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'Fortnite's' New Year's Eve surprise confused so many players that the cofounder of Epic Games weighed in with a crack about time zones

“Fortnite”/Epic games&quotFortnite”/Epic games “Fortnite” is the world’s most popular game, with 80 million players spread across the globe. “Fortnite” will feature a ball drop and fireworks at the top of every hour as the New Year reaches all 24 time zones. However, as the celebration began on New Year’s Eve in some time zones, players […]

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US crack down on candy and fruit flavored e-cigs like Juul to prevent children from getting addicted

Reuters/Lucas JacksonA sales clerk exhales vapor while smoking with a vaporizer during a wait for customers at the e-cigarette shop Henley Vaporium in New York. The FDA will announce plans to ban candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes from certain stores to try to stop young people from getting addicted. The flavors will be banned from convenience […]

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CRISPR gene editing creates cocaine-proof mice, aims to crack addiction puzzle

Gene editing has already given us malaria-resistant mosquitoes and heat-resistant cows. Now, researchers from the University of Chicago may have topped both of those feats with their latest creation: Cocaine-resistant mice. Using the CRISPR-based gene-editing platform to modify the DNA of skin cells, researchers Xiaoyang Wu and Ming Xu have been able not only to […]