New DNA evidence is solving the most fought-over question in Indian history. And you will be surprised at how sure-footed the answer is, writes Tony Joseph
The successor to NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope won't get off the ground next year after all.
A chance astronomical discovery illuminates the thin divide between chaos and order.
A Chinese team corrected the potentially fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.
Scientists are hopeful they can inject the gene-editing technology directly into the ear to stop hereditary deafness.
Elon Musk wants to blast you from New York to London in 29 minutes.
There is no red pill.
This versatile bot clads itself in different exoskeletons that let it tackle unique environmental challenges.
In Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment, a cat seems to be both dead and alive-an idea that strains credulity. These days, cats still don’t act this way, but physicists now regularly create analogues of Schrödinger’s cat in the lab by smearing the microscopic quantum world over longer and longer distances. Such “cat states” have found many homes, promising more sensitive quantum measurements and acting as the basis for quantum error-correcting codes-a necessary component for future error-prone quantum computers.
New detection of colliding black holes points to “incredibly bright” future for gravitational wave science.
Once genes that influence intelligence are identified, tools like gene editing and IVF could be used to make us smarter.
Recent discoveries have led some researchers to argue that the modern evolutionary synthesis needs to be reconsidered, and potentially replaced by Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. However, these ideas have been met with heavy skepticism by those scientists who subscribe to the MES theory.