Next-Generation Smartphone Battery Inspired by the Gut

A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery – which could have five times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery – overcomes one of the key hurdles preventing their commercial development by mimicking the structure of the cells which allow us to absorb nutrients. 10.26.2016 Researchers have developed a prototype of a next-generation lithium-sulphur[…]

The Seeds of the Alt-Right, America’s Emergent Right-Wing Populist Movement

Clockwise, from left: White nationalist William Pence, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, white nationalist Richard Spencer, British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, professor Kevin MacDonald, and Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart. Nick Lehr/The Conversation By Dr. George Michael / 11.23.2016 Professor of Criminal Justice Westfield State University In recent months, far-right activists – which some have labeled the[…]

Chinese Patient is First to be Treated with CRISPR-Edited Cells

Researchers used molecular scissors called CRISPR/Cas9 to engineer immune cells that were then injected into a patient with lung cancer, Nature reports. By Dr. Tina Hessman Saey / 11.16.2016 Chinese scientists have injected a person with CRISPR/Cas9-edited cells, marking the first time cells altered with the technique have been used in humans. Researchers used the powerful[…]