For the first time, scientists have created embryos that are part human and part monkey

Scientists have created embryos for the first time that are part human and part monkey, according to a new study released in the journal Cell on Thursday. 

The team of scientists who collaborated on the study stated the embryos were created as research for new ways to produce organs for organ transplants. However, the research has been controversial within the science community, with some bioethicists debating the ethics behind the creation.

“My first question is: Why?” Kirstin Matthews, a fellow for science and technology at Rice University’s Baker Institute, told NPR. “I think the public is going to be concerned, and I am as well, that we’re just kind of pushing forward with science without having a proper conversation about what we should or should not do.”

The ethical concerns vary. One is that the research could go further and result in someone trying to create a fetus, in

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Five Science Fiction Movies to Stream Now

Filmmaking had barely been invented and already it was venturing into science fiction: One of the most famous early movies is Georges Méliès’s “A Trip to the Moon,” from 1902.

Almost 120 years later and the genre is ubiquitous, probing the relationship between time and space, exploring worlds past, future and alternate, and boldly investigating what it means to be human, robotic or alien — or a combination of all three.

At its best, science fiction asks big questions. At its most fun, it prompts even more: Will any writer ever figure out time-loop paradoxes? Why don’t they have self-guided weapons that never miss in the future? Has “Avatar 2” gone through a one-way wormhole to nowhere?

The complicated relationship between a male human and a female android — or at least an android endowed with female physical attributes and a mellifluous voice — has become a favored subject in

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Kristin Clark chosen to lead West Hills Community College

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Kristin Clark was appointed April 20, 2021 as the new chancellor of West Hills Community College District.

West Hills Community College District appointed its third chancellor in history Tuesday, approving Kristin Clark, the current president of the Lemoore campus.

The board of trustees approved Clark’s appointment at its monthly meeting, and she will assume duties on July 1, said West Hills spokesperson Amber Myrick in a news release.

Clark replaces Stuart Van Horn, who is retiring after serving four years as chancellor. Clark was appointed as president of West Hills College Lemoore in 2016.

Board President Mark McKean said trustees were excited about the choice.

“We look forward to her student-centered focus and enthusiasm that will bring success to all of us as we prepare to return to more traditional education,” he said.

The search for Van Horn’s replacement began in fall 2020. West Hills has campuses in Lemoore,

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