Scientists have modeled a Star Trek-like transporter illusion to learn about how the human brain shapes our sense of spatial perception. It may sound gimmicky but it may go a long way in helping us understand mental disorders, and possibly even the origins of organized religion.
Some experts say CRISPR-edited humans could be here in 5 years, but scientists are quickly moving to self-regulate experimentation with human embryos. Is stopping the research the right thing to do?
Blamed simultaneously for obesity, diabetes, bowel disease and even Alzheimer’s the colonies of bacteria that live in our gut get a lot of flack. But researchers caution that these disease-related claims might keep us from learning vital information about how our gut bacteria and health interact.
Recent studies suggest parenting activities don’t impact intelligence in children much and have little impact on academic achievement. Is this that just genetic determinism taken to the extreme?
Scientists prove there is a genetic component to who gets bitten most, but popular reports ignore a slew of other lifestyle and social factors
Ensuring biodiversity is a long-time challenge in agriculture. Invoking bogeyman like GMOs obscures larger trends, ignores the real problems and blocks technological innovations.
The food chain’s “bold” move, announcing a faux ban on GMOs in its food, has blown up big time. Chipotle has managed to unite in condemnation the ideological left and right among scientists and journalists, a rare occurrence on a controversial science issues.
Coffee is in danger around the world, but experimental farmers want to save it by finding a variety that can thrive in California – and make a good latte to boot.
India has emerged as the epicenter of the anti-GMO movement in the developing world. What are the major claims of the NGO critics?
Many people, particularly those embracing organic foods, worry whether GMOs might negatively impact the environment. What does the evidence say?
Don’t believe what you read on the Internet: Finger length, empathy levels and even brain size don’t determine our gender identity. But what does? The field of gender differences and neuroscience is still crude.
We have no right to know if our food is GMO. Why? Because the term “GMO” is an arbitrary classification. It’s not about educating consumers. It’s promoted by ideologues, many of them organic activists, to make money.