Will electric cars ever be popular? A trip into the Science Friday archives for a look at the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles. Plus, developing a way to track nighttime bird migrations, and how heat waves affect air flight.
What we can learn from the man who got stung, willingly, for science. Plus, at the end of Cephalopod Week 2016, we delve into the mysteries of cephalopod ink and the squid microbiome.
China tops the list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and the psychological toll of autonomous vehicles.
What we can learn from the man who got stung…willingly…for science.
Stephanie Bush, a scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), suggests that squids might use ink to attract a mate, repel a predator, or even confuse their prey.
A look at how stem cells found in the blood can be used to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Them, Hank Greely explores the legal and ethical frontiers of human reproductive technology, and we collect recommendations for summer science fiction reading.