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These groundbreaking MIT robots were inspired by biological cells

These groundbreaking MIT robots were inspired by biological cells

These computationally simple robots inspired by biological cells connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. The “particle robotics” system is the result of a
This Drug Could End H.I.V. Why Hasn’t It?

This Drug Could End H.I.V. Why Hasn’t It?

A solution to the AIDS epidemic may be at hand. But not everyone who needs it has access to it.
Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Female animals were once deemed too hormonal and messy for science. Some scientists warn it’s not enough to just use more female lab rats.
Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Female animals were once deemed too hormonal and messy for science. Some scientists warn it’s not enough to just use more female lab rats.
Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

Female animals were once deemed too hormonal and messy for science. Some scientists warn it’s not enough to just use more female lab rats.
You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

At the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, Ill., LabEscape combines popular escape-room elements with hard science.
You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

At the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, Ill., LabEscape combines popular escape-room elements with hard science.
You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

At the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, Ill., LabEscape combines popular escape-room elements with hard science.
You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

At the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, Ill., LabEscape combines popular escape-room elements with hard science.
Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

"I find that many new technologies are actually far less efficient than the tools they attempt to replace," said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review.
Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

"I find that many new technologies are actually far less efficient than the tools they attempt to replace," said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review.
Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

"I find that many new technologies are actually far less efficient than the tools they attempt to replace," said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review.
Scientists successfully 3D-prints heart from human cells

Scientists successfully 3D-prints heart from human cells

Professor Cal Dvir is the first person to engineer and print an entire heart filled with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers.
Scientists successfully revive brain cells in dead pigs

Scientists successfully revive brain cells in dead pigs

Scientists at Yale recently experimented with restoring function in the blood vessels of a deceased pig’s brain.
When a Black Hole Finally Reveals Itself, It Helps to Have Our Very Own Cosmic Reporter

When a Black Hole Finally Reveals Itself, It Helps to Have Our Very Own Cosmic Reporter

Dennis Overbye, cosmic reporter for The Times, answering readers' questions at his desk.
Meet Katie Bouman, one of the scientists who helped capture the first black hole image

Meet Katie Bouman, one of the scientists who helped capture the first black hole image

29-year-old Katie Bouman, a computer scientist, led a team that helped capture and develop the first-ever image of a black hole. Her excitement celebrating the development process is absolutely
How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

Sara Issaoun, a graduate student in the Netherlands who worked on the black hole project, said it was a diverse group effort that was “worth celebration.”
How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

Sara Issaoun, a graduate student in the Netherlands who worked on the black hole project, said it was a diverse group effort that was “worth celebration.”