CRISPR DNA editing may cause serious genetic...
CRISPR-Cas9, the gene editing tool that is currently the darling of biotech and many other fields, may not be quite as...
How Is a Runner Like a Bouncing Ball?
You can make a physics model that teaches you tons about running.
How New York City Is Tackling Extreme Heat in a...
Extreme heat already kills more than 100 New Yorkers yearly. That could rise to thousands a year by 2080.
What *Is* Meat, Anyway? Lab-Grown Food Sets Off a...
You don’t typically find philosophical bickering at an FDA public meeting. But then again, lab-grown meat is no...
Slime Molds Remember—But Do They Learn?
Evidence mounts that organisms without nervous systems can in some sense learn and solve problems, but researchers...
Robots Can’t Hold Stuff Very Well, But You...
A new online sim computes how and where a robot should grip objects like vases and turbine housings. You can even...
This Company Wants Your Fertility Data
Celmatix sells a genetic test for reproductive health, and it's looking to expand.
Climate Change Will Force the Poor From Their...
A new study investigates the intersection of climate change and real estate, and finds that higher elevations bring...
The Ultimate Carbon-Saving Tip? Travel by Cargo...
Container ships sometimes have a handful of passenger cabins—the peak of carbon emissions frugality.
What’s a Blazar? A Galactic Bakery for...
Astrophysicists have traced the origin of some of Earth’s cosmic rays to a blazar 4 billion light years away.
How Does NASA Test For Spacecraft Safety?...
In Denver, engineers have built an architecturally identical twin for Orion, NASA’s next launch vehicle—and...
Why Nevada’s Execution Drug Cocktail Is So...
A sedative, an opioid, and a paralytic sit at the core of legal and ethical debates over the state-sanctioned killing...
Rats! Coral Reefs Aren’t Getting the Bird...
Rat invasions ripple across an island ecosystem into places you’d never expect—including all the way into...
Facebook independent research commission...
Back in April, Facebook announced that it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent...
Facebook Opens Its Private Servers to Scientists...
Social Science One, an independent research commission, will give social scientists unprecedented access to Facebook's...
Cheap, Portable Sensors Are Democratizing...
A new generation of air-quality sensors is making it easier for citizen groups and residents to monitor the air around...
Can Your Electronic Gadgets Interfere With Your...
Electric currents have magnetic fields, so the right kind could mess with your navigation.
The Race to Get Tourists to Suborbital Space Is...
Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are quietly competing to see who will be the first to ferry tourists into space.
Why Did the Human Cross the Road? To Confuse the...
Human drivers struggle to figure out something as simple as whether someone will cross the road. Just imagine how...
A Time-Lapsed Glacier Collapse Is the Saddest...
Time-lapse footage of a calving Glacier in Greenland could help researchers anticipate catastrophic sea-level rise.