, Contributing Writer
Recent research has shed a lot of new light on the role of bacteria in human life, in the very beginning and at the cutting edge of modern bioengineering.
Today, Donald Trump inherits control over the country’s burgeoning cyberweapon arsenal that pierced Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. But the cyber threats to our own freedom and security are just as grave — and we’ll have to “imagine big” in order to protect ourselves.
A Nevada woman is dead because of an infection that was able to fend off every available antibiotic in the United States. How the heck are we going to stop the rise of killer superbugs?
A huge crack threatens to leave a chunk of ice the size of Delaware floating off from Antarctica. It’s a fascinating development. But it’s not necessarily a “climate change” phenomenon.
CRISPR-Cas9 is the big name in gene-editing technology — and for good reason. An ongoing patent dispute holds potentially millions — even billions — in new business. But researchers continue to find new ways to make us better, stronger, faster...
What do you do when a pharmaceutical company creates a drug that doesn’t do what it says, the FDA approves it… and then thousands of people die?
Trump’s election represents a rejection of our country’s bipartisan hubris. But what new ideas will replace the old as the two-party system slowly dies?
Nanomaterials have actually been used since around 600 B.C. But only more recently times have scientists and engineers harnessed the power of nanotechnology for some incredible innovations – ones that could save our species.
Donald Trump has picked Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis to lead the Department of Defense and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his National Security Adviser. But the two men don’t like each other.
The intersection of ride-sharing algorithms, self-driving cars, and artificial intelligence is a great metaphor for the food chain. There’s always a bigger fish.