How do you make eggs out of plants? (And why?)

As food science and our understanding plant proteins expands by leafs and stems, some food-thinking entrepreneurs are looking for ways to make our agricultural products safer, more environmentally sustainable, more humane, and yes, cheaper. Recently, I paid a visit to food science startup Hampton Creek Foods to learn… » 4/07/13 7:00am 4/07/13 7:00am

Meet the Milli-Motein, a tiny, reconfigurable robot that could "become…

MIT's media lab compares it to a "real-life Transformer" — a highly adaptable, infinitely scalable machine that can assume almost any shape imaginable. It's called the Milli-Motein. Think of it as programmable matter, the latest development in the growing digital fabrication revolution. » 12/03/12 11:00am 12/03/12 11:00am

10 of the Deadliest Proteins on Earth

Proteins are the building blocks of life, and the reason we're all here on this planet. So it's weird to realize that proteins can be some of the deadliest poisons of all. We've already told you about the most dangerous chemicals — but some proteins that are found in nature can be the deadliest substances of all. » 6/19/12 10:06am 6/19/12 10:06am

You can be a Citizen Scientist!

Want to help advance the world of science? Don't have an advanced degree or any formal training? Hated Organic Chemistry? That's ok – you can be a Citizen Scientist! » 8/22/11 3:37pm 8/22/11 3:37pm

Proteins are beautiful

Inside your body, proteins are a kind of communications system, allowing DNA to pass information and energy back and forth. Every protein is a specific message from one molecule to another. And the information is expressed via the strange folds and twists of each protein's structure. They look like beautifully folded… » 6/22/11 5:39pm 6/22/11 5:39pm

Supernovas could be directing the development of life throughout the…

A basic property of Earth's organic molecules could be caused by supernova explosions. That means massive stellar explosions indirectly governed the building blocks of life on Earth...and could be doing it elsewhere in the cosmos. » 8/17/10 6:30am 8/17/10 6:30am