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Scientists awarded $22M in Zuckerberg-backed Breakthrough Prize

The awards were given to researchers from around the world who have solved mysteries such as secret brain circuits and shape-shifting spaces.

By November 9, 2015


Genetically engineered micropigs to be sold as pets

A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.

By September 29, 2015


Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By February 21, 2014


$1000 genome sequencing ushers in a new era of scientific research

Genetics company Illumina has unveiled the HiSeq X, a new supercomputer that the company claims will cut the cost of genome sequencing to just US$1000.

By January 16, 2014


Health tech is going to save your life (for real)

From 3D-printed organs to cancer-fighting nanotech, the most important branch of technology right now is the one that will keep you living longer and stronger.

By August 10, 2015


Mutant super-spiders weave webs stronger than bulletproof material

A team of Italian scientists turns ordinary spiders into super-spiders that can produce a web with fibers stronger than Kevlar. Hopefully the finding will also lead to a better Spider-Man movie.

By May 9, 2015


Play Facebook game, sequence genomes

A Facebook game uses crowdsourcing to analyse genome data collected by scientists to save dying trees in the UK.

By August 14, 2013


Science definitively proves that kissing is gross

When we kiss, we're not only sharing a passionate embrace with our lover, but also around several million bacteria. Here's why that might not be such a bad thing.

By November 17, 2014


HP takes a crack at reinventing the computer

Hewlett-Packard talks about its project for reinventing a "stale, decades-old" computing paradigm at its Discover conference in Las Vegas.

By June 11, 2014


Yahoo tackles big data with Genome ad platform

The system builds off the display ad partnership of Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft, as well as Yahoo's $270 million acquisition of Interclick.

By May 14, 2012