Scientists expand the gene editing functions of CRISPR, making it safer and more precise. Plus, an insect-like robot can take off using-and from under-water. And Kelly and Zach Weinersmith ponder the good and bad of emerging technologies.
Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to document how different cultures deal with their dead. Now, she challenges us to develop a better relationship with mortality. Plus, two scientists want you to stop worrying and love spiders.
A look at the potential health hazards of the smoke and debris from California wildfires. Plus, a new book explains how hidden influences affect our behavior and feelings towards others. And a look at the science of Blade Runner 2049.
From other planets to our own future, writers can take us places we've never seen. Authors Cory Doctorow, N.K. Jemisin, and Annalee Newitz are among them. Plus, a recent meeting of the National Space Council signaled a shift of U.S. goals in space.