Plastic-Eating Microbes to the Rescue?
Nature breaks everything down—eventually. It’s time to accelerate the process.
Gene editing scrambles a family's connections in this original sci-fi story for NEO.LIFE.
The Real Way Science Empowers Us
Seeing the universe as it is gives us strength rooted in humility. by Eliot Peper
This Artist Shows Why Science is Too Important to Be Left to Scientists
Lucy McRae provokes us to vividly imagine alternate futures.
The Limits of Computers That Read Our Minds
A professor in China builds a brain-machine interface that keeps humans fully in charge.
Who Will Be the Google of Genomics?
The first company to offer whole genome sequencing for free can build the most valuable advertising engine in the world. by Andrew Hessel
Young Biodesigners Unveil Clever Ideas for a Cleaner World
Student competitors turn jellyfish, microorganisms, and even hair cells into useful things.
Where’s the Killer App for Menopause?
Women suffering from hot flashes try to find relief in a device that wasn’t designed specifically for them.
Make the Hospital Come to You
A startup tries to scale up health care that’s cheaper, safer, and much more comfortable.
Get Up To Speed on Life Extension
Jamie Metzl makes you smarter about the science of longevity research.
Our Genetic Legacy
I am not afraid of the prospect of editing human genes. If we do it thoughtfully, it can be a gift to future generations.
The Time Has Come for a Better Breast Pump
Hackers take on everything that makes breastfeeding harder than it should be.
I Have Mixed Feelings About the Robot That Cooked My Dinner
The idea of a restaurant where a machine does the work of human hands made me cringe. Then I tried it.