Technology

Hints of New Life in the Shadows of Venezuela's Last Glacier

When ice goes, lichens and mosses move in and an entirely new ecosystem starts to take shape.

Will Nathan Drake Make This Jump in the Uncharted Trailer?

Leaping into an airborne cargo plane might not be impossible, but the numbers have to work out just right.

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Are Instagram’s Aesthetic Moms Hindering Kids’ Development?

Taupe and cream nurseries are in vogue right now. They’re beautifully beige, but some worry they might be bad for babies.

How Early Warning Systems Help Us Deal With Extreme Weather

As climate-related disasters increase, projects are being put in place to alert local communities to impending danger.

The UK Government Wants to Sequence Your Baby’s Genome

Genomics England plans to test out a program that will offer whole genome sequencing to newborns—opening up a Pandora’s box of ethical...

Can a Digital Reality Be Jacked Directly Into Your Brain?

The idea of a synthetic experience uploaded to the mind has been a sci-fi fantasy forever. New brain-computer interfaces are making...

Austria’s Covid Surge Is a Warning to the World

As the nation locks down and plans a vaccine mandate, a bleak second pandemic winter risks overwhelming Europe and beyond.

To Help People With Long Covid, Scientists Need to Define...

Patients with the perplexing syndrome have reported 200 different symptoms. Researchers will have to decide which to study—and rule...

NASA Really Wants to Slam a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid

The DART mission is scheduled to launch early Wednesday. It will crash into an asteroid to see if it's possible to deflect one.

NASA Really Wants Its Spacecraft to Slam Into an Asteroid

The DART mission is scheduled to launch early Wednesday. It will crash into an asteroid to see if it's possible to deflect one.