With creation of artificial organism, a leap in biocontainment
A decadelong effort in artificial biology has culminated in the creation of artificial bacteria that cannot survive outside of the environment for which they are designed. If picked up by industry, this advancement could ensure that potentially dangerous artificial bacteria do not get into the environment.
Physics Olympiad hosts 200 high schoolers
On Saturday, 200 high school students from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts descended on Sloane Physics Lab to join in a competition designed to test students’ functional understanding of physics.
Study hints at cure for Parkinson’s
For the first time ever, researchers have managed to rid monkeys with Parkinson’s disease of their symptoms by transplanting adult uterine stem cells.
Twitter used to predict future
Researchers have for the first time used social networks to predict what hashtags will trend more than a week in advance.
Contagion beliefs powerful
A new Yale study investigated why people would pay exorbitant sums of money for Beyoncé’s boots or Oprah’s overcoat.