The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
Zymomonas mobilis bacterium might be tricky to say, but this bioethanol-producing microbe could become a household name if Indiana University (IU) biologists have their way.
Wearable cameras are perfect for capturing life's most radical moments, so it was inevitable that we would eventually strap one to a raptor's head to witness the thrill of airborne hunting.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a bastion for scientific discovery. Astronauts aboard the ISS generally perform upwards of 200 experiments in their six month stays.
Zebras' thick, black stripes may have evolved to help them stay cool in the midday African heat, a new study has found.
In Guatemala's 36-year conflict, 200,000 civilians were killed -- and more than 40,000 were never identified.
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Seattle's public transit system has had a ruff go of things lately, and that has riders smiling.
Researchers working at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering claim to have produced a laboratory first by having grown human muscle tissue that contracts and reacts to stimuli.
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Space-mapping brain neurons do not "light up" in scans, when exposed to the virtual reality (VR) at work in kids' video games, the way they do in the "real world."
Nature is a beautiful thing--it needs no augmentation. But there's a distinction between need and want, and after you watch the video below, you're going to wish every forest came with its own built-in projection mapping rig.
It's like having an "imaginary meal", the researchers say.
Creativity is very messy.
A GEOCHEMIST RE-EXAMINES THE DEEP CARBON CYCLE.
According to one recent study, there's at least 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean. That's more than 250 tons. So what to do with mountains of plastic waste with nowhere to go? Katharina Unger thinks we should eat it.
Graham Hancock on Psychedelics: This TED Talk was banned, it's the greatest one I have heard...
Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first--by our free will--to remove itself from the process of natural selection, therefore stunting evolution.
Cemetery with one MILLION mummies unearthed in Egypt: 1,500-year-old desert necropolis is the largest ever found.
WHEN YOU HAVE 26 CHILDREN, YOUR DNA WILL PROBABLY STILL BE WALKING AROUND 200 YEARS LATER.
Men who enjoy spicy food have higher testosterone levels.
The American military does a lot of work in the field of biomimicry, stealing designs from nature for use in new technology.
Who knew engineering could be so gorgeous?
Life is pretty interesting, and at the microscopic scale, it can also be beautiful, strange, intriguing, frightening and gross.
The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists.
A new genetic therapy that helped blind mice and dogs respond to light stimulus could restore sight to people who suffer from diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa (a gradual loss of vision from periphery inwards).
It turns out we have a lot left to learn about stem cells.
Billionaire Paul Allen Donates $100 Million To Fund A 'Manhattan Project' For Human Disease
In certain cases, anti-viral and/or antibiotic medications may be useful to treat these conditions, but what happens in a long term survival situation when supplies of manufactured drugs run out?