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 first-of-its-kind approval could change how we think about gene-edited foods.
The robot can drive heavy steal beams into the ground at a rate of 1 per 73 seconds, which will help expedite solar farm construction.
The discovery has enormous implications for the development of novel anti-anxiety medications.
Neuroscientists hope to learn more in the hope of finding a way to reverse dementia.
Lean, green, and serene.
It can write 5-minute songs based on short text prompts.
Ocean fertilization is extremely controversial, but if done correctly, it just might work.
The Apple Watch could soon take the pain out of monitoring blood sugar levels.
"Rational vaccinology" could lead to effective cancer vaccines.
They cost $1,400 and will make you feel like you’re always on a moving sidewalk.
One of Jetoptera's VTOLs is expected to reach speeds of around 614 mph, about as fast as a commercial jet airliner.
Disease kills off 40% of farmed catfish. This gene protects them.
Once activated, the CRISPR-Cas12a2 system goes on a rampage, chopping up DNA and RNA indiscriminately, causing cell death.
Automation could help fix the company's financial troubles.
The automated McDonald's has a staff comparable to other stores. But the crew members are all focused on making and packaging orders instead of delivering them.
It will be able to produce 22 million pounds of cultivated meat annually.
Lithium-ion batteries pose challenges for our transition toward renewable energy. Sodium-sulfur batteries might be a solution.
Merely 256 genetically engineered mice could make an island's pest population go extinct.