We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
Thanks to biotechnology and widespread genetic modification, the meal you'll enjoy tomorrow certainly isn't your grandma's feast
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Blue light smells like delicious bananas
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
They still get sick and die; they just can't spread the disease
AquAdvantage salmon--otherwise known as the "FrankenFish"--has been approved for consumption already. But now the FDA has ruled on its environmental impact, and not everyone agrees with the ruling.
The state of diarrhea-preventing goat milk, flu-resistant poultry, and cleaner pigs.
Arsenic levels vary widely, but they are dangerously high in much of the country.
Opposite-sex partners: can't live with 'em, can't evolve without 'em
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
A first in transgenic research could aid the study of diseases like Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
A new genetic engineering technique rewrites the language of life
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Forget medicine. Scientists want to engineer cattle that wonâ€™t get sick in the first place
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
From chimp to chip