Huge breakthrough in cosmology turns out to be a case of scientists overinterpreting their data
Cosmic inflation still a great idea but we need the evidence.
Waiting for the day my computer doesn’t chastise me for using the word “irreproducibility”
Centuries after the invention of the scientific method, researchers are recalibrating their requirements.
Genetic engineering, the environment, and life’s knack for finding a way
Life is kind of weird and scary -- even without the Frankenstein stuff.
The secret: microbes need synthetic food; if they escaped into the wild they’d starve.
Imagining the future, with cautious optimism
A paper contends that we have already crossed four “planetary boundaries,” including carbon dioxide levels and the extinction rate.