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Future of Food
3D-Printed Vegan Steak Is Heading to Restaurants in 2020
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Future of Food
3D-Printed Vegan Steak Is Heading to Restaurants in 2020
Israeli startup Redefine Meat has announced the Alt-Steak, a plant-based vegan steak that it claims mimics the texture and taste of beef.
July 5, 2020

Israeli startup Redefine Meat has announced the Alt-Steak, a plant-based vegan steak that it claims mimics the texture and taste of beef.

Dope Science
Psychedelic Toad Venom Explained
toad venom
Dope Science
Psychedelic Toad Venom Explained
5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic found in toad venom, causes mushroom-intense trips that are over quick. Could it have more accessible therapeutic potential?
July 5, 2020

5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic found in toad venom, causes mushroom-intense trips that are over quick. Could it have more accessible therapeutic potential?

Coronavirus
New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
Coronavirus
New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.
July 5, 2020

To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.

Coronavirus
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than the Disease Itself
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Coronavirus
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than the Disease Itself
Early data shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine produces immunity as good as, or better than, recovery from the virus.
July 4, 2020

Early data shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine produces immunity as good as, or better than, recovery from the virus.

Coronavirus
A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus
A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.
July 4, 2020

Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.

Astronomy
This 10-Year Time Lapse of the Solar Cycle Is Breathtaking
Solar Cycle
Astronomy
This 10-Year Time Lapse of the Solar Cycle Is Breathtaking
Using images collected by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA has created a stunning time lapse of the sun’s solar cycle.
July 4, 2020

Using images collected by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), NASA has created a stunning time lapse of the sun’s solar cycle.

Coronavirus
Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
repurposed vaccine
Coronavirus
Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.
July 2, 2020

Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.

Future of Medicine
Researchers Discover How to Improve Eyesight Naturally
how to improve eyesight
Future of Medicine
Researchers Discover How to Improve Eyesight Naturally
The world is aging, and with age comes vision decline. New research may have found how to improve eyesight in an accessible way.
July 1, 2020

The world is aging, and with age comes vision decline. New research may have found how to improve eyesight in an accessible way.

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Progress Report
Progress Report
Progress Report
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world.

Biohackers
Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.