CRISPR Gene-Editing Reality Check

Scientists are beginning to use CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat diseases and alter the human genome. But as research advances, the ethical dilemmas multiply. Which illnesses—and traits—should be eliminated from the human experience?

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Can We Cool the Planet?

Scientists look to geoengineering and other methods to cool the planet.

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Touching the Asteroid

Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx attempts to grab a piece of an asteroid to bring it back to Earth.

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A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

The creation of printing, the first information technology, drove empires and revolutions.

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A to Z: The First Alphabet

The birth of writing and the first alphabet were among the world’s most vital inventions.