RNA Viruses: Biology’s Dark Matter?
A watershed study samples deep ocean RNA viruses the world over and reveals 99 percent of them have yet to be discovered.
The Salty Secrets of Extreme Longevity
Rockfish, clams, tortoises, and other underwater Methuselahs harbor adaptations that could provide clues to unlocking our own longevity.
5 Ways to Save Humanity from a Malicious AI
Russian transhumanist Alexey Turchin plans to outsmart a future artificial intelligence and save humanity.
9 Evolutionary Adaptations We Love
From Dracula ants to carnivorous toilets, scientists share their favorite evolutionary adaptations.
Cloning Wildlife and Editing their Genes to Protect Them and Us
Tweaking the genes of wild animals could save endangered species and protect humans from disease. What could possibly go wrong?
Houston, We Have a Baby
What’s the protocol for creating a healthy new human when you subtract Earth from the equation?
True Human Diversity is Finally Imaginable. Are We Ready?
Juan Enriquez explores the possibility and inevitable risks of human speciation.
A New Kind of Natural
An artist imagines life forms that will arise from the convergence of technology and biology.