A private tool for journalists shows all the news trending on Facebook

Facebook's Trending Topics box, which tracks what's hot in the news at any given moment, has itself been in the media a lot recently. A report in May alleged that Facebook contractors working on Trending Topics were suppressing conservative news and last month, the social network got rid of the human editors who wrote…

Thanks to tech billionaire Sean Parker, we're about to edit human genes with CRISPR

On Tuesday, a federal biosafety and ethics panel gave the go-ahead for the first ever clinical trial using the game-changing gene-editing technology Crispr-Cas9. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania want to use the technique to genetically alter patients' immune cells to attack three different kinds of cancer.…