Sarah is a Boston-based writer covering science and technology. She's interested in the philosophical questions of science and technology and has been known to wax poetic about dead mathematicians and the ennui of light particles from time to time.
back in time
4.21.2021 6:00 PM
Dead Sea Scrolls: A.I. reveals the hidden author of a crucial Bible text
With machine learning, scientists are now peering back in time.
4.18.2021 12:00 PM
One surprising way robot lawnmowers will help the Earth
Your Roomba is getting an upgrade.
4.17.2021 2:30 PM
Scientists debunk a long-held theory about oysters, chocolate, honey, and Spanish fly
Can aphrodisiac foods really stimulate your sex life? The answer is chemically complicated. "Don't expect a magic bullet," says Bryan Le, Ph.D.
best of both
4.15.2021 5:11 PM
Part-human, part-monkey: welcome science's newest chimera embryos
Don’t worry, there are not human-monkey babies — yet.
4.12.2021 1:01 PM
A revolution in 3D printing could help scientists speak to spiders
Researchers from MIT have designed a 3D model that helps them listen to the music of spiders, and maybe even speak with them.
4.11.2021 12:00 PM
Creepy robot skin answers 3 questions about the future
The questions you’ve always wanted to ask.
4.10.2021 1:30 PM
Best pasta shape? Geometry debunks a popular food myth
Is all pasta created equal? Not according to a geometric analysis of pasta shapes.
shine a light
4.7.2021 12:30 PM
Engineers are on the brink of breaking a massive encryption barrier
The ultimate key is literally at your fingertips.
4.4.2021 12:00 PM
Why A.I. knows who you find attractive better than you do
Researchers have designed a brain-computer interface that can generate uniquely attractive images based on your brainwaves.
4.3.2021 1:30 PM
One change to your coffee routine could save a beloved animal, scientists say
Time to put your conservation where your mouth is — literally.
pump the breaks
3.31.2021 3:00 PM
Frozen antimatter study to 'alter our understanding' of the universe
Researchers have for the first time slowed down an antimatter atom using lasers to more precisely study this physical phenomena.
3.30.2021 6:02 PM
Scientists grow human muscles in pig embryos for the first time
Researchers have demonstrated how pig embryos could be used to grow human muscle tissue that can be used to treat graft-resistant injuries.
3.27.2021 3:00 PM
5 ancient secrets revealed by modern technology
Decades or even centuries after their discovery, these arcane discoveries are finally being uncovered.
3.25.2021 10:30 PM
Physicists are on the brink of redefining time
Time is a construct — and it’s made of atoms.
3.24.2021 6:00 PM
Tiny robots can now smuggle drugs into brain tumors
The future of cancer treatment may be robot-delivered.
3.23.2021 12:00 PM
Brood X: Cicada experts reveal the truth about eating bugs
Periodical cicada Brood X will be ascending upon us this summer and they might just be the tastiest summer treat.
awe and dread
3.17.2021 6:00 PM
Virtual reality could solve a century-spanning philosophical mystery
A team of psychologists are using VR to investigate the sublime and understand how different mediums might affect it.
shades of brown
3.15.2021 9:30 PM
Human waste could solve aviation's biggest problem
Researchers have devised a way to transform human waste into green biofuel by manipulating its chemical composition.
3.12.2021 1:00 PM
Tiniest gravitational field ever created may solve a mystery Einstein couldn't
Researchers are closer than ever to a grand unifying theory.
3.10.2021 7:00 PM
CRISPR could be the end of opioid abuse — study
After success in mice, CRISPR could be used to treat chronic pain in the future.
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