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Scientists Can Now Store Digital Images in DNA
Scientists Can Now Store Digital Images in DNA
In a recent experiment explained in a newly published paper, the team of researchers successfully converted the images pictured [in the article] into strings of DNA. They then retrieved them from the DNA and reconstructed the images perfectly, without ...
A model for higher education where all learning counts
A model for higher education where all learning counts
Imagine it's 2026, and you're one of a billion people using a new digital platform called the Ledger. So begins a new video from the Institute for the Future and ACT Foundation, envisioning a future system that would reward any kind of learning —...
We're on the path to losing large animals
We're on the path to losing large animals
In less than a hundred years, the majority of the planet's biggest beasts could become nothing more than a distant memory. By 2100, animals like leopards, great white sharks and elephants will be extinct unless conservation efforts step up, a new repor...
Harvard Has a New Center for Happiness
Harvard Has a New Center for Happiness
At a launch ceremony on Friday, the Harvard School of Public Health announced a $21 million initial investment in the happiness center. Its goal is to promote the role of what's broadly referred to as "positive psychological wellbeing" in bodily he...