For a quick lesson on gene editing or blockchain, there's Five Levels of Difficulty
February 20, 2018, 5:21 p.m. by Shea Gunther
Video series challenges an expert to explain a complicated concept to people at five levels of expertise.
Mystery about life's building blocks solved by quantum study
February 4, 2018, 2:52 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Quantum theory offers an answer to one of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry.
Spider drinks graphene, spins web that can hold the weight of a human
September 1, 2017, 11:51 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The webbing was on par with bulletproof Kevlar in strength.
Common caterpillar found to eat plastic shopping bags
April 24, 2017, 6:54 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
It could represent a biodegradable solution to the omnipresent pollution clogging our landfills.
Silkworms fed carbon nanotubes produce super-silk that conducts electricity
October 12, 2016, 2:09 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The enhanced silk was also 50 percent stronger than the regular stuff.
Bionic leaf converts solar energy into liquid fuel
August 12, 2016, 1:13 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Photovoltaic cells convert the sun's energy into electricity — but what if solar energy could instead be converted directly into liquid fuel?
Development of bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts officially underway
July 6, 2016, 1:03 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The Office of Naval Research hopes to harness locusts' powerful sense of smell to protect soldiers on the battlefield.
Could lights illuminated by bioluminescent bacteria replace electric lighting?
March 2, 2016, 4:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Imagine your city illuminated at night by glow stick-like lighting generated entirely from living organisms.
What your eye color says (and doesn't say) about you
February 29, 2016, 3:23 p.m. by John Donovan
Those baby blues mean something, but perhaps not what you think.
Fireflies! 12 things you didn't know about lightning bugs
Asteroid with a 13-mile-high mountain is now visible to the naked eye
Mystery of Maryland's bald eagle deaths solved
11 things humans do that dogs hate
Dog with the saddest face wouldn't let anyone near him at the shelter
12 things you may not know about Otzi the Iceman