Want to Store a Message in DNA? That’ll Be $1,000
by Emily Mullin on December 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm
French startup Biomemory is rolling out a credit-card-sized storage device that uses DNA to encode a kilobyte of text data.
An Invisible ‘Demon’ Lurks in an Odd Superconductor
by Charlie Wood on December 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Physicists have long suspected that hunks of metal could vibrate in a peculiar way that would be all but invisible. Now physicists have spotted these “demon […]
Climate Cookbooks Are Here to Change How You Eat
by Caroline Saunders on December 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Sustainable diets have been around for ages. An emerging cookbook genre that tackles the climate crisis signals a new appetite for change.
Ozempic Could Also Help You Drink Less Alcohol
by Grace Browne on December 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Mounting evidence bolsters the idea that drugs like semaglutide—better known as Ozempic or Wegovy—can hamper a thirst for booze.
Was Bobi the World’s Oldest Dog—or a Fraud?
by Matt Reynolds on December 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm
A quest to uncover the truth about Bobi, named the “oldest dog ever” by Guinness World Records, led to dog fur experts and conspiracy theories, and left me […]
How Dr. Clara Nellist Collides Art and Science
by Swapna Krishna on December 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm
This particle physicist, science communicator, and member of the team who uncovered the Higgs Boson wants everyone to know that art and science aren’t […]
The Race to Find What’s Making America’s Dogs Sick
by Sassafras Lowrey on December 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Hundreds of dogs across multiple states have been struck down with a severe respiratory illness. Veterinarians suspect a mystery bacteria but are still […]
Dr. Nergis Mavalvala Detected the First Gravitational Wave. Her Work Doesn’t Stop There
by Swapna Krishna on December 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm
The dean of MIT’s School of Science embraces skepticism and failure, and she wants the next generation of scientists to jump right in.
Cicadas Are So Loud, Fiber Optic Cables Can ‘Hear’ Them
by Matt Simon on November 30, 2023 at 3:00 pm
In 2021, scientists experimenting with fiber optics picked up a strange signal: the cacophony of cicadas. It could lead to a new way of monitoring insects.
Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah Is Reimagining Cancer Care
by Erica Kasper on November 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm
All but raised in oncology wards, Dr. Subbiah is on a mission to make cancer care work for everyone, including those usually overlooked.
Inside India’s Gargantuan Mission to Clean the Ganges River
by Oliver Franklin-Wallis on November 30, 2023 at 11:00 am
The Ganges river is one of the world’s most sacred waterways—and one of its most polluted. To restore it, India is undertaking one of the biggest […]
A Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment May Cause Cancer. The FDA Is Investigating
by Emily Mullin on November 29, 2023 at 5:16 pm
CAR-T cell therapy harnesses the immune system to attack blood cancers. Six years after approving the first treatment, the FDA is investigating whether it can […]
How to Set Your Thermostat—According to Science
by Chris Baraniuk on November 29, 2023 at 2:43 pm
Win the family arguments over heating your home this winter—or better yet, avoid them altogether—with this handy guide.
The Weirdest Reason the Poles Are Warming So Fast? Invisible Clouds
by Matt Simon on November 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Clouds way up in the stratosphere act like a blanket, trapping heat in the Arctic and Antarctica. That could help explain why models keep underestimating how […]
Dr. Dara Norman Wants to Bring More People Into Science
by Swapna Krishna on November 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm
From data access to scientific merit, Dr. Norman is working to make astronomy—and all STEM fields—more inclusive.
Dr. Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski Will Change How You Think About Space
by Swapna Krishna on November 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Pioneering a new field in cosmology, Dr. Pasterski explores diverse perspectives in physics and astronomy—and whether the universe might actually be a […]
A Life-Extension Drug for Big Dogs Is Getting Closer to Reality
by Emily Mullin on November 28, 2023 at 5:01 am
The FDA has yet to approve any drugs for life extension. But biotech company Loyal is now a step closer to bringing one to market—for dogs.
The Best Continuous Glucose Monitors
by Carol Milberger on November 27, 2023 at 5:59 pm
Continuous Glucose Monitors, or CGMs, are an excellent way for people with diabetes or prediabetes to manage their condition. We tested some of the leading […]
Dust Is So Much More Than You Realize
by Matt Simon on November 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm
In her new book, Dust, Jay Owens charts a fascinating history of the tiny particles floating all around us.
Dr. Paula Johnson Is Breaking Down the Barriers to Better Health
by Erica Kasper on November 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm
An accomplished cardiologist and the first Black woman president of Wellesley College, Dr. Johnson's life's work is improving quality of care for women and […]