Finding ways to link health care data in a secure and confidential way.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
We need to know gene editing technology is precise before we try to use it to cure diseases.
A new study found the Cas9 gene editing scissors don't stop cutting after we tell them to.
Are microchips as secure as you think they should be?
As the microchip industry celebrates the 50th anniversary of chipmaker Intel's founding, engineers and researchers call for a complete rethinking of computer architecture.
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Culture plays a role in forming a child's identity, conversational style and memory. This has many implications for how to deal with children, from school to the judicial system.
Some philosophers believe that a very long life could easily become boring.
Math in yarn.
In this professor's class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by talking, drawing pictures, playing with beach balls – and knitting.
Artist’s impression based on real picture of Icecube lab.
A giant detector at the South Pole has observed a neutrino from a black hole in a distant galaxy for the first time.
A detector buried under more than a mile of ice in Antarctica has detected a high-energy subatomic neutrino and traced it to its origin, a blazar – a gargantuan black hole more than a billion times more massive than the sun.
Part of IBM Research’s quantum computer.
It is hard to predict when quantum computers will be strong and fast enough to crack the codes that keep bitcoin safe. But that day is coming.
A whale shark moves towards a piece of plastic in the ocean.
If we are truly invested in addressing the issue of marine plastic and offsetting the potential harms, we have to understand which fish eat plastic and which ones don't.
Never leave a dog in a hot car.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
England's out of the World Cup, but the UK can at least enjoy the weather... can't it?
Canadian runner Leslie Sexton crosses the finish line as the fastest Canadian woman to compete in the Toronto Marathon on October 22, 2017.
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New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that 'smart' nutritional supplements can be developed.
The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide.
Bejing. Bird flu is transmitted in various ways and the process needs to be studied in depth.
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A scientific question fascinates experts : under which conditions can bird flu virus be transmitted to humans by aerial particles, and what will be the consequences for those who aren’t immune?