Our buildings could help reverse global warming, instead of being a major cause

Concrete isn't going away anytime soon, but we can engineer it to store more carbon

Madison Sankovitz


University of California Riverside


That steak is a stretchy biological machine

Sure, meat is made of animal muscles. But what even are muscles?

Daniel Bojar

Synthetic Biology

ETH Zurich


Meet Grete Hermann, the philosopher of quantum physics

She changed how we thought about truth not only in science, but in politics and ethics, too


These unregulated, potentially dangerous chemicals are probably already in your bloodstream

Researchers have known that there are unsafe compounds in our water for decades, but the government is just starting to catch up

Anna Robuck

Marine Science

University of Rhode Island

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From muscle to meal, this is the journey meat takes

There's complex chemistry happening every time you throw burgers on the grill

Daniel Bojar

Synthetic Biology

ETH Zurich


Why academia needs its #MeToo moment

Academia reports the second-highest rates of work-related sexual harassment, only less than the military

Rebecca Burton

Editor and writer, The Marjorie


We can detect and treat it better than ever, but preventing cancer is still far out of reach

The search for clues has led researchers to study animals who don't develop cancer at all

Alyssa Shepard

Cancer Biology

The Scripps Research Institute


Here's everything you need to know to grow your own hamburgers

Cellular agriculture techniques are young but rapidly advancing

Sara Oliveira

Tissue Engineering

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory


The history of humanity is written across your smile

'The Tales Teeth Tell' traces the evolution of our teeth into "oral Swiss army knives"

Darcy Shapiro

Evolutionary Anthropology

Rutgers University


With new technology, mind control is no longer science-fiction

We can only transmit basic signals between brains, but we should consider the ethics before moving on to complex thoughts

Lily Toomey


Curtin University


Lab-grown meat could bring about the next agricultural revolution

Cultured meat would require less land, less water and potentially produce less greenhouse gases

Devang Mehta


University of Alberta


Shortages of rare earth elements could limit clean energy development

We've started searching for rare earth elements in some unlikely places

Laura Mast

Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology


Futuristic organ-on-a-chip technology now seems more realistic than ever

Researchers have pioneered what may be the most accurate simulation of kidney function to-date

Max Levy

Chemical Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder

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Volcanoes can kill thousands. We should pay closer attention to the moving earth beneath us

Boiling clouds of ash and gas, moving 100 mph, pose a greater threat than lava, yet the world lacks volcano safety standards

Laura Carter

Earth Science

Rice University


Raising animals for meat creates lots of problems. Lab-grown meat could provide solutions

Cultured meat is the next step in a long history of alternatives to conventional meat

James R. Howe VI

Neuroscience and Genetics

UC San Diego