Think of Tesla, and most people picture the sleek Model S sedan the electric-car company has been selling for three years. Now Tesla says it’s finally poised to deliver the long-awaited and much delayed Model X SUV, with its unusual gull-wing doors and seating for seven.
Continue reading Tesla confirms Model X deliveries to begin by September 30 →
CRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. It’s sparked a revolution in the fields of genetics and cell biology, becoming the scientific equivalent of a household name by raising hopes about new ways to curediseases including cancer and to unlock the remaining mysteries of our cells.
Continue reading Powerful DNA ‘Editing’ Has Arrived, Are We Ready for It? →
Should I be slowing down in that case that upcoming green light turns yellow? How long am I going to be stopped at this red light? These are questions all drivers ask but never really expect to get answers to—unless they’re driving a BMW, now.
Continue reading BMW Drivers Will Soon Have Traffic Light Timers on Their Dashboards →
You are looking at freshly-made human neurons, or brain cells. But they used to be common skin cells. And their existence could change how we treat Alzheimers.
Continue reading Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimers Patients →
It’s no secret that Hollywood doesn’t always reflect the world we live in, but the latest study on diversity in movies is driving that point home with new—but depressingly familiar—statistics.
Continue reading Top-Grossing Films Still Mostly White, Straight and Male →
It’s common sense that you shouldn’t try to eat a poison dart frog. But you probably don’t want to go anywhere near one of these adorable little suckers, which use the tiny, bony spines on their faces to jab threatening animals with a venom more potent than that of a deadly pit viper.
Continue reading Venomous Frogs Use Deadly Face Spines to Slay Their Enemies →