The Forecast on Energy-Efficient Cooling Just Got a Bit Sunnier
Scientists are pioneering technology that may someday cool buildings without electricity, while harvesting solar energy at the same time.
How Zika and Dengue Exploit the Mother-Child Relationship
Due to the similarities between these closely-related viruses, mothers who have experienced Zika infections may have babies with a higher risk of suffering severe dengue, and vice versa.
Scientists Track “Social Jet Lag” Sleeping Habits With Twitter Data
A two-year analysis of nearly a quarter of a million Twitter users reveals how Americans’ social lives are taking a toll on their sleep schedules.
The Planet’s Getting Warmer. Can Plants Take the Heat?
Brief exposures to high temperatures compromise rice plants’ ability to relay genetic information.
A Progesterone-Pumping Device Helps Frogs Regenerate Lost Limbs
Twenty-four hours of the hormone progesterone can kickstart over nine months of limb regeneration in amphibian amputees.
Google says it built a ‘superhuman’ game-playing AI. Is it truly intelligent?
Yes, Google’s self-teaching artificial intelligence software, AlphaZero, will probably trounce you at chess. But there’s far more to human smarts than a speedy checkmate.
Chatty bacteria may be most vulnerable to viruses
In a first, scientists have found that viruses that prey on microbes can understand the lingo of bacterial conversations—and may use the intel to time their attacks.