I Discovered the BRCA1 GeneAnd I am delighted the Supreme Court ruled that it cannot be patented.
Climate Change’s Psychological MilestoneTurning 400 is a lot worse than turning 40.
Particle vs. AntiparticleA new fermion on a chip “opens up a new class of particles.”
The Science of Sleepy TeenagersSchool schedules make them grouchy, impulsive, and humorless.
The First MartiansA Nobelist physicist promotes the plan to send people to Mars—one way.
Two Mommies and One DaddyThree-parent embryos are technically and ethically worth exploring.
Survival of the FriendliestDid dogs “self-domesticate”? Did humans?
Planets Deserve Better NamesNominate your pet’s name for exoplanet 2M 0746+20b
We Don’t Need a Theory of EverythingWhy physics is messy.
Some Mercury Is Good for YouBanning a vaccine preservative would endanger millions of children.
Phone Home To Turn Up the HeatA former Apple inventor tackles the thermostat problem.
How Do You Ticket a Driverless Car?You may be allowed to text while outside the car, but you can’t “drive” drunk.
What’s More Dangerous: Biology or Synthetic Biology?The latest applications made by engineering living things.
Chaos Is Good for YouHow to make things that are the opposite of fragile.
Were Prehistoric Statues Pornographic?Our interpretations say more about modern sexism than life in the Paleolithic.
Let Them Eat CricketsThey’re nutritious. But delicious?
Stop Killer RobotsAutonomous weapons systems could lead to disaster.
The Unappreciated SensesThe world is a bleak place if you lose your sense of taste or smell.
My Life Is an Open BookStanford is recording everything this guy does.
The Paleo Diet Is a Paleo FantasyTrue, we haven’t evolved for modern life. But that doesn’t mean you should eat or exercise old-school.
Can Your Phone Tell You You’re Stressed?It may sense tense moments better than you can.
Can Physics Experiments Catch Up?Multiverse physics is “so removed from observation that it’s a little scary.”
God’s Green EarthReligious leaders can help stop wildlife crime.
Half a Million Plus Three to Five YearsAn ambitious plan to drill into an ancient Antarctic lake failed on Christmas.
The Countess of Psychedelic Drugs“What you do with your consciousness is your own business.”
Insane Plan To Cross Antarctica During Polar WinterThe expedition’s medic explains what could go wrong.
Are We Living in a Simulated Universe?It’s a testable question.
Specialist Knowledge Is Useless and UnhelpfulWhen data prediction is a game, the experts lose out.
Risking Life and Libel Suits To Expose FraudThe blogger who uncovers plagiarism, false claims, and faked research in China.
Oliver Sacks Wants To Destigmatize HallucinationsThey’re surprisingly common, and they don’t necessarily mean madness.