Category: Science

Two baby girls with leukemia ‘cured’ using gene-editing therapy

Two baby girls with leukemia ‘cured’ using gene-editing therapy

The baby girls were both given the experimental treatment only as a last resort, but clinical trials of the therapy are now getting underway in children and adults in the UK. An 11-month-old girl...

Helping or hacking? Engineers and ethicists must work together on brain-computer interface technology

Helping or hacking? Engineers and ethicists must work together on brain-computer interface technology

On June 3, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged a hug with French President Emmanuel Macron during...

‘Heat Islands’ Double the Cost of Climate Change in the World’s Largest Cities

‘Heat Islands’ Double the Cost of Climate Change in the World’s Largest Cities

An international team of economists has found that large cities may shoulder a disproportionate burden from climate change due to the amplifying effect of urban heat islands. While warming cities will bring big energy...

World Health Organization Calls Preventative HIV PrEP Drug an Essential Medicine

World Health Organization Calls Preventative HIV PrEP Drug an Essential Medicine

In the 36 years since HIV/AIDS spiraled into a worldwide pandemic, killing roughly 35 million people, medical science still hasn’t been able to defeat the immunodeficiency virus. One of the biggest breakthroughs in HIV...

How climate change helped Lyme disease invade America

How climate change helped Lyme disease invade America

When President Donald Trump announced last week that he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord, Yale epidemiology researcher Katharine Walter felt gutted. “[Global warming] is already happening,” she said, “and...

Apple, Google, and California are rebuffing Trump and trying to stay in the Paris climate deal

Apple, Google, and California are rebuffing Trump and trying to stay in the Paris climate deal

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump made what is surely to be one of the most fatefuldecisions of his presidency: The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. For hundreds of businesses, states,...