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Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century?

By David Dittman - Dec 8, 2016

Before the general public can benefit from the most revolutionary gene-editing technique of the 21st century, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has to figure out who the technology even belongs to — and who will profit.

3-D Printing

Would You Eat 3-D-Printed Meat?

By David Dittman - Dec 7, 2016

With the global population rising and the planet’s health deteriorating, scientists are innovating new ways to prevent food shortages while being environmentally conscious. Enter 3-D-printed meat.


Are We Too Stupid for True Freedom?

By David Dittman - Dec 6, 2016

It’s easy to dismiss celebrities and politicians as having hidden agendas. On the other hand, scientists that uncover cold, hard facts, deserve our respect for their endeavors. But respect is not worship.


CO2 Rocks: The “Cool” Side of Global Warming

By David Dittman - Dec 5, 2016

As politicians continue to harp on about “energy independence” — be it through traditional fossil fuels or green, renewable energy — we look at how one method could help us… without killing the planet.


Alzheimer’s Disease: Does THC Hold the Key to a Cure?

By David Dittman - Dec 2, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease subjects victims to a “living death” and their loved ones to the most agonizing form of witness. But can this chemical compound be the long-awaited end to this suffering?


Want to Save the World? Get Off Your Ass!

By David Dittman - Dec 1, 2016

Ultimately, it may not matter what amazing innovations we create in the next millennia, because unless we shape up, we won’t be around long enough to enjoy them.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence

By David Dittman - Nov 30, 2016

Artificial intelligence is a concept that’s already impacting our modern world. Some see a robot war brewing. But the real future is one of cooperation: AI plus HI.

Holiday Shopping

The Rational Shopper’s List for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By David Dittman - Nov 23, 2016

With the holidays upon us, we steer you toward innovative products that aren’t just cool, they’ll also save you money and time at the checkout line.

Food and Beverage

Pass the Seaweed: Notes From Thanksgiving Future

By David Dittman - Nov 22, 2016

Someday, our planet will no longer be able to sustain the agricultural and industrial demands of the food industry. So we’d better find an alternative — and fast. That’s where this nutritional powerhouse comes in.

Space Travel

Mars: The Most Difficult Trip in the History of Mankind

By David Dittman - Nov 21, 2016

“Isolated, confined, and in an extreme environment”: That’s how it’s going to be for astronauts who make the trip to the Red Planet. To find out how we’ll cope, we’re taking a trip to “White Mars.”


Shocking Twist in the Theranos Fraud Story

By David Dittman - Nov 18, 2016

The case of fraud-ridden blood-testing startup Theranos took another twist this week with the shocking disclosure of the whistleblower on the company’s wrongdoing.


“The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century”

By David Dittman - Nov 17, 2016

This biotech innovation is the stuff of true sci-fi — so much so that Hollywood has taken notice. But in real life, it could mean the end of disease altogether.