Replacing a failing kidney or scarred heart may soon require little more than a slurry of cells and a 3D printer. NOVA Next contributor Jenny Morberreports the story.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- A group of biologists is calling for a moratorium on a new genome-editing technique called CRISPR. Discover how CRIPSR was born.
- Meanwhile, NOVA Next editor Tim De Chant argues: let’s talk about designer wild critters —not designer babies.
- Millions of people in the U.K. and northern Europe witnessed the best solar eclipse in years this week.
- How to reveal subatomic particles at home ( DIY video !). See them here with the naked eye.
- Last year was proof that the economy can grow without emitting more greenhouse gases.
- A boat captain describes the adventure of stumbling upon a new volcanic island off Tonga—and hiking up its face.
- Slightly grotesque, slightly beautiful: this photograph depicts a pregnant pony uterus.
- This quick test that measures a patient’s proteins could slash antibiotic use.
- A NASA spacecraft has discovered mysterious aurorae on Mars.
- A common over-the-counter cough suppressant can boost insulin .
- 5 languages that could change the way you see the world.
- This palm tree turns “ a bad soil situation into seeds the size of a four-year-old human.”
- Social judgment and short-term memory may peak later in life than previously thought.
- The internal combustion engine may have met its match if this battery technology pans out.
- This scrub jay is evolving in a very strange way .