The fear of genetically-modified creatures escaping from the lab is the basis for a thousand sci-fi stories, but it’s also a legitimate concern. That’s why genetic engineers are inventing kill switches.
While increasingly advanced electronic telemetry tags can tell us a lot about animal behaviour, there’s just no substitute for seeing it on video. Here's an example, from when researchers strapped a camera to a shark. Read More >>
You might be surprised to learn that we have known that lead is dangerous and shouldn’t be trifled with since at least 150 BC, when its effects on the human body were noted by famed Greek physician Nicander of Colophon.
Since the Ebola outbreak last year, researchers feared that the virus had been able to evolve at a more rapidly. Now, analysis reveals that it mutated at a perfectly normal rate alleviating those fears.