Danielle Jenner

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Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

It’s the most fundamental fabric of the Universe itself. But how does it work?<p><i>“‘Space-time’ — that hideous hybrid whose very hyphen looks phoney.” …

Designer babies: an ethical horror waiting to happen?

Nearly 40 years since the first ‘test-tube baby’, how close are we to editing out all of our genetic imperfections – and should we even try to do so?<p>Comfortably seated in the fertility clinic with Vivaldi playing softly in the background, you and your partner are brought coffee and a folder. Inside …

SciCafe: Modifying Mosquitoes with CRISPR

CRISPR gene editing is widely used by biologists as the DNA programming tool of choice to alter the genome of organisms and even populations. By …

Implantable Cardiac Devices Could Be Vulnerable to Hackers, FDA Warns

St. Jude Medical has issued a software patch to address the problem.<p>Low-level hackers can play with your heart. Literally. Pacemakers, defibrillators and other devices manufactured by St. Jude Medical, a medical device company based in Minnesota, could have put patients' lives at risk, the US Food …

NASA Is Actually Going to Visit That Insane Metallic World

There’s nothing quite like Psyche anywhere else in our solar system—a small asteroid belt object made entirely of iron-nickel metal. Which is why …

In a first, scientists detect 'fast radio bursts' from beyond the Milky Way galaxy

Sifting through the heavens like prospectors panning silt for a glint of gold, astronomers say they have finally pinpointed the source of so-called fast radio bursts – brief, powerful and mysterious flashes of light.<p>The discovery, described in a paper in Nature and two others in Astrophysical …

Black Holes

Why Saturn's moon Titan is the best spot for an off-world colony

The cost of creating even a tiny extraterrestrial colony is far greater than the cost of fixing Earth’s problems<p>With the likes of Stephen Hawking, …

Stephen Hawking

Ammonia Has Been Detected in Earth's Lower Atmosphere For The First Time

There's no escaping it.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere - the lowest of Earth's …

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

The largest Slurpee in the solar system is a billion years old, rubbing stem cells into wounds could be the next big thing, and antimatter behaves …

Public Health

Voyager Probes Are Still Making Amazing Discoveries

In August 2012, Voyager 1 went where no human-made object has gone before: it crossed the “heliopause,” the outermost edge of the Sun’s heliosphere, …

The new Age of Nostalgia

From Trump to Brexit and beyond, politicians of late have been promising to make things great again. The thing is, writes Cathal Kelly, they never were<p>The word nostalgia – from the Greek <i>nostos</i> (homecoming) and <i>algos</i> (pain) – was coined in the 1680s by a Swiss doctor, Johannes Hofer. He used it to …

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

From Neptune's blue hue to Jupiter's red spot: are the | Cosmos

These days, we’re used to seeing pictures of planets sent back by spacecraft. Some pictures look colourful, others less so. But do they show what …

Pluto flyby completes survey of planets

This image provided by NASA shows Pluto, seen from the New Horizons spacecraft. The United States is now the only nation to visit every single planet …

How gene editing is changing what a lab animal looks like

Anyone who reads news about science (at <i>Science News</i> or otherwise) will recognize that, like the <i>X-Men</i> or any other superhero franchise, there’s a …

Plant discovered that neither photosynthesizes nor blooms

Project Associate Professor Kenji Suetsugu (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) has discovered a new species of plant on the subtropical …

Researchers Have Successfully Stopped Alzheimer's Developing In Mice

Researchers at Imperial College London have shown that by modifying the genetic makeup of a virus they can successfully inhibit Alzheimer’s disease …

Can Seasteading Be More Than Sharecropping? Life on Mars Depends on It

"If we get there, we're in trouble."<p>When the Dutch organization Mars One began recruiting for a one-way ticket to the Red Planet, more than 200,000 …

The Surprising Reason This ‘Saturn on Steroids’ Could Actually Exist

A few years ago, astronomers discovered a bizarre object in orbit around a distant star. Preliminary research suggested an exoplanet with an …

Alien Life May Munch on Galactic Cosmic Rays

Extreme microbes that live in hostile places on Earth may feed off of cosmic rays that zip through space, according to a study of a bizarre bacterium …

Mars instead of Venus: Why Barack Obama may have selected the wrong planet for a manned expedition

WASHINGTON — President John F. Kennedy made history in the 1960s when he kicked America’s space program into overdrive, resulting in history’s first …

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Earth Doesn't Actually Have The Most Water in The Solar System

Not by a long shot.<p>Earth seems drenched with water from mountaintop to ocean bottom.<p>But our home planet is a desert compared to some places the solar …

Astronomy

"Space brain" could be the latest problem for colonizing other planets

Spending extended time in space wreaks havoc on the body. You lose bone density. Your muscles waste away. And according to a new study published …

WATCH: You Are Actually Two Brains Living in One Person

This is really freaking us out.<p>People toss around the term "mind-blowing" a lot these days, but when it comes to knowledge that is capable of …

Physicists Think They Know What Planet Nine Is: An Exoplanet Stolen From Another Star

Is this the first exoplanet ever found inside our Solar System?<p>Everything about Planet Nine is weird. There’s the fact that something 10 times more …

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …

Immunotherapy

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Physics

WATCH: Here's How SpaceX Plans to Land on Mars in 2018

They're setting up an Earth-to-Mars postal service. Seriously.<p>With our space-faring hopes and dreams resting firmly on Mars, we really just want to …

What is the Shape of the Universe?

If you could somehow manage to step outside of the universe, what would it look like? Scientists have struggled with this question, taking several …

Universe