We snooze to lose.
While the act of picking up an object is something most of us take for granted, for prostheses users, it can be an exercise in frustration. For all their promise, brain-controlled bionic arms, both invasive and non-invasive, are still not ready to le
Their slippery appendages, huge proportions, and inking abilities can be downright shudder-inducing. (See: Arrival.) But you should probably be more concerned by the cephalopod's huge brain--which not only helps it solve tricky puzzles, but also l
In 2015, scientists at Brown University developed "mini-brains," models of living brains created from 3D cultures of neural cells. Like organs-on-chips, these models could help reduce our reliance on animal testing in the search for new treatments an
Electron microscope images of the inside of the brains of mice have given credence to the hypothesis that sleep plays an integral role in our ability to learn new things.
REM sleep critical for brain development and memory consolidation.
Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA
Creating genetically modified people is no longer a science fiction fantasy;
While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have gastrointestinal problems.
A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.
Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue.
When people's political beliefs are challenged, their brains become active in areas that govern personal identity and emotional responses to threats, neuroscientists have found.
CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever.
A hospital in northern Italy said Wednesday it had achieved a world first by successfully transplanting a kidney in the place of the spleen in a six-year-old girl.
It is extremely rare for a single experiment to be so impactful and timely that it shapes and forecasts the experiments of the next decade.
While we like to imagine little green men, it's far more likely that life on other planets will be microbial. Planetary scientist Nathalie Cabrol takes us inside the search for microbes on Mars, a hunt which counterintuitively leads us to the remote
Some of our closest invertebrate cousins, like this Acorn worm, have the ability to perfectly regenerate any part of their body that's cut off - including the head and nervous system.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 60,000-100,000 people die in the US alone from blood clots formed from conditions known as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms, with 10 to 30 percent of them dying within
We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals -- futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body?
RMR - Guest: Dr. Dustin Sulak: Cannabis The Truth (11/21/2016)
Scientists just unlocked the secret of the unicorn whales.
In the Arctic Circle, on the far-northern Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, a drab facility carved into the mountainside could be humanity's last hope in the event of a global catastrophe.
You likely already know that cigarettes and certain types of radiation cause cancer, but there are actually over 200 other substances in the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) just-released 14th annual Report on Carcinogens (ROC) that are belie
A recent study suggested that the total number of unique species that call Earth home may be as mind-bogglingly high as 1 trillion.
Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections.
If you've visited a dairy farm, you may have noticed that the cows -- usually Holsteins -- are hornless.
Hydrogen has the potential to be a clean and sustainable fuel, but realizing that potential relies of clean and sustainable methods to produce it. Algae might fit the bill, but it only produces hydrogen in small amounts.
Oxitec's mosquitoes have been deployed in Brazil, Panama, and Malaysia, but Keys residents are thwarting attempts to try them in the U.S.
The rise of the mammals may be feel like a familiar tale, but there's a twist you likely don't know about: If it wasn't for a virus, it might not have happened at all.