Recently, the FDA formally approved the first vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus. The advance comes at a crucial time, as Democratic Republic of Congo is suffering an outbreak that has lasted over a year and a half and sickened…
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Astrophysicists say we’re living in “a golden age of black holes.” To help illustrate why, here are three decade-defining advancements in the ongoing effort to unravel these cosmic wonders.
Planetary scientist Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle breaks down NASA's upcoming mission to Saturn's moon, Titan, to learn about how early life may develop.
By Zoe Rohrich
A growing body of research indicates that artificial intelligence systems used for job recruitment reinforce racial and gender inequality. Now, innovators are developing software that promises more accountability, and combats — rather than perpetuates — employment discrimination.
By Jamey Keaten, Frank Jordans, Associated Press
Countries need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately, or risk missing agreed targets for limiting global warming, the United Nations has said.
By Sharon Begley, Adam Feuerstein, STAT
The first two patients to receive a CRISPR-based treatment for the inherited blood disorders sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia have benefited from the experimental therapy and experienced only temporary and treatable side effects.
By Nsikan Akpan
Inventors claim their carbon capture “battery” could return CO2 to preindustrial levels within 40 years, but first it has some economic hurdles to overcome.
By Stephanie Jenouvrier, The Conversation
Emperor Penguins could virtually disappear by the year 2100 due to loss of Antarctic sea ice. But a new study shows a more aggressive global climate policy can halt the penguins’ march to extinction.
For law enforcement, the case for using genetic genealogy is strong. But it's not foolproof.
By Jamie Leventhal
Researchers reviewed 24 smart home security gadgets, finding that the majority of these popular systems contained critical design flaws.
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