- Plan to Fabricate a Genome Raises Questions on Designer Humans
What will scientists do with $100 million to mass-produce genes in the lab?
- How Dirty Is Your Air?
What one family learned from using a $200 air-quality sensor for a month.
- Why Autocorrect for Passwords Is a Great Idea
Letting people into their online accounts even when they mistype their password could make life easier without compromising security.
- Six Months after Paris Accord, We’re Losing the Climate-Change Battle
A new report from the International Energy Agency includes projections for reductions in energy use and carbon dioxide emissions that could be wildly optimistic.
- Monsanto Cultivates a Rose That Doesn’t Wilt
New advances in biotechnology could keep your flowers in bloom longer.
- How Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant Will Make Money Off You
While helping us get things done, virtual assistants will also give tech companies valuable new insights into our lives.
- Should We Let Internet Companies Define How We Express Ourselves?
Facebook and Twitter, among others, have agreed to enact a more stringent way of policing hate speech on their platforms in Europe. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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