With the rapid advancement of science and technology, it might be useful to stop and ask ourselves whether some breakthroughs should be made at all. Putting the serious ethical issues aside for a bit, Cracked.com asked its readers to consider that question using their Photoshop skills.

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An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

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