A nuclear fusion breakthrough suggests we can copy the way the sun makes energy

Completely lost in the recent news cycle was a major breakthrough in nuclear power. According to The New York Times, a recent study indicates that...
Trung T. Phan • October 6, 2020

Blue Origin has the world’s coolest job opening

Jeff Bezos wants to go to space so badly that he sells ~$1B a year in $AMZN stock to fund his extraterrestrial side hustle,...
Trung T. Phan • October 6, 2020

The billionaire doctor duo behind President Trump’s experimental drug

Photo by Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images There are no treatments approved for COVID-19, but President Trump was given an experimental antibody cocktail late...
Trung T. Phan • October 5, 2020

Startups latch onto breast milk — no boobs needed

Can disembodied mammary cells make enough human breast milk to feed 63% of the world’s infants? That’s the cream — er, dream — for...
Caroline Dohack • August 26, 2020

Guess who’s judging your drunken shenanigans?

Psst. It’s the tech inside your phone. The accelerometer — the sensor that detects how your phone moves — is already used for tracking fitness...
Caroline Dohack • August 20, 2020

How speaking a 2nd language can change your mindset — and help your career

It’s time to dust off that old Spanish-language dictionary. You won’t make an ass of yourself when that tapas place finally reopens … and it...
Caroline Dohack • August 17, 2020

3D bioprinting could help with COVID research and organ transplants

Photo by: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images When a group of researchers didn’t have the budget to buy a 3D bioprinter — a highly...
Caroline Dohack • August 10, 2020

Thanks to this startup, your next road trip might be on plastic

Now you only have to feel marginally bad about those Fiji water bottles you’ve been chugging. A startup called TechniSoil is repurposing plastic, turning it...
Belle Long • August 5, 2020

‘Cloaking’ is the new biz of hiding from facial recognition

Has your friend suddenly started to look a bit like Drew Barrymore? She might be outsmarting facial recognition. Researchers from the University of Chicago have...
Michael Waters • August 4, 2020

A jaw-dropper: Some orthodontists think we use braces too much

Brace yourself: An industry journal found “an absence of published evidence” that straightening your teeth is healthy. And a growing number of orthodontists say braces...
Michael Waters • July 31, 2020

You can train your brain to embrace challenges. Here’s how

Getting sh*t done is an issue of mind over matter. Research shows people with “strategic mindsets” are primed to push through problems because they’re constantly...
Caroline Dohack • July 29, 2020

The sky’s the limit for these flapping drones

This is the stuff dreams — or nightmares — are made of. Scientists are testing a new drone design they call the ornithopter. The bird-like...
Caroline Dohack • July 28, 2020

What ants can teach us about fighting off pandemics

Humans are the most advanced species in the world, yada yada. But we just got absolutely owned by some ants. Like us, ants face rough...
Belle Long • July 24, 2020

Can you get the benefits of exercise without the burn?

Wanna get big gains… in your brain? Turns out exercise is good for the muscles and the mind. As Psychology Today reports, there’s a...
Caroline Dohack • July 13, 2020

One way to understand kids’ development: Get a baby’s-eye view

The SAYCam project takes the concept of baby monitoring to the next level. Parents strap GoPro-esque cameras to their babies’ heads to give researchers a...
Caroline Dohack • July 8, 2020

Horseshoe-crab blood is a surprisingly essential ingredient for testing new drugs

Here’s a weird fact that feels perfect for our even weirder 2020: We’re all vampires hunting horseshoe crabs. The blood of the horseshoe crab is...
Belle Long • July 7, 2020

Whoda thunk? An AI project brings together an unlikely alliance

Can’t we all just get along? Apparently we can… as long as we’re talking about AI. As The New York Times reports, the National Research...
Caroline Dohack • July 1, 2020

The big NASA x SpaceX collab is going to be out of this world

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Even a pandemic can’t bring NASA down: On Wednesday, the space agency will team up with SpaceX for the first-ever...
Michael Waters • May 25, 2020

One humble software platform is behind all those coronavirus dashboards

They’re a common player in our fits of doomscrolling these days: digital displays that show how the coronavirus crisis is spreading across the globe. Your...
Nick DeSantis • May 14, 2020

The microbe emoji is more popular than ever, and scientists hate it

Every time you tap that misshapen microbe emoji, a scientist blots out a tear. Use of the microbe emoji has spiked 1,519% over the last...
Michael Waters • May 8, 2020

It’s not just you: Every website looks the same now

You know that scene in The Office where Pam hands Creed two photos, asks him to spot the difference, then confesses “They’re the same...
Michael Waters • May 7, 2020

Changes at Pastebin have security researchers red in the face

If you’ve never been to Pastebin, it looks kinda like the internet’s biggest box of programmer Post-It notes. Founded in 2002, the site was designed...
Nick DeSantis • April 20, 2020

The first privately funded mission to the moon begins its loooong journey

A small spacecraft named Beresheet took off on a trip to the moon yesterday, vaulting an improbable group of privately funded Israeli scientists to...
Conor Grant • February 22, 2019

The brains behind the brands: Lexicon uses sound science to name big brands

What do Gimlet, Febreze, Sonos, Truvia, and Swiffer have in common? They were all named by the same branding company: Lexicon Branding. As brands become...
Conor Grant • January 31, 2019

Spidey senses textiling: Synthetic spider silk is starting to appear in consumer products

Last March, German biotech company AMSilk introduced a liquid-silk coating (made from modified E. coli bacteria), used for medical and cosmetic implants, that scientists...
Wes Schlagenhauf • January 29, 2019

Relativity Space won permission to lease a government launch pad on Cape Canaveral 

Last March, Nasa announced it would give the venture-backed rocket startup Relativity Space access to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to use as...
Wes Schlagenhauf • January 18, 2019

23andMe files a patent infringement lawsuit to chop down Ancestry’s family tree

DNA-testing startup 23andMe filed a lawsuit against its biggest competitor in the genome-at-home genealogy market, Ancestry, in an effort to establish a lead in...
Conor Grant • May 31, 2018

Despite sketchy science, biotech companies are lining up to get into your genes

According to a study in the journal Health Affairs, 10 new genetic testing kits arrive every day, flooding the market with 75k different testing...
Conor Grant • May 9, 2018

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