Can We Teach a Computer to Be Creative? Researchers at Apple write an algorithm that lets computers train other computers to learn patterns

Creativity is no small task. We do our best to cultivate and cherish the imagination of young children, and struggle to maintain those senses as we get older. But what exactly is creativity? Can its rules be written down? Is READ MORE

Which Workouts Burn the Most Calories? A new study shows how calorie consumption changes across different muscle groups and exercises

In addition to good diet, exercise is a cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle. Even a short walk during your lunch break can do wonders for your physical and mental health. Going to the gym for a resistance workout can increase READ MORE

The Genetic Origins of the Water Bear, Earth’s Most Resilient Organism What are the genetic mechanisms that allow tardigrades to survive such extreme conditions?

No living organism can survive in the dead of space, right? The unlikely exception: water bears. Also known by their scientific name, tardigrades, water bears are incredibly resilient microscopic aquatic animals. There are over 1000 species of the animal, and READ MORE

Pollution from Traffic Can Cause DNA Damage in Children Researchers compared the length of telomeres over the course of a year to see if they shortened with exposure to pollution.

Cars are everywhere. They are essential for our day to day lives, but these vehicles are a double-edged-sword. Cars emit exhaust gases, and those gases contain hydrocarbons. These molecules, as their name suggests, contain both carbon and hydrogen atoms. Hydrocarbons READ MORE

The Latest Cutting-Edge Water Filtration Technique Was Inspired By Your Kidneys Both scientists and start-ups are excited about using water-filtering proteins called aquaporins to make seawater drinkable.

The latest cutting-edge water filtration technique comes from a biochemistry process that predates even dinosaurs. It involves harnessing aquaporins, a protein in cell membranes which are present in all living things.

The Information Flow of Life Our genes are the software and our traits are the hardware, one pushing the development of the other.

From chemistry to biology to social networks, specific shared principles should guide how information is organized and how it cycles through these stacks. If this theory of common principles can be demonstrated, we would gain a deeper understanding of the flow of information through life.