Three high-profile faculty members at Stanford University are under investigation for alleged ties to He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed to use CRISPR to produce genetically modified human babies last year, MIT Technology Review reports.
A new study suggests honeybees inherently understand the rudiments of addition and subtraction, a finding that highlights the remarkable cognitive abilities among even the tiniest of creatures. Critics, on the other hand, say the new research proves nothing of the sort.
A pair of small satellites that joined the InSight mission on its way to Mars haven't been heard from in over a month--but the experimental mission is still an important success for NASA.
Gene therapies are very much at their preliminary stages of development, so it would make sense to keep tabs on patients whose DNA has been modified via the innovative CRISPR technique. For some scientists in China, however, this is apparently not a priority.
The Hulu-Blumhouse holiday horror anthology series Into the Dark returns today with a new episode in honor of New Year's Eve, a searing takedown of social media, toxic friendships, and wellness culture titled "New Year, New You." It's a suspenseful entry with an all-female cast, directed by Sophia Takal.
Bandersnatch, the new, Choose Your Own Adventure-style installment of Black Mirror out today, is (as you might expect) a twisty bit of interactive fiction. And Netflix has further tied the metatextual knot by building out a real website for the episode's fictional games studio Tuckersoft, where several of the...
Have you watched the new Netflix movie Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock yet? It's been divisive, with some people saying they love it and other people claiming that they hate it. But I absolutely loved it, and I have a theory about one of the most difficult questions of the entire movie: What are the monsters, exactly?
A report mandated by Congress about the global impact of climate change and assembled by 13 federal bodies has painted a striking picture of the potentially cataclysmic effects it will have on life on Earth if it continues unmitigated.
One of my favorite new anime this season isn't full of explosive action or high drama. It's not even the one about high school archery. It's about a skeleton named Honda who sells books. As well as being hilarious, he offers some fascinating insight into the world of selling comics in Japan.
Mars is lacking in the vast supply of natural resources we've come to rely on here on Earth, and astronauts attempting to colonize, or even just visit, the red planet can only bring a limited supply of materials with them. Learning to make do with what Mars has to offer is one of the biggest challenges of visiting our nearest neighbor, but the results of the European Space Agency's latest 3D-printing experiments prove it isn't impossible.
Amazon employees across parts of Europe are striking and protesting what they describe as dangerous work conditions and anti-union tactics. The protests coincide with Black Friday, one of the busiest and most stressful days of the year for workers in retail.
Just two weeks out from the biggest turkey-focused day of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 164 people across 35 states have fallen ill from Salmonella-tainted raw turkey.
With seemingly little fanfare, Facebook has launched its new app Lasso, a standalone short-form video platform that's been billed as a competitor to TikTok. According to TechCrunch, the app is Facebook's attempt at winning over its dwindling demographic of teens.
With employee action creating creating pressure in the tech industry, Facebook has finally opted to end forced arbitration for employees seeking to file claims of sexual harassment. Where those cases would previously have been handled behind closed doors, allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Facebook workers can now be filed in open court.