A new study reminds us of how much vaccine effectiveness hinges on one thing: our personal genetics.
From Vancouver to Halifax, plastic plates, plastic bags and plastic straws may be on their way out. But critics say other products are problems too.
By Miles O'Brien
Sophisticated and inaccurate altered videos known as “deepfakes” are causing alarm in the digital realm. The highly realistic manipulated videos are the subject of a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. As Miles O’Brien reports, the accelerating speed of computers…
Here is what a "dead zone" the size of Massachusetts could mean for the Gulf of Mexico and seafood prices.
One of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history took place in 2018, including catastrophic blazes in California that killed nearly 100 people. As this year's fire season ramps up, a new report shows how the use of prescribed fires…
By Sharon Begley, STAT
Researchers describe combining a "jumping gene" with CRISPR enzymes to deliver a a package of DNA to precise addresses in the E. coli genome.
By William Herbst, James Greenwood, The Conversation
Despite decades of intense study, there is no general consensus on how most meteorites formed. An astronomer and a geologist offer a new theory of what happened during the solar system's birth to create these valuable relics of our past.
In a year when floods, hurricanes and wildfires have devastated parts of the United States, climate change has been polling as a top issue in the 2020 Democratic primaries. All 23 of the party’s current candidates agree that this global…
By Christopher Booker, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
Between flushing the toilet, bathing, and washing dishes, the average person in the United States generates almost 100 gallons of wastewater each day. But one utility in the suburbs of Chicago is using the waste it extracts from that sewage…
By Tessa Plint, The Conversation
Scientists studied the fossilized bones of giant beavers to understand what they ate and whether the species could keep up with environmental change.
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