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Watch RNA sequencing and astronomy expressed as dance

Every year, Science magazine challenges PhD students to explain the topic of their thesis in the form of dance. This year's finalists are in.

By October 27, 2014


New technology could help contain spread of Ebola

A high-tech diagnostic method could speed identification of the virus, a key factor in combating epidemics.

By September 25, 2015


Early bird or night owl? It could be in your genes

Being a morning person or a night owl could be genetic, suggests a study based on the habits of fruit flies. Waiter, there's a fly in my coffee!

By May 15, 2015


Rapping scientist lays the diss on cancer

A PhD student developing a new drug that could improve chemotherapy treatment and patient survival rates has described his research over some sick beats.

By March 15, 2015


NASA creates ingredients of life in harsh simulated space conditions

New research might shed light on how we got here by demonstrating that chemical components of our DNA could be produced in the brutal conditions of space.

By March 4, 2015


Sneaky 'nanobeacon' delivers smackdown to cancer cells' defenses

By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.

By March 3, 2015


Simple paper 'litmus' test detects disease, infection

Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute have developed a simple, printed paper test that could be used for pathogen detection, including cases of ebola.

By October 28, 2014


Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014


Researchers 'edit' faulty DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.

By April 22, 2014


Help NASA find where planets are born

NASA has turned to crowdsourcing for help in its search for embryonic planetary systems that the Hubble can study.

By February 3, 2014