Why AI Needs a Genome
AI could learn and adapt like humans with algorithms that work like genes.
This Is Some Good Shit
How the sewage plant in our nation’s capital spins human poop into fertilizer gold.
My 3 Greatest Revelations
The author on writing her new book, “The Other Dark Matter.”
Triggering the Body’s Defenses to Fight Cancer
Experiments once considered crazy are now helping scientists attack tumors.
The Rise of RNA Therapeutics
DNA mutations are hard to fix. Scientists are trying another approach.
How to Outwit Evolution
We can defeat superbugs by staying one step ahead of them.
The Cancer Custodians
To beat our worst enemy, we must first let it grow.
The Doctor Will Sniff You Now
Step aside, Dr. House, Deep Nose will one day be the best diagnostician in medicine.
The Man Who Drank Cholera and Launched the Yogurt Craze
Ilya Metchnikoff laid the foundation for modern probiotics.
A Holiday Guest Is Leaving Dangerous Poop in Your Couch
We have long known that we can catch germs while traveling. Recent years have shown that we can also bring home bed bugs. This holiday season, a PLoS One study informs us that by merely plopping into the seat of a car or airplane, we can unknowingly pick up dust mites—microscopic 8-legged arthropods that eat […]