Freaky Eight-Letter DNA Could Be the Stuff Aliens Are Made Of
Science

Freaky Eight-Letter DNA Could Be the Stuff Aliens Are Made Of

Feb 24, 2019

Conventional DNA is comprised of the familiar A, C, G, and T base pairs, but a newly created genetic system is packed with eight, thus doubling the number of letters normally found in self-replicating molecules. Intriguingly, the new system, dubbed "hachimoji," could resemble the building blocks of extraterrestrial...

The Soda Tax Appears to Work
Health

The Soda Tax Appears to Work

Feb 23, 2019

A real-world experiment in Berkeley, California might help settle the debate over whether taxing sugary soft drinks can make people healthier. A new study found that the drinking habits of Berkeley residents got better and stayed better over the three years after a 2014 soda tax was passed. Residents not only drank...