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AI
“This DNA Is Not Real”: Why Scientists Are Deepfaking the Human Genome
artificial genomes
AI
“This DNA Is Not Real”: Why Scientists Are Deepfaking the Human Genome
Researchers taught an AI to make artificial genomes, which could advance genetic research without compromising the privacy of individuals.

Researchers taught an AI to make artificial genomes, which could advance genetic research without compromising the privacy of individuals.

Insects
The "Iron Man" of Beetles Could Inspire Super-Durable Cars and Planes
Diabolical Ironclad Beetle
Insects
The "Iron Man" of Beetles Could Inspire Super-Durable Cars and Planes
The diabolical ironclad beetle could be the next big thing in biomimicry, inspiring the design of extra-durable planes, cars, and more.

The diabolical ironclad beetle could be the next big thing in biomimicry, inspiring the design of extra-durable planes, cars, and more.

Climate Crisis
Can Trillions of Reflective Glass Beads Save Arctic Sea Ice?
arctic sea ice
Climate Crisis
Can Trillions of Reflective Glass Beads Save Arctic Sea Ice?
Arctic sea ice is more than majestic; it also reflects the sun’s rays. But young, thin ice melts fast. Can silica powder reflect enough sun to help it survive?

Arctic sea ice is more than majestic; it also reflects the sun’s rays. But young, thin ice melts fast. Can silica powder reflect enough sun to help it survive?

The Future Explored
How to Radically Biohack Your Mind
biohack your mind
The Future Explored
How to Radically Biohack Your Mind
Brain-computer interfaces could enable humans to "merge with AI."

Brain-computer interfaces could enable humans to "merge with AI."

Bionics
The Material That Could Help Humans Become Cyborgs
Cyborgs
Bionics
The Material That Could Help Humans Become Cyborgs
Coating implantable electronics in the polymer PEDOT can extend their life, which could make cyborgs more common in the future.

Coating implantable electronics in the polymer PEDOT can extend their life, which could make cyborgs more common in the future.

Hacking for Good
White Hat Hackers are Defending Hospitals From Rising Cyber Attacks
cyber attacks
Hacking for Good
White Hat Hackers are Defending Hospitals From Rising Cyber Attacks
Criminals are exploiting COVID-19 to launch cyber attacks. These volunteers have grouped together to fight back.

Criminals are exploiting COVID-19 to launch cyber attacks. These volunteers have grouped together to fight back.

Digital Detectives
Keeper of the Missing
Keeper of the Missing
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Digital Detectives
Keeper of the Missing
One woman is tracking thousands of missing people. Autism is her superpower.
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Subscribe for More Stories From the Digital Detectives Series Email Subscribe Meaghan Good has made it her life’s mission to track missing people. She runs The Charley Project, an important database compiling information on thousands of missing...

Superhuman
Can Genetically Modified Pigs Be the Key to Treating Rare Diseases?
Can Genetically Modified Pigs Be the Key to Treating Rare Diseases?
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Superhuman
Can Genetically Modified Pigs Be the Key to Treating Rare Diseases?
When it comes to rare diseases, doctors often don’t have enough patients to determine the effectiveness of various treatments. Now, scientists are breeding pigs with the same genetic code as people with a disease in order to create a pool of test "patients" unlike any before.
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There are thousands of diseases known to modern medicine without any cure or treatment. Many are too rare to get much attention from doctors, governments, or drug companies. But the gene editing tool CRISPR is offering hope for people with rare and hard to study diseases, like the genetic disease known as NF1. There are tens of thousands of Americans with this tumor-causing nerve disease, but because it has over 4,000...

The New Space Race
Preparing the First Space Colonizers for Life Off of Planet Earth
Preparing the First Space Colonizers for Life Off of Planet Earth
The New Space Race
Preparing the First Space Colonizers for Life Off of Planet Earth
It’s only a matter of time until the average person can explore space. But, will the average person be ready?
By Mike Riggs

It’s only a matter of time until the average person can explore space. But, will the average person be ready?