The Internet of Things
The principles that gave rise to the Internet are now leading to a new kind of network of everyday devices, an "Internet-0"
The Hidden Genetic Program of Complex Organisms
Biologists assumed that proteins alone regulate the genes of humans and other complex organisms. But an overlooked regulatory system based on RNA may hold the keys to development and evolution
Hitting the Genetic Off Switch
A host of start-ups is speeding development of a new class
of drugs that block the action of RNA
Dying to See
Studies of the lens of the eye not only could reveal ways to prevent cataracts but also might illuminate
the biology of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases in which cells commit suicide
Can hurricanes and other severe tropical storms be moderated or deflected?
A Universe of Disks
New research reveals the dynamics of the spinning disks of gas that surround young stars and gargantuan black holes
Fixing the Vote
Electronic voting machines promise to make elections more accurate than ever before, but only if certain problems--with the machines and the wider electoral process--are rectified