How Viruses Cooperate to Defeat CRISPR
Some weaken their hosts’ immune systems by sacrificing themselves in kamikaze fashion, paving the way for successful infections later.
‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice
A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.
NASA Just Released the Song of the Summer
The plasma waves between Saturn and its icy moon Enceladus sound like eerie music to our ears.
The Mysterious Microbes in the Sky
Scientists are just beginning to understand how microscopic organisms that rise out of the ocean can help manage global temperatures.
China Is Genetically Engineering Monkeys With Brain Disorders
A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism
Bacteria Survive in NASA’s Clean Rooms by Eating Cleaning Products
Their abilities could make it harder to stop Earth microbes from contaminating other worlds.
Genetic Intelligence Tests Are Next to Worthless
And not just because one said I was below average.
How the Enlightenment Ends
Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.
The Y Chromosome’s Still-Uncharted Regions
The human genome has never actually been complete