Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Arthouse films, glitter, CES, space, food and more in our internet round-up

Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space Administration’s Yutu-2 rover. While this might not seem like that big of …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Space news, gene-edited twins, tracking chickens' fitness and more from around the internet

Sherrie Silver’s Stunning Choreography for the National AIDS Trust Campaign With Erasure’s “A Little Respect,” narration from Stephen Fry and stunning choreography by Sherrie Silver (the mind behind the moves in Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video), this James Fitzgerald-directed short was created to raise awareness for the UK’s National AIDS Trust—just ahead of World AIDS Day, 1 December. Following Silver through an empty gym as …

Twin Girls Might Be The World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

Chinese researcher He Jiankui of Shenzhen, along with US scientist and bioengineering professor Michael Deem, assisted in making the world’s first gene-edited babies. While this was not announced in a journal or peer reviewed as of yet, Jiankui asserts that he used a tool during the fertilized embryo stage of recently born twin girls. His goal was to offer them the ability to resist HIV infection …