Category: Science News

Scientists Use CRISPR to Block HIV Replication Inside Living Cells

Modern medicine has made incredible progress in the treatment of HIV. Years ago, infection with HIV would almost certainly lead to developing AIDS, but treatment can now...

Hawaii Volcano: Kilauea Sends Ash 30,000 Feet High as Eruption Intensifies

Ever since Kilauea’s eruption began to intensify on May 3, there have been questions about how long this new phase will last and how violent it might become. Kilauea...

MIT Creates Modular Medical Diagnostic Block

You can finally put those Lego skills from your childhood to work designing medical tests, thanks to a new project from MIT’s Little Devices Lab. Researchers there...

On Its Way to Mars, Cubesat Snaps Photo of Earth and the Moon

NASA’s InSight Mars mission launched on May 5, but it wasn’t the only piece of equipment that began its journey to the red planet. The agency also sent two small...

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Will Ride Along With 2020 Rover

NASA has confirmed its upcoming Mars 2020 rover will carry a small robotic passenger. The agency has been working on a helicopter drone for use on Mars, and it now plans...

Where Are All the Aliens? Maybe They’re Mostly Microbial (and Dead)

One of the enduring puzzles in astrobiology is why we haven’t found any aliens yet — and it’s worth another look, in light of Breakthrough Listen’s latest (and...

Scientists Stuffed a Crocodile Into an MRI Machine to See If It Likes Bach

Most scientific research is, by its nature, rather boring. Research projects that reshape the way we think about fundamental topics are rare by definition, which means...

The Moon May Have Once Had a Magma Ocean Beneath the Surface

The moon as it exists today is as desolate as planetoids come. It’s airless, geologically inert, and there’s no magnetic field. However, we know from the study of...

This Contact Lens Could Lets You Shoot Lasers From Your Eyes

Scientists may be close to making one of your childhood fantasies a reality. A team from the University of St Andrews in Scotland say they’ve developed a thin film...

Beyond the Great Pyramid: 5 Lesser-Known Pyramids That Shaped Our Understanding of Ancient Egypt

The Great Pyramid at Giza, and its two cousins at the Giza pyramid complex, have long dominated popular understanding and discussion of the pyramids of Egypt. In some...