To create sustainable energy, we must take control of evolution

Over at Slate, Jennifer Ouellette has a terrific profile of Frances Arnold, a synthetic biologist who has taken the course of evolution into her own hands. Her goal is to create new organisms that could help us create better forms of renewable energy. From the article: » 3/08/13 3:50pm 3/08/13 3:50pm

Physicists propose a new theory about what would really happen if you…

If a new theory about black holes turns out to be true, then we're going to have to stop making fun of the final sequence in classic cheeseball flick The Black Hole (helpfully excerpted above). You might just light on fire. Jennifer Ouellette has just published an amazing piece on this "wall of fire" theory on the… » 12/24/12 2:03pm 12/24/12 2:03pm

Keep up with the latest science e-books and apps with "Download the…

Science-themed e-books and mobile apps are beginning to account for a significant segment of the digital marketplace — and that segment is growing. » 2/21/12 12:39pm 2/21/12 12:39pm