With A Genetic Tweak, Crops That Grow 40…

(Credit: Fotokostic/Shutterstock) What if your ability to feed yourself was dependent on a process that made a mistake 20 percent of the time? We face this situation every day. That’s because the plants that produce…

Once More, Into the Unknown

Snapshot of the solar system, highlighting the various populations in the Kuiper Belt (colors). That whole outer zone is unexplored…but not for long. (Credit: Wes Fraser, National Research Council of Canada) Novelists have “It was…

Two for One: How Our Brains Reward Us…

Feel the dopamine. (Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock) Food. It’s probably on your mind quite a bit this holiday season, whether you’re anticipating festive meals or dreading the pounds you might pack on during a bout of…

Figuring Out How Plants Grow in Space is…

This is Arabidopsis thaliana, the plant species grown aboard the International Space Station and analyzed in this study. This work could support future efforts to grow food in space. (Credit: Eric Belfield) Space Plants Will…

How We Found Jupiters 79 (At Least) Moons

The moon Io is tiny compared to mighty Jupiter, but still among the easiest of Jupiter’s many moons to spot. (Credit: Cassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA) Jupiter is king of the planets. It’s huge, it’s bright in…

The state of electric cars: 10 things you…

The Tesla Model S Image: David van der Mark Oh, Tesla. People love to gobble up news about the world's flag bearer for electric vehicles. Some view it as the next great automaker and the…

When will individuals pay for security?

Last week's discovery of Lenovo bundling Superfish malware that chose to insert its own self-signing certificate authority into Windows' trusted certificate chain under the auspices of serving ads to Lenovo customers highlights the extent to…

Predictions for a massive 2016 in Mobility

Image: Jack Wallen 2015 was a banner year for mobility. Not only did sales of mobile devices blow other pieces of technology out of the water, the advancements in the mobile sector were truly amazing.…