Reconnecting muscle pairs allows for better sensory feedback from the limb.
A new treatment helped frogs regenerate their amputated legs – taking science one step closer to helping people regrow their body parts, too
Scientists looked for ways to trigger the “build whatever normally was here” signal for cells at the site of a wound.
Altos Labs, a new biotech firm with $3 billion in funding, has announced plans to combat aging. But what does that mean for human life span, exactly?
A new study proposes mysterious axions may be found in X-rays coming from a cluster of neutron stars.
A food safety researcher explains another way to know what’s too old to eat.
A black swan event is rare but disruptive — and might be predictable.
Prosthetic arms can cost amputees $80,000. A startup called Unlimited Tomorrow is aiming to change that by making customized 3D-printed bionic arms for just $8,000.
In determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.
Scientists use tripping rats to show that LSD disrupts communication between two key brain regions.
Missing link? More like the weakest link.
A boy in Germany seems to be the first person to be cured of a rare and painful skin condition commonly called "butterfly disease."
Despite the enormous flood of recent reports, there’s no good evidence for a lab leak. At the very end of 2019, a new disease began to emerge in humans: COVID-19. Originally […]
The modern attention economy hijacks our ability to focus, but an ancient technique offers a means to get it back.
Syllipsimopodi bideni is small (about 12cm in length), has ten arms, suckers, fins, and a triangular pen of hard tissue inside its body for support.
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.
Jupiter's mysterious auroral events are caused by vibrating waves of plasma.
Scientists successfully trained people to use robotic extra thumbs, suggesting body augmentation could revolutionize future humans.
Humans are already so integrated with technology that the dream of transhumanism is a reality. Can we handle what comes next?
The common drug is called gabapentin, which is currently used to control seizures and manage nerve pain.
The only doubts are completely unreasonable. Where did the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, come from? Over the past few weeks, there’s been a tremendous push — largely among politicians but also […]
Altos Labs is an ambitious new anti-aging company with billions of dollars to back it up.
An evolutionary biologist explains why you probably won't grow a tail.