In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings...
Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been hailed as a maker of revolutions. This was the year that prediction felt like it was starting to come true.
on 2017-12-27 22:59 UTC
Astronomers Figure Out a New Way to Search for Planets at Alpha Centauri...
A new study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own. Basically, the results of their study effectively ruled out the possibility of any Jupiter-sized gas giants in the Alpha Centauri system.
on 2017-12-23 16:45 UTC
Mars: Not as dry as it seems...
Two new articles have shed light on why there is, presumably, no life on Mars. Although today's Martian surface is barren, frozen and inhabitable, a trail of evidence points to a once warmer, wetter planet, where water flowed freely -- and life may ha
on 2017-12-20 20:19 UTC