Oxitec CEO: This is the worst-case scenario for unleashing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild
Over the years, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has produced some impressive innovations, from unmanned sub-chasing ships to self-healing paint for armored vehicles. Now, it's turned its attention towards producing new electrical materials, by loo
Neuroscientists have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body's rapid response in stressful situations. These findings provide evidence for the neural basis of a mind-bo
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Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections.
Findings add support for brain plasticity, says study
HISTORY WILL NOTE that the guy who discovered liquid water on Mars was an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, a 20-year-old who played guitar in a death-metal band and worked in a planetary science lab.
BEES SHOW OFF THEIR PERSONALITIES WITH THEIR WILLINGNESS TO EXPLORE
Learning about the genetic markers stored in your DNA can be an illuminating experience, even a life-altering one.
Antibiotic made by nose microbes kills MRSA, say researchers, amid hopes that more weapons in the fight against drug resistance might be found in the body
Researchers discover band gaps in spider silk
There may be a way to trap bed bugs using their own pheromones
"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated
Chances are good that you don't give cilia much thought on a daily basis, but the tiny hairs play a key role in our bodies, doing everything from clearing out unwelcome particles from our airways to helping us reproduce.
A team of scientists including Harvard University geneticist George Church and Jef D. Boeke, the founding director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at New York University's Langone Medical Center, have announced a 10-year plan to create a synt
Two Israeli companies say they used a specialized 3-D printer to create an environment in which stem cells could grow into a specific tissue.
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said.
At Harvard Medical School in Boston, 150 hand-picked scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs gathered last week - in private - to discuss how to create a genome, potentially even a human one, from scratch in a lab.
A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.
The first major debate over genetically modified organisms, in the late 1980s, was not over tomatoes, salmon, or corn, but instead a type of bacteria that can raise the freezing point of water.
CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever.
Biologists at Indiana University believe we may have only discovered a mere thousandth of a percent of the species on our planet.
All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.
Prematurely born lambs kept alive in artificial external placenta - human babies could be next
If this is in fact a prion, it would be the first ever found in a plant
When it comes to relationships, there's no perfect formula to tell if that certain someone is Mr. or Ms. Right, until now.
They may be responsible for creating clouds and rain
For something that happens as regularly as falling asleep, neuroscientists know remarkably little about how it works. One minute you're awake and the next minute you're flying through the city fighting a giant lizard that vaguely resembles your m
Call it an "ego", a "self" or just an "I" - it's the idea that our thoughts and feelings are our own, and no one else has access to them in the same way.
Animals that regrow body parts like zebrafish and newts certainly function very differently to the way humans do, but we might one day be able to borrow some of these traits.