- Neuroscience’s New Toolbox
With the invention of optogenetics and other technologies, researchers can investigate the source of emotions, memory, and consciousness for the first time.
- Cracking the Brain’s Codes
How does the brain speak to itself?
- Rise of Powerful Mining Pools Forces Rethink of Bitcoin Design
Bitcoin may need to be redesigned to fix a flaw that gave one company a chance to manipulate the cryptocurrency.
- For One Baby, Life Begins with Genome Revealed
How a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA.
- Shining Light on Madness
Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
- Record-Breaking Solar Cell Points the Way to Cheaper Power
Panasonic reveals a design that surpasses a 20-year-old mark for solar cell efficiency.
- A Search Engine for the Era of Apps
A new kind of search engine will make it possible to search inside the apps on your phone. <
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
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