DJI’s Mini 2 drone adds pro-grade features and a $50 price hike

When folded up, DJI’s Mini 2 has a similar footprint to a flagship smartphone. (DJI /) Last year, DJI announced the $399 Mavic Mini drone. It offered impressive specs considering its relatively affordable price tag. This year, the DJI Mini 2 boasts some relevant upgrades, despite raising the price to just $449. Importantly, the Mini […]

A blue-green glow adds to platypuses’ long list of bizarre features

Between the electricity-sensing bill, venomous heel spurs and egg laying, the platypus was already one of the strangest mammals alive today (SN: 5/8/08). Now, researchers have found that this Australian oddity has another unexpected feature: It fluoresces under ultraviolet light. Platypuses’ dense, waterproof fur absorbs ultraviolet light and emits a blue-green glow, mammologist Paula Spaeth […]

Gene-Editing Unintentionally Adds Bovine DNA, Goat DNA, and Bacterial DNA, Mouse Researchers Find – Independent Science News

An animal research facility

by Jonathan Latham, PhD The gene-editing of DNA inside living cells is considered by many to be the preeminent technological breakthrough of the new millennium. Researchers in medicine and agriculture have rapidly adopted it as a technique for discovering cell and organism functions. But its commercial prospects are much more complicated. Gene-editing has many potential […]