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A Photon-Powered Nanomotor Made Out of DNA
The beauty of the latest, teeniest motor is its simplicity: easy to build, runs on light, no moving parts
Scientists Teach E. coli Bacteria to Count
A new technique for making simple computer chips out of E. coli DNA could put expiration dates on genetically modified organisms or turn regular cells into poison detectors
Learn How You’ll Die For Only $68,000
Bid in a one-of-a-kind auction to have your DNA sequenced and interpreted
A, T, G, C and What?
New nucleotide discovered in mouse brain
It’s A Dangerous World Out There
The threat of zombies, venomous octopuses, and pythons, and what we can learn from them
PopCSI: Uncovering PopSci’s Forensic Past
Truth serum? Fingerprinting? Forensic investigation? PopSci was there
Spit it Out!
Your saliva holds clues to your history and your health
Operation: Dark Wolf
Our ancient genetic engineering that turned wolf to dog has made its mark on modern wolves—and may help them survive modern climate
Crack, Rats, and T Cells, Oh My!
Rats whose DNA changes with grooming, fetuses less damaged by cocaine than tobacco, and more in this week's round up
Eyewitness Testimony Takes a Few More Hits
Two psychological experiments suggest that eyewitnesses aren’t all that accurate, especially when a confession is involved