPR and Cas9 DNA editing!! #science

Check out this podcast episode from Radiolab focusing on CRISPR and its potential applications.

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Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA. Scientists say they’ll someday be able to use CRISPR to fight cancer and maybe even bring animals back from the dead. Or, pretty much do whatever you want. Jad and Robert delve into how CRISPR does what it does, and consider whether we should be worried about a future full of flying pigs, or the simple fact that scientists have now used CRISPR to tweak the genes of human embryos.

Full video of @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing attempt – with explosion!! #SoClose!!!

Amazing video of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attempting to land on the drone ship Just Read the Instructions. The rocket essentially lands on the ship correctly, but is off enough to tip over, resulting in a terrific ) explosion. Not bad for a second try!! See the close landing and explosion from the first attempt here. I bet the third time is a charm!!

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First images of @SpaceX rocket landing attempt on drone ship from today’s Falcon launch!!

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@NASA and @SpaceX launch and rocket landing attempt today!!! #Science

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Calling all young explorers, researchers, SCIENTISTS, and builders of the world! #Science #GSF2015

What will you try? Announcing the Google Science Fair 2015!

For more details about prizes, the judges, and how to enter, visit www.googlesciencefair.com.

Don’t forget the @NASA and @SpaceX DSCOVR launch today! No rocket landing attempt due to extreme weather :(

The launch is scheduled for 6:03 pm EST, and weather is at a 90% go for launch. It’s a bummer that SpaceX will forego the 1st stage rocket landing attempt, and instead use a soft landing. Apparently today is the day for posts about rocket launches and space.

Tonight: @NASA DSCOVR launch and @SpaceX Falcon 9 barge landing attempt take 2!!

Check NASA TV today at 5pm EST for the potential launch of DSCOVR and landing attempt of the Falcon9 rocket by SpaceX. This is the second launch attempt after Sunday’s attempt was scrubbed.

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What is something that doesn’t exist that would make you a better scientist? AAAS wants to know what you want in your scientist toolbox!!

Do you have an idea for a nonexistent invention that you would use for science? OR that would make you a more effective scientist? Share your idea in this NextGen VOICES survey from AAAS.

Name and describe a currently nonexistent invention that would make you a more effective scientist.

Your invention can be realistic, futuristic, or comical, and it can aid you in any aspect of your scientific process or career.

To submit, go to http://scim.ag/NG_14

Deadline for submissions is 13 February. A selection of the best responses will be published in the 3 April 2015 issue of Science. Submissions should be 100 words or less. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.