Researchers find a moral inconsistency around self-driving vehicles that could present roadblocks to greater public safety.
At age nine, Arsh Shah Dilbagi asked his parents for a puppy; they gave him a Lego kit instead. Undeterred, Arsh used it to construct a dog. Now 17, the tech prodigy is still building his dreams from scratch. His…
By Sharon Begley, STAT
A federal biosafety and ethics panel on Tuesday unanimously approved the first study in cancer patients of the genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane circling the world, is set to depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday morning and begin its flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Want to stop an ISIS attack? Don’t start with lone wolves, according to new computer analysis of pro-ISIS groups on social media.
Denise Herzing’s research team hopes to better understand the spotted dolphins’ underwater communication system.
By Making Sen$e Editor
When Norway changed its laws to give universities a major share of the profits from their professors' patents and startups, the rate of innovation was halved.
By Nsikan Akpan
Two studies explain exactly what people can learn from your metadata...and how to stop them.
XSTAT, a device designed to staunch bleeding from combat wounds -- when traditional methods are too slow or insufficient -- was successful in its first documented use in the field.
By Kamala Kelkar
In a future when cars no longer need humans to drive, decisions about who might live or die in a crash are already being made — by the so-called “moral codes” preprogrammed into a car's neurology.
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