11 Emerging Scientific Fields That Everyone Should Know About

There was a time when science could be broken down into neat-and-tidy disciplines — straightforward things like biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. But as science advances, these fields are becoming increasingly specialized and interdisciplinary, leading to entirely new avenues of inquiry. Here are 11… »2/27/13 1:00pm2/27/13 1:00pm

Scientists use 'molecular sex' to create first genetically evolved semiconductor parts

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have successfully manufactured semiconductor material by using a process called "directed evolution," in which enzymes take shape by following Darwinian processes of selection. And this breakthrough could help scientists use DNA to grow unique and highly specialized materials for use… »6/18/12 7:40pm6/18/12 7:40pm