Ibrahim Alhosani

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Your City Has A Bacterial Fingerprint That’s As Unique As Its Skyline

So does your office–and even your officemates.<p>Last week, in an issue of <i>Nature Microbiology</i>, we got a glimpse at the new, revised tree of life: a sprawling, unruly diagram that proved just how little we know about the world around us. All of the organisms we normally think of–animals and plants–are …

Drug-delivering nano "drones" to help prevent heart attacks

Scientists have developed targeted, biodegradable nano "drones" to deliver anti-inflammatory drugs that heal and stabilize arterial plaque in mice. …

Harvard Medical School

Scientists have identified the minimum set of genes needed for life

In a paper published in Science on March 25, the researchers, headed by genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, reported that their cell survived and reproduced with only 473 genes, which is the smallest genome of any organism found in nature.<p>The human genome, in comparison, has between 19,000 and 25,000 …

Genetics

Two More Classic Psychology Studies Just Failed The Reproducibility Test

The scientific method in action.<p>For years now, researchers have been warning about a reproducibility crisis in science - the realisation that a lot …

Psychology

Colgate’s iPhone-controlled AI toothbrush is smart, but not essential [Review]

Colgate’s new iPhone-compatible smart toothbrush promises to transform the way you brush your teeth, thanks to the magic of machine intelligence.<p>So is the E1 Smart Electronic Toothbrush With Artificial Intelligence like having a virtual dentist at your beck and call? Here’s what we make of it after …

Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert | Colossal

<p>New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously) just returned from a 10-day trip to Hawaii where he completed a number of his abstract, …

Steelcase SILQ Office Chair

Simplicity is a core tenet of great design. The Steelcase SILQ Office Chair embodies this ideal by removing every adjustment except height. In its …