October 1, 2018Scientists say they have succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.
So-called gene drive technology works by forcing evolution's hand, ensuring that an engineered trait is passed down to a higher proportion of...
June 8, 2018Moon tours have been put on hold for now, as technical and production challenges are disrupting founder Elon Musk’s plans for human exploration of the solar system. The project could possibly continue in the middle of next year..
May 7, 2018US surgeons have performed the most complex penis-scrotum reconstructive procedure ever on a soldier whose genitals were destroyed in a bomb blast. Though the transplant was a success, doctors say there were some ethical issues too.
April 17, 2018Developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SoFi is a soft-bodied robot that glides silently through the water with a smooth, undulating motion designed to mimic the movements of real fish.