China just became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. It's a technological achievement and another sign of China's capabilities and ambitions in space.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.
Originally found in a bucket of urine by an alchemist searching for the elixir of life, the race is on to find a way to rescue Element 15 from permanent exile in our rivers and streams.
Five major finds this year adds to our understanding of evolution and ancient life history.
China has become the first to land on the far side of the moon. And unlike previous uncrewed moon landings, it relied on sophisticated technology rather than luck.
Less than 10 percent of plastic waste has been recycled – a factoid recently crowned statistic of the year.
Chinese researcher, Jainkui He claims to have created the world's first genome-edited twins. Such action would pose unknown risks to the lives of these children and to humanity as a whole.
Gene editing through CRISPR may have greater consequences than climate change or unleashing the energy of the atom.
A Chinese scientist claims to have edited human DNA to make us more resistant to HIV. Here's why that's not good news.
Forecasts of designer babies followed the announcement of the gene-edited twins, just as they have for any reproductive technology since 1978. This signals the public must learn more about genetics.
We don't know anything about the health of the baby girls who are reported to have been born. But it's clear scientists around the world are shocked.
Ancient stone tools found in what is now Algeria show early humans likely spread across Africa more rapidly than first thought.
The loss of the Siberian unicorn shows just how vulnerable some animals can be to environmental change that can impact on their food supply.
I've worked with NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project for 16 years. If you got yourself a ticket to Mars, here's how I'd advise you to prepare. And by the way, any mistake could kill you.