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This Gene Mutation Breaks the Immune System. Why Has It...

Two new studies found genetic mutations that cause severe immune deficiencies are common in some remote populations, leaving them...

The Post-Roe Battleground for Abortion Pills Will Be Your...

If regulation of abortion access falls to the states, it will unleash legal havoc over pregnancy-ending medications that are shipped...

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Could Life Use a Longer Genetic Code? Maybe, but It’s Unlikely

In theory, the building blocks of life are possible with a more expansive code than three-letter codons. New work shows that would...

Farming Drives Toward ‘Precision Agriculture’ Technologies

Although real-world data is scant, proponents say robotics and AI will soon revolutionize agriculture.

A Powerful ISS Instrument Will Hunt for Minerals in Dusty...

NASA’s EMIT mission will better analyze the grime from dust-spewing regions, a critically understudied factor in climate change.

How Realistic Is the Celestial Navigation in Moon Knight?

You can definitely use the stars as your guide. But let’s check whether a scene from the Disney+ live action series would work in...

A Guide to Abortion Resources in a Post-Roe America

Most people don’t think about abortion until they need one. But with the right to access under threat, the time to plan is now.

These Nanobots Can Swim Around a Wound and Kill Bacteria

Researchers have created autonomous particles covered with patches of protein “motors.” They hope these bots will tote lifesaving...

Bill Gates Is So Over This Pandemic

The acerbic optimist thinks anxious people (like me) need to move on from Covid and start planning for the next vicious pathogen.

Researchers Grew Tiny Plants in Moon Dirt Collected Decades...

The seedlings sprouted in the regolith scooped up in the 1960s and ’70s, but astronauts won’t be harvesting lunar spuds anytime soon.