Study shows placenta truly is a bacteria-free zone

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has found evidence indicating that the human placenta is a sterile environment. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their study of the placental ...

After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033... or 2060

On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations."

Calling it a 'war on science' has consequences

National Geographic's March 2015 cover story provided a thoughtful discussion around the question of "Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?" The actual cover, however, simply said "The War on Science."

Robotic crystals that walk n' roll

Scientists at Waseda University may have come a step closer to innovating soft robots to care for people. Its material, however, is something you may have never expected.

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