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The Golden Record Decoded

Voyager 1 and 2 will drift for billions of years in the emptiness carrying a Golden Records, inscribed with our message to any intelligent spacefaring civilization that discovers it.

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Breakthrough: A Re-Sounding Remedy

Under the care of hearing researcher Rene Gifford, Allyson Sissler Dinwiddie became one of the first test subjects of a new technique to improve cochlear implants, devices that use electrodes to stimulate cells in the inner ear.

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A Peek at the Possibilities of Biodesign

An air purifier filled with spider webs, a toilet insert that filters estrogen, a cactus-like water harvester—these were just a few of the ambitious and creative ideas presented at the first Biodesign Challenge, which took place on June 23, 2016.

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I, Octopus

With thousands of chemically-sensitive suckers, color-changing skin, and a brain that literally stretches when they eat, octopuses seem like aliens living in our oceans.

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