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Biohackers crowdfund milk-protein vegan cheese, minus the cows

A vegan-cheese project on Indiegogo aims to replicate cheese from cows' milk without involving any mammals.

By July 7, 2014


Science creates flatworms with the heads and brains of other flatworms

Without altering its genomic sequence, biologists have created hybrid flatworms with heads and bodies from two different species.

By November 24, 2015


Mealworms for lunch: Hive grows edible crawlers right in your kitchen

Up for noshing on some worms? Start a protein-rich mealworm ranch in your own home with a Kickstarter project aimed at sustainable living.

By November 13, 2015


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


Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

US startup Bolt Threads reckons it has one-upped spiders to unlock the incredible potential of synthetic silk.

By November 7, 2015


I survived Camp Nerd Fitness, zombie dog and all

For four days this month, CNET's Michael Franco took part in a different kind of camp for adults. He came back changed -- and not just because he was turned into a zombie.

By October 19, 2015


How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By October 8, 2015


The fins and the furious: Fish are nature's top athletes, study says

Scientists suggest that a fish's ability to quickly disperse oxygen through its body makes it the ultimate athlete. Oh yeah? Let's see a pirate perch go three rounds with Ronda Rousey.

By October 6, 2015


Teen says Apple Watch saves his life

Technically Incorrect: A Massachusetts high schooler has back and chest pains during football practice. He thinks it's nothing. Then his Apple Watch tells him his heart rate is twice what it should be.

By September 23, 2015


Slower-melting ice cream? Scientists may have it licked

Scientists work to conquer the problem of gooey ice cream dripping on your hands, with a protein that makes it more melt-resistant.

By September 1, 2015