We are inching towards direct brain control of computers. Here’s when they'll be ready

We are inching towards direct brain control of computers. Here’s when they’ll be ready

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening on these so-called brain-computer interfaces ...
Your personal genetic makeup can determine whether you respond to a treatment, get worse, or even die

Your personal genetic makeup can determine whether you respond to a treatment, get worse, or even die

Henk-Jan Guchelaar knows all too well the serious problems that the side-effects of medication can cause. As a professor of clinical pharmacy at the ...
hand

Viewpoint: Depopulation conspiracy debunked. Western billionaires aren’t using GMOs to control Africa’s food supply

The truth is that African farmers need biotech crops as climate change makes farming an increasingly difficult profession ...
germs

How germs and ancient migrations help explain our world of ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’

The Gökhem graves provide hard evidence for the ancient community's demise: genetic traces of the plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis ...
Viewpoint: Europe's globally important wine industry threatened by pesticide, biotech phobias

Viewpoint: Europe’s globally important wine industry threatened by pesticide, biotech phobias

“Make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly.” That's the lofty goal of the European Union's (EU) Farm to Fork Strategy, ...
Are Sudanese Arabs?

Are Sudanese Arabs?

Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in Africa, split into two countries in July ...
Viewpoint: Calling Great Barrington Declaration endorsers 'COVID deniers' itself denies there are better strategies than lockdowns to contain the pandemic

Viewpoint: Calling Great Barrington Declaration endorsers ‘COVID deniers’ itself denies there are better strategies than lockdowns to contain the pandemic

We may not know for quite a while whether the three academics who wrote the Great Barrington Declaration are right or ...
Bog bodies of Europe: 2500-year-old, naturally preserved humans provide astonishing insight into ancient cultures

Bog bodies of Europe: 2500-year-old, naturally preserved humans provide astonishing insight into ancient cultures

The peat bogs of Ireland, Denmark, the U.K. and other European countries have yielded human remains for well over a ...
animal

African biotechnology advance: Vaccine breakthrough could prevent ‘catastrophic’ tick-borne diseases that cost farmers $19B annually

Livestock breeding is expected to be one of the engines of economic growth in Africa as it struggles to recover ...
neuralink

Viewpoint: The questionable science behind Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain hacking project

If thoughts, feelings and other mental activities are nothing more than electrochemical signals flowing around a vast network of brain ...
evolutionmain md

Why evolution always goes in one direction

The diversity and complexity of life on Earth is astonishing: 8 million or more living species – from algae to ...
offit vax cov

Video: Vaccine expert Paul Offit talks with Medscape’s Eric Topol on the pitfalls and promise of COVID ‘Operation Warp Speed’

[Editor's note: This interview can be watched in full at Medscape. Watch it here. Read a transcript of the interview ...
m l

Regenerative medicine and war: The next breakthrough in treating injured veterans?

Many Americans, and indeed people all over the world, were outraged when reports surfaced this past summer that President Trump ...
screen shot at pm

‘Detecting consciousness’: Living with a missing cerebellum and other mysteries of the brain

Can electrical impulses in the brain explain the stuff that dreams are made of? ...
stem

Viewpoint: Rethinking ‘critical race theory’ — What happens when broad racialist viewpoints ‘invade’ science?

“Schœlcher n’est pas notre sauveur,” declared protestors who toppled statues on the French territory of Martinique earlier this year—“Schœlcher is not our savior.” The reference ...
facial recognition threat

Resurrection of phrenology? AI’s quest to link facial features and criminality has a shady Victorian legacy

'Phrenology’ has an old-fashioned ring to it. It sounds like it belongs in a history book, filed somewhere between bloodletting ...
intersex

Stigmatization faced by people who underwent intersex surgeries to correct ambiguous genitalia

Eugene Robinson recovered from his double mastectomy on a hospital porch in Durham, North Carolina. It was August 1956, and ...
parenting facebookjumbo med hr

Debating group differences in intelligence: A conversation with philosopher Nathan Cofnas

Nathan Cofnas is an American philosopher and philosophy PhD Candidate at Oxford University. He is known for his works on ...
kostas

Viewpoint: Is there a scientific basis to ban gene drive technology that can rid us of virus-carrying rodents and mosquitoes?

Gene drives may be invaluable tools to control the spread of parasites, invasive species, and disease carriers. But the technology ...
‘Vaccine nationalism’: Will the spoils go to the victors in the vaccine race?

‘Vaccine nationalism’: Will the spoils go to the victors in the vaccine race?

Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine candidates are currently being developed. The way emerging vaccines will be distributed to those who need them ...
b c e d e

Podcast: Global population crash; Pesticide bans backfire; beef producing CRISPR male cows

CRISPR could enable farmers to produce more beef from fewer cattle, boosting farm sustainability. Lawsuits designed to get pesticides and ...
Facing taboos: Conversation with GLP's Jon Entine on sustainable agriculture, race and sports, 'Jewish genetics' and social investing

Facing taboos: Conversation with GLP’s Jon Entine on sustainable agriculture, race and sports, ‘Jewish genetics’ and social investing

Jon Entine is an American science writer. He is the founder and executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, a ...
Roundup Glyphosate Pesticides

Viewpoint: Mexico’s activist government pushes glyphosate ban that threatens food security and farmer welfare

Biotech giant Bayer is currently in the fight of its life against more than 100,000 lawsuits alleging its flagship weedkiller ...
images

Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t support health or sustainable farming⁠—and should not be subsidized

The health and environmental benefits claimed by organic agriculture are based on shaky scientific foundations ...
imperi e d ae d

Video: Is there an upside to soaring COVID-19 cases?

Most countries and models that have attempted to control COVID-19 situation have had one ultimate goal; trying to bring the ...
img x

What’s a life worth in dollars and cents? Should that influence who gets treated for expensive disease treatments?

Austin was three years old and Max was a newborn when their mother, Jenn McNary, learned they had a rare ...
how to make jasmine rice hero jpg bd c e fb

How GMO, gene-edited crops can keep cancer-causing heavy metals out of staple foods

One of the most pressing issues in public health is the presence of toxic elements in food, which potentially risk ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.