What can the DNA in your poop teach us about ethics?

A scientist has posted the results of DNA analysis of his poop online. It's literally the shittiest dataset ever released to the public domain! But it's also a wellspring for serious discussion about new areas of biological research — and the weird new ethical considerations that go along with them. » 5/28/13 1:00pm 5/28/13 1:00pm

Ill teenager misses her family cat, so the internet builds her a…

Because of her weakened immune system, 16-year-old cancer patient Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem has spent many months over the past year recovering in isolation at the Seattle Children's Hospital. While waiting for a suitable bone marrow donor and receiving subsequent treatments, Maga found herself missing her beloved… » 8/06/12 1:20pm 8/06/12 1:20pm

Use your knowledge of SF novels to help the EMP museum create an…

EMP, a pop culture museum in Seattle, is creating a new exhibition called Icons of Science Fiction, and we need your help. The exhibit is organized around six big themes in science fiction, and explores how these themes play out in books, films, TV shows, comics, games, and art. We'll display props, costumes, artwork… » 1/24/12 12:22pm 1/24/12 12:22pm