Life Sciences - Sep 21
Life Sciences
A team of Caltech researchers has developed a biological toolkit of proteins that can be assembled together in different ways, like Legos, to program new behaviors in cells. As a proof-of-concept, they designed and constructed a circuit that can be added to human cells growing in a laboratory dish, detect if a cancer-causing gene is activated in the cells, and if so, cause the cells to self-destruct.
Earth Sciences - Sep 21

Cranes dismantle buildings damaged by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. (Photo credit: iStock) Geophysicist Gregory Beroza discusses the culprits behind destructive aftershocks and why scientists are harnessing artificial intelligence to gain new insights into earthquake risks.

Psychology - Sep 21

Most people value the moral principle of honesty. At the same time, they frequently avoid being honest with people in their everyday lives.

Astronomy - Sep 21

California is embarking on an effort to launch its own satellites to study pollutants - an approach many Stanford researchers have taken advantage of to better understand our changing planet.

Medicine - Sep 21

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.

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