From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives? A few years ago, George Church was peer-reviewing a paper for the journal Science when
Colorful pee is easy to see From sophisticated imaging tools to cancer-sniffing dogs, researchers are constantly seeking better ways to detect disease, which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment.
The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs
But you might ask why a shift in the proportion of national income going to the rich should make a difference to aggregate demand. Isn’t it just a change in who has the spending power rather than a change
It was Valentine’s Day recently, a fraught time for anyone in a relationship. Perhaps the gift you got your partner was obviously a last minute purchase from a petrol station? Or maybe you ignored Valentine’s
Photograph: Guardian Tests for Barr bodies can easily be performed on cheek cells taken by a simple oral swab - the simplicity of the test is probably part of the reason it lasted for so long in international
Scientists have shown the urge to eat after smoking is caused by cannabinoids hijacking brain cells that normally suppress appetite Besides making a bongo drum sound inexplicably magical and enhancing
An intuitive, visual interface could make cybersecurity way less boring Even for the experts, lines of computer code can be tedious to read. But what if it all looked like a video-game world, or like rendering
Today Adobe will celebrate Photoshop’s 25th anniversary. Yes, Photoshop is that old. In the 25 years since it launched, Photoshop has irreversibly altered the trajectory of modern design and photography.
Glenn Beck on Tuesday investigated the history of America’s domestic surveillance programs, saying he is disturbed by the “shockingly cavalier” response to the news that the NSA has been secretly collecting
If you've ever stopped to peer with suspicion at the sky, wondering how that would go, a mammoth piece of space rock on its way in to bring ruin, the last two years have not been especially restful. In
Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence
Cole follows that assertion up with a list of things that some of these founding fathers said they believed: Jefferson, for instance, argued that the formal abolition of torture in the French legal system
Does one ask Pharrell Williams about his role as a coach on "The Voice"? Or perhaps query Egyptian leader Gen. Abdel Sisi if he is partial to alpine or cross country skiing? They are both among the 2,500
Tituba, a slave, was the first person accused in the Salem Witch Trials, and although often depicted as African, she was most likely an "Indian" from South America, by way of Barbados. She had made a cake"
Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet
Future of Food "We owe our existence and our humanity to taste," says author John McQuaid. Taste is often dismissed as the most primitive of the senses. But new research reveals it is in many ways the
The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with array