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PBS doc 'Human Nature' explores the delicious origins of CRISPR

How bacteria living in yogurt became the genesis of the gene-editing revolution.

Innovation

'Social Dilemma:' Netflix film director explains hidden cost of social media

Jeff Orlowski, director of Netflix's "The Social Dilemma," explains how companies like Facebook and Twitter have come to wield large-scale power.

Culture

37 Genius Things That Work So Well They Should Cost Twice As Much

Remote Momentum

How a global nonprofit was able to keep boots on the ground across the world

“There is a wealth of human ingenuity out there — we just have to create space for it.”

The Abstract Podcast

Hate, justice, and The Umbrella Academy: The science of social consciousness

In this episode, we discuss how the science behind hate crimes could help us stop them from happening in the first place.

Culture

Scientist warns a new sci-fi novel challenges how we think about robots

Novel Little Eyes is earning critical acclaim. But a roboticist says the book reveals the dire consequences of bugs in the system.

Ballot box

New study debunks idea that voting by mail will cause electoral chaos

Politicians on either side of the aisle would have you believe that vote-by-mail could radically change election results. The science suggests otherwise.

The Abstract Podcast

Women in science: A historically bumpy ride

Female scientists motivate us all to advance in whatever field we choose, thanks in part to the painstaking pioneers who helped blaze the trail.

Culture

32 Life Hack Products Reddit Is Obsessed With

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The Abstract Podcast

Happier together: How to live with predators and your partner

The latest science suggests that humans need to learn how to coexist, for both our neighbor’s sake and our own.