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Being a Morning Person Is in Your DNA, Says 23andMe
Sleep

Being a Morning Person Is in Your DNA, Says 23andMe

The results of the new study point to 15 different DNA locations associated with being "a morning person."
This Microscope Can Detect Cancer Without a Biopsy
Science

This Microscope Can Detect Cancer Without a Biopsy

The new handheld microscope uses tiny mirrors and optical beams to zoom in and quickly create image scans at the cellular and subcellular level.
Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88
Obituaries

Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88

The MIT professor invented vital research equipment and consulted on Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Is a Step Closer
Health

A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Is a Step Closer

Scientists and researchers at MIT and Harvard, in collaboration with other university experts, have developed an implantable device that could prevent implanted insulin-producing cells from being attacked.
Look Hard, Stargazers: There May Be a 9th Planet in Our Solar System
Science

Look Hard, Stargazers: There May Be a 9th Planet in Our Solar System

'It was probably the runt of the family,' astronomer says of the mysterious Planet Nine.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Boldly Growing Where No Flower Has Grown Before
NASA

Boldly Growing Where No Flower Has Grown Before

ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly takes to Twitter to showcase the first flower grown in space.
Nina Zipkin
This Robot Is Like a Chauffeur for Slow Sperm
Science

This Robot Is Like a Chauffeur for Slow Sperm

This new method of fertilization is the latest discovery in a rapidly expanding field of microrobots being built for navigating the human body.
Study: Low-Fiber Diets Could Be Messing With Gut Bacteria Diversity
Personal Health

Study: Low-Fiber Diets Could Be Messing With Gut Bacteria Diversity

A lack of diversity is never a good thing, especially for our microbiomes, which may be a factor in obesity.
Laura Entis
Study: Single-Cup Coffee Makers Brew Lots of Germs, Too
Health

Study: Single-Cup Coffee Makers Brew Lots of Germs, Too

Wake up and smell the bacteria. Read on to learn how to clean your office's communal machine.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Every Science Textbook Is Now Out of Date
Science

Why Every Science Textbook Is Now Out of Date

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table.
Arjun Kharpal
Looking to Lose Weight? Researchers Say This Simple Switch Can Do the Trick.
Weight loss

Looking to Lose Weight? Researchers Say This Simple Switch Can Do the Trick.

It may seem silly, but a study shows using a different utensil can change your thinking.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Will Genetically Modified Salmon Help Feed the World, or Drive the Species to Extinction?
Food Tech

Will Genetically Modified Salmon Help Feed the World, or Drive the Species to Extinction?

Although the polarizing product likely won't come to market for years, it's already making waves.
Laura Entis
For Last Minute Gifts Consider Mark Zuckerberg's 22 Favorite Books
Books

For Last Minute Gifts Consider Mark Zuckerberg's 22 Favorite Books

The Facebook founder's reading list ranges from the sciences to global politics and economy, with one stop for science fiction.
Murray Newlands