Science writer Nadia Drake describes some of the week’s stories in science, including the discovery of more than 400 ancient footprints frozen in time in Tanzania.
Researchers used gene editing to develop a dairy cow that doesn’t grow horns.
As tech companies battle to develop the best digital assistant, we ask how they measure up, and why we so often fail to connect.
Alison Van Eenennaam and colleagues at UC Davis, along with researchers at the biotech company Recombinetics, aim to develop a genetically hornless cattle that might one day replace cows whose horns must be physical removed through expensive and painful methods.
As rideshare companies like Uber strike deals with cities to supplement or replace traditional transit options and parking lots, we ask: What is the future of commuting? Plus astronaut Mike Massimino talks about his journey from the suburbs of Long Island to the crew of two shuttle missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. And are we ready to go to Mars?
We review the sounds, images, and videos our listeners chose to represent our world. Plus, pop-up designer Matthew Reinhart engineers paper cut-outs that move and extend, sometimes reaching nearly two feet tall.
A new look at mortality suggests that even as average lifespan increases, there’s still a hard cap on how long we can live.