You Shouldn't Freak Out About the Antibiotic Apocalypse

A team of scientists has discovered a gene that renders bacteria resistant to colistin, a so-called last-resort antibiotic doctors use when other drugs have failed. This is very bad news, and yes, it could usher in a post-antibiotic era—if we let it. But here’s why you shouldn’t panic just yet, and what you can do… »11/19/15 1:15pm11/19/15 1:15pm

Federal "Meth Lab" Was Less Breaking Bad, More Terrible Science Fair Experiment

The news that an explosion at high-tech federal science lab last month might have been caused by meth production quickly precipitated a string of Breaking Bad jokes. But as became clear at a U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on Friday, this particularly meth lab was nowhere near as sophisticated as Walter White’s. It… »8/22/15 11:00am8/22/15 11:00am

How Long Will It Be Until You Can Get an Anti-Aging Pill?

Last month a team of doctors and scientists made the case to regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider approving anti-aging drugs as a new pharmaceutical class. Such a designation would treat aging as disease rather than a natural process, potentially opening the door to government funding for… »7/29/15 3:30am7/29/15 3:30am

Who Needs Google's Dreaming Robot? Just Eat Some Shrooms Instead

The first week of July 2015 will forever be known as the week the internet freaked out about a bunch of triiiiiiippy images generated by a snoozing computer. Please. In my day we didn’t need Google to help us see melting dog faces with six eyes that are actually snails with centipedes crawling on their shells. We did… »7/10/15 5:45pm7/10/15 5:45pm