Category: Science

For Women Job Seekers, Networking Like a Man Isn’t Enough

A new study finds that male and female job seekers need different kinds of peer networks to get ahead.

Watching the Super Blood Wolf Moon? What to Know About This Lunar Phenomenon

A total lunar eclipse known by any other name … is still a total lunar eclipse.

This is what everyone gets wrong about rabbits

Actually, rabbits totally bite and scratch. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t have gotten very far as a species. It’s not just predators that need to be aggressive in order to survive — prey animals need

Scientists say this is why our hair turns gray

Gray hair has made plenty of people in the hair dye industry happy, but for many of us it’s just a sign that we’re about to get saggy and start complaining about kids these days.

What Earth would be like if it were actually flat

Flat Earthers call their ideas a “model,” because that does make it sound all valid and science-y. What it really is, though, is a fine, shining example of whackjobedness. The basic idea boils down to

Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850+ hospitals signed up to its “data-driven medicine”

Another sizeable cash injection for big data biotech: Sophia Genetics has announced a $77M Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to $140M since the business was founded back in 2011. The company, which applies AI to DNA sequencing to enable what it dubs “data-driven medicine”, last closed a $30M Series D in fall 2017. […]

Finally, New Horizons’ First Photos of Ultima Thule

NASA just released the best images yet of Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever visited by a spacecraft. You’ll want to grab your 3D glasses if you’ve got ’em—we’re going stereoscopic. On New Years’

What really happens at the CDC

Today, we live in a world where disease isn’t just something that happens accidentally — it gets put in bombs, sent through the mail, and rubbed all over the blankets of our enemies. (Actually that

Trigonometry Is Essential to Physics. Here Are the Basics

You might have already passed that silly course with a title something like “Introductory Algebra and Trigonometry.” It covered a bunch of stuff, but the important part was that the class was a prerequisite for

SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop

SpaceX launched its 20th rocket of the year just two days after lofting a record 64 satellites into orbit. On this flight, a brand-new Falcon 9 hoisted a Dragon spacecraft into orbit, bound for the

Rogue Scientist Says Another Crispr Pregnancy Is Under Way

On the second day of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, the last session before lunch was already running long. But the crowd crammed into the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre at the

Rogue Science Strikes Again: The Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies

By G. Owen Schaefer, National University of Singapore The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction,…

That night, a forest flew: DroneSeed is planting trees from the air

Wildfires are consuming our forests the institutions and technologies to keep these environments healthy have suffered decades of neglect. DroneSeed is a Seattle-based startup that aims to combat this problem with drones, artificial intelligence, and biological engineering. And it’s even more complicated than it sounds.

Watch Live as NASA’s InSight Lander Descends to Mars

These livestreams will let you follow along as the InSight spacecraft lowers itself to the surface of Mars.

CRISPR scientist in China claims his team’s research has resulted in the world’s first gene-edited babies

In a dramatic development for CRISPR research, a Chinese scientist from a university in Shenzhen claims he has succeeded in helping create the world’s first genetically-edited babies. Dr. Jiankui He told the Associated Press that twin girls were born earlier this month after he edited their embryos using CRISPR technology to remove the CCR5 gene, […]

A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President

A massive new federal report describes a country in ecological collapse and infrastructural ruin by 2100. They released it on Black Friday.

They’re making a real HAL 9000, and it’s called CASE

Don’t panic! Life imitates art, to be sure, but hopefully the researchers in charge of the Cognitive Architecture for Space Exploration, or CASE, have taken the right lessons from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and their AI won’t kill us all and/or expose us to alien artifacts so we enter a state of cosmic nirvana.