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  1. Say C U L8R To Your Screen Name: AIM Will Be Discontinued

    10.06 / 21:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoAfter 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger is officially signing off for good. The company told the few million remaining AIM users it would end the service Dec. 15.Beyond being a huge cultural fixture of the '90s, AIM played an instrumental role in the expansion of instant messaging. At its most popular, as many as 18 million users were on its servers at once.SEE MORE: AOL's Ad Technology Could Be Big Get For VerizonBut with the advent of social media, namely Facebook…
  2. Pence: The Moon, Not Mars, Is America's Next Space Destination

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoVice President Mike Pence met with the National Space Council on Thursday and announced the administration's plans to return Americans to the moon."We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond," Pence said.But a return to the moon would be a major shift for NASA. The agency hoped to get Americans to Mars by the 2030s. And while Pence billed a…
  3. No, Parenting Likely Won't Make You Miserable

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoIf you read the headlines and psychological studies on parenthood, it might seem like parents hate being parents. But a closer look at the issue shows the studies' methodologies are the problem, not parenthood.Numerous studies have found that, on average, parents report significantly lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction compared with people who aren't parents. One study found that the effect of a new baby on a person's…
  4. Trump Administration Denies Endangered Protections For 25 Species

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration wouldn't list 25 different species as endangered Wednesday, saying at this time, extra protections aren't needed.Some environmental activists, like the Center for Biological Diversity, criticized the move. The organization's endangered species director said, "You couldn't ask for a clearer sign that the Trump administration puts corporate profits ahead of protecting endangered species."The group says it's especially concerned about the…
  5. New Gene-Editing Techniques Might Not Be As Foolproof As We Thought

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoIf you follow science news, you might've heard of the high-profile studies about a tool called CRISPR. Media outlets have followed CRISPR's development closely because scientists have shown it can cut out and replace DNA that causes hereditary diseases.Some media outlets say we're "nearly ready to use CRISPR to target far more diseases" than those we've worked on in trials. But some scientists warn we still haven't shown we can do…
  6. This Study Says Video Games Might Make People Better Learners

    10.06 / 08:18 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoGamers might be better than others at learning — and these researchers have the data to prove it.Using a pattern recognition test and MRI scanner, researchers found that compared to the non-gamers studied, self-identified gamers had stronger memories and learning abilities. MRI scans of the gamers' brains even showed increased brain activity in areas relevant for learning.This research is in line with past studies. In 2010, the Department of D…