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Clean Energy
China's "Artificial Sun" Sets a New Record for Nuclear Fusion
China’s nuclear fusion reactor
Clean Energy
China's "Artificial Sun" Sets a New Record for Nuclear Fusion
China’s nuclear fusion reactor, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), has set a new world record for temperature.
June 11, 2021

China’s nuclear fusion reactor, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), has set a new world record for temperature.

Agriculture
Disease-Resistant Banana Created With CRISPR
disease-resistant banana
Agriculture
Disease-Resistant Banana Created With CRISPR
African scientists have used CRISPR to create a disease-resistant banana that is indistinguishable from unmodified plants.
June 11, 2021

African scientists have used CRISPR to create a disease-resistant banana that is indistinguishable from unmodified plants.

Agriculture
Antidote Saved 100% of Bees from Lethal Pesticide
pesticides kill bees
Agriculture
Antidote Saved 100% of Bees from Lethal Pesticide
Beehives are under threat from common insecticides. But researchers created pollen-like microparticles to deliver an antidote.
June 10, 2021

Beehives are under threat from common insecticides. But researchers created pollen-like microparticles to deliver an antidote.

Biology
Microscopic Animals Revived After 24,000 Years in Permafrost
cryptobiosis rotifers
Biology
Microscopic Animals Revived After 24,000 Years in Permafrost
A multicellular animal called the bdelloid rotifer has used cryptobiosis to survive in the Siberian permafrost for at least 24,000 years.
June 10, 2021

A multicellular animal called the bdelloid rotifer has used cryptobiosis to survive in the Siberian permafrost for at least 24,000 years.

Climate Crisis
Startup Plans to Remove 1 Billion Tons of CO2 from the Air
carbon sequestration startup
Climate Crisis
Startup Plans to Remove 1 Billion Tons of CO2 from the Air
A new carbon sequestration startup plans to remove one billion tons of excess carbon from the atmosphere by 2035 using enhanced mineral weathering.
June 9, 2021

A new carbon sequestration startup plans to remove one billion tons of excess carbon from the atmosphere by 2035 using enhanced mineral weathering.

Inventions
Vibrating “Thimble” Could Improve Balance in Seniors
postural sway wearable
Inventions
Vibrating “Thimble” Could Improve Balance in Seniors
A wearable that delivers a painless vibration to a person’s fingertip if it senses postural sway could one day help improve balance in seniors.
June 9, 2021

A wearable that delivers a painless vibration to a person’s fingertip if it senses postural sway could one day help improve balance in seniors.

Coronavirus
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 2.0: Lower Dose, Fewer Side Effects
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 2.0: Lower Dose, Fewer Side Effects
Any revised version of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will likely include a smaller dose, reducing side effects and increasing the supply of shots.
June 8, 2021

Any revised version of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will likely include a smaller dose, reducing side effects and increasing the supply of shots.

Food
Yuan Longping: His Rice Helped Feed The World
Yuan Longping Rice
Food
Yuan Longping: His Rice Helped Feed The World
Scientist Yuan Longping's hybrid rice helped feed the world. His wild rice discoveries and hybrid rice inventions in the 1960s and 1970s helped alleviate food scarcity across Asia and Africa.
June 8, 2021

Scientist Yuan Longping's hybrid rice helped feed the world. His wild rice discoveries and hybrid rice inventions in the 1960s and 1970s helped alleviate food scarcity across Asia and Africa.

Engineering
The World’s Deepest Pool Will Host Astronaut Training in the UK
world's deepest pool
Engineering
The World’s Deepest Pool Will Host Astronaut Training in the UK
U.K. company Blue Abyss has submitted plans to build a massive aquatic facility in Cornwall, England, and its centerpiece will be the world’s deepest pool.
June 7, 2021

U.K. company Blue Abyss has submitted plans to build a massive aquatic facility in Cornwall, England, and its centerpiece will be the world’s deepest pool.

Genetics
Editing One Gene Extends Mouse Life Expectancy by 23%
gene editing life expectancy
Genetics
Editing One Gene Extends Mouse Life Expectancy by 23%
By modifying just one gene, researchers were able to extend the life expectancy of mice by 23%, and they think their results may translate to humans.
June 6, 2021

By modifying just one gene, researchers were able to extend the life expectancy of mice by 23%, and they think their results may translate to humans.

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