The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently issued $8 million in follow-up funding to a team of neuroengineers developing brain-to-brain and brain-to-machine technology.
∆G = ∆H - T∆S is one of the most abstract formulas in science, but it is also one of the most important. Without it, life cannot exist.
Genetic analysis reveals that a specimen collected in 2019 is the same subspecies as one caught more than a century earlier.
Every year, scientists like George Church get better at editing the genomes of human beings. But will genome editing help or hurt us?
Most “irrecoverable carbon” is concentrated in these tiny bits of the Earth’s land mass. Can we keep it there?
Not too hot, not too cold...
The Universe has asymmetries, but that's a good thing. Imperfections are essential for the existence of stars and even life itself.
Why are the rest masses of fundamental particles related like this? When it comes to the nature of matter in the Universe, the Standard Model describes the known elementary particles perfectly […]
The scientists, not the fossil fuel industry, were right all along. Back in 1990, the world’s top climate scientists convened to put together a report on the state of Earth’s climate. […]
The spooky world of quantum mechanics might reach out and touch you — by mutating your DNA. Welcome to the weird world of quantum biology.
In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.
Standard probiotics cannot compare to the diversity that your microbes have.
In a major advance, scientists have found a new and groundbreaking way to force electrons to flow only in one direction in a superconductor.
If argumentation led to nothing, it would soon be thrown into the evolutionary dustbin.
The quadratic formula isn't just something that teachers use to torture algebra students. The Babylonians once used it to calculate taxes.
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.
Research shows that bone fragments of Jesus's (possible) brother belong to someone else.
Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury "only" reaches 800 °F at its hottest. Venus is always hotter, even at night.
The underground burial tombs were used at least as far back as 2500 B.C.
Turning off a gene called “Myc” has a surprising effect in male fruit flies: They start courting other males.
Some U.S. intelligence operatives have suggested foreign adversaries may be using "directed-energy" weapons against Americans.
We eat 50 billion chickens every year. Is there a better way?
From Amazon to the US Army, everybody wants one (or 150).
More than any other of Einstein's equations, E = mc² is the most recognizable to people. But what does it all mean?