Researcher He Jiankui claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month, a move that many scientists condemned as premature. On Nov. 29, China ordered Mr. He's team to stop its gene-editing experiment, with a top official calling the project "shocking and unacceptable."
On Nov. 26, the Insight lander is scheduled to touch down on Mars. NASA last attempted a Mars landing – full of risks, tricky conditions, and delayed communication – six years ago. If it goes smoothly, the spacecraft will spend two years gathering data on the red planet.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
Through advances in technology and new government funding, more and more remains of soldiers killed since World War II are being identified. The process is bringing closure to families who have been wondering for more than 70 years what happened to their loved ones.
Elon Musk announced that billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be on board for SpaceX's first private moon flight in 2023. Mr. Maezawa plans to invite artists, architects, and designers to travel with him as his guests in order to create a work of art that reflects the experience.