Critics have worried that the algorithm Facebook uses to determine what users see could be creating 'bubbles' that allow us to see only what we agree with. A new study finds that users are driving the trend more than Facebook itself.
The study has added urgency to recent calls from scientists, ethicists, and leaders in the biotech industry to take immediate, serious steps globally to weigh the legal, ethical, and social implications of manipulating DNA within heritable cells.
The Dragon cargo capsule is expected to arrive at the International Space Station Friday morning. The booster accurately targeted its landing spot – a barge – but came down 'a little bit too hard,' a SpaceX official said.
A planned launch on Monday was scrubbed because of weather. The effort by SpaceX represents the latest step in a bid to beat down the cost of launching payloads to space by developing a fully reusable rocket.
A new study suggests that less draconian restrictions could still put many troubled reefs on the road to recovery. This could reduce friction between conservationists and those who depend on the reefs for their livelihood.
After 15 years of below-average water levels, Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron are now well above normal, suggesting that climate change's impact on the fourth seacoast may be more complicated than previously thought.
From directives to strike references to climate change from official lexicons to proposed restrictions on which scientists may testify before Congress, politicization of science – from both right and left – threatens to erode public faith in science, science-policy experts say.