By hitching drugs and other molecules to red blood cells, scientists may have discovered a way to defeat everything from peanut allergies to multiple sclerosis. NOVA Next contributor Eleanor Nelsen reports.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- Some regions of Yosemite will be once again be accessible only by foot.
- All bits aren’t created equal, but that doesn’t mean we should stop caring about an open internet.
- Humanity could be facing one of the biggest amphibian extinction crises of recent times. What can we do? Jeffrey Bonner of the Saint Louis Zoo explains in this video.
- Monday night, Cassini celebrated its 10th anniversary in Saturn’s orbit. Check out these stunning images that Cassini has given us.
- You might think you’re reading these words right now, but you’re not.
- There aren’t any pharmaceutical treatments for cocaine addiction. A bacterial enzyme could change that.
- NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists gave Barrington Irving 30 seconds to describe flying around the world solo, and then they had to bleep him.
- Will robot journalists infiltrate newsrooms?
- Are there any limits to the power of predictive algorithms? Sure, but their future influence is inevitable.
- The dozen or more photoreceptors on the eye of a peacock mantis shrimp act sort of like satellites.
- Oklahoma has had more 2014 quakes than California, partly because of fracking.
- Meet the Nobel Prize-winner who thinks meditation can slow aging.