You may have heard news about how scientists have discovered a species of waxworms that can digest plastic. An idea that may come in mind in light of this news may be “Oh, why don’t we farm the waxworms to eat our trash for us?” Unfortunately, the only way to deal with plastic pollution is with our own hands.
Should gene drives be used to wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes and other ecological problems? Given the research, it’s probably not a good idea.
Before you get too absorbed in a science article about a revolutionary new drug or treatment for some ailment, make sure that the study isn’t solely based on an experiment featuring lab mice—Just because something works in mice doesn’t mean it works in humans.
Ever wondered if you could ever regenerate your body parts like Wolverine? The axolotl salamander may be our best bet to make this super power a reality.
With every headline in the news, it appears Earth’s biodiversity is dying by the second. But while animal species are dying out in the jungles and ocean reefs, what’s happening to the species back at home?
The wilderness offers so many creative ideas for groundbreaking inventions. From snake robots to humpback whale-inspired turbine blades, there is no end to what nature can teach us.
Would it be possible to replace electric street lamps with bioluminescent glow? One French company certainly thinks so.