Science

Artificial reef designed by MIT engineers could protect marine life, reduce storm damage
An MIT team is hoping to fortify coastlines with “architected” reefs engineered to mimic the wave-buffering effects of natural reefs.
Oxytocin’s effects aren’t just about love
At last, neuroscientists are learning how the hormone shapes social behaviors such as pair-bonding and parental care. It’s more complicated than they thought.
World’s first GM banana approved in Australia
Australian regulators have approved a GM banana modified to resist Panama Disease, a devastating fungal infection.
How our “junk DNA” led to humans being tailless
Flowers grown floating on polluted waterways can help clean up nutrient runoff and turn a profit
How potatoes can keep an eye on nuclear radiation
CRISPR could eradicate horrific parasite that’s killing cattle
Korean scientists grow beef inside of rice
Bioluminescent plants don’t exist in nature — but you can buy one for $29
Scientists create the first “functional” 3D-printed mini brains
“Insane” new type of virus-like organisms found in human gut
New DNA testing reveals who made ancient stone tools
New CRISPR tomatoes need less watering