Kristin Houser is a staff writer at Freethink, where she covers science and tech. Her written work has appeared in Business Insider, NBC News, and the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, among other publications, and Stephen Colbert once talked about a piece on The Late Show, to her delight. Prior to joining Freethink, Kristin was a staff writer for Futurism and wrote several animated and live action web series.
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The milestone puts us one step closer to ending the organ shortage.
It temporarily puts the immune system on high alert to prevent MRSA, pneumonia, and other infections in the hospital.
The potential benefits of returning the thylacine to Australia make the project worth the effort.
CRISPR, stem cells, and even cancer drugs are helping shape an AIDS-free future.
The asteroid is expected to come within 140,000 miles of Earth — well inside the moon’s orbit.
The brain implant lets her talk four times faster than the previous record.
By looking down, scientists are looking back in time.
"They decreased their drinking to the point that it was so low we didn’t record a blood-alcohol level."
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It could cut the time needed to reach Mars in half.
It could explain why so many people don’t respond to common antidepressants.
Ironically, the company did so using technology perfected by the oil industry.
The topical gene therapy could one day help millions regain their vision.
The $300,000 Model A is a true flying car — it can be driven on roads as well as flown in the air. And it's one step closer to your garage.
It could lead to earlier diagnoses, better treatment, and fewer deaths from pancreatic cancer, which kills 88% of patients within five years.
Lost in a building or underwater? A new muon-based navigation system could be your guide.
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