CRISPR and gene drive technology have the potential alter the biology of life on earth, and possibly control some of the most destructive human diseases.
Precisely timed series of interventions lead to the growth of complex, three-dimensional microscale structures.
Scientists are sitting on top of the world after detecting gravitational waves for the first time. Now what?
Rivalries, intrigue, and fraud in the world of stem-cell research. This "inside story" from some of the most prestigious biochemistry laboratories in the world can provide grist for any course on ethics in modern science.
This year in the midwest United States, winter has been a fickle friend. I haven’t seen the same amount of snow or ice as in recent years, but I still made sure I was prepared for it at our home by stocking up on calcium chloride to use as a de-icer on my driveway and sidewalks.
For decades, aspiring bomb makers - including ISIS - have desperately tried to get their hands on a lethal substance called red mercury. There's a reason they never have.
Even if they can overcome the physical and medical challenges of a year-long (one-way) space trip to Mars, will humans be able to bear the psychological stress?