Hard Science

The future isn't just about what we can build or engineer through technology. Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries and achieving remarkable breakthroughs in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, astrophysics, biology, and quantum mechanics. And we're doing it every week.  We'll cover the biggest ones by breaking down complex research papers and analyzing the implications of their content.

In First-Ever Demonstration, Researchers Show Ultrafast Light Pulses Can Trigger Neurons to Fire

This could lead to "opto-ceutical" methods for treating mental health disorders.

7 hours ago

Measurements From CERN Suggest the Possibility of a New Physics

"It would be revolutionary for our fundamental understanding of the universe."

8 hours ago

Genetically Modified Beetles Grew a Fully Functional Third Eye

If you needed proof that scientists can re-engineer life, here it is.

November 17, 2017

New Zealand May Use Genetic Tech to Wipe Out “Undesirable” Species

The proposal would have the nation using gene drives to kill off a number of mammals.

November 16, 2017

Physicists Quantum Entangle Silicon Devices to Send Information Over a 20-Centimeter Distance

In effect, their device could act as quantum routers that store and send entangled particles.

November 16, 2017

A Stable Plasma Ring Has Been Created in Open Air For the First Time Ever

This could be a radical new way to store energy.

November 16, 2017

We Just Used Genetic Engineering to Create Completely Yellow, Three-Eyed, Wingless Mosquitoes

These genetically modified mosquitoes could lessen the spread of disease.

November 15, 2017

Watch CRISPR Edit DNA in Real Time

See CRISPR alter the source code of life as it happens.

November 15, 2017

It Is Impossible to Predict How Humans Will Evolve

But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

November 13, 2017

We Have Created the Most Extensive Map of an Organism’s Brain Wiring to Date

We are a long, long way from a total map of our neurons, but this is a significant step forward.

November 13, 2017
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