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This New Form of Light Is a Physical Molecule, Here’s How We Made It

Photons are oddballs. When they’re not busy being waves, they’re massless particles that can travel at light speed because, well, that’s what they are, little packets of light. For decades it was also thought photons didn’t interact with each other, but recently researchers have discovered how to bind photons together as though they were molecules. […]

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Two-Thirds of All Cancers Are Caused by One Thing: Your DNA

Cancer is made of cells, just like anything. A cancerous tumor is simply a collection of cells, that are rebelling. There are trillions of cells in the human body (estimates range from about 15 to 70 trillion, it’s hard to say for sure). All these cells are making copies of themselves, replicating and copying their […]

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Your Textbooks Are Wrong, This Is What Cells Actually Look Like

I still remember the moment. That’s something that I will never forget. The hair on my hands just stood up. It’s a microscopic universe within each cell. This is an unprecedented view of the cellular world, where we can actually see immune cells scooping up sugars in the ear of a zebrafish in real time. […]

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How Are Your Telomeres? They Could Be the Key to How Fast You’re Aging

Getting more sleep doesn’t just help you wake up refreshed in the morning. It can also literally keep you young. New studies show that those who are under stress and don’t get enough shuteye could age up to six times faster than they would otherwise, giving a whole new meaning to the term beauty rest. […]

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We Could Back Up The Entire Internet On A Gram Of DNA

If you think about it, DNA is basically nature’s hard drive. You are the result of a three-dimensional computer program, written in tiny compounds wound up inside the nucleus of all your cells. It’s a set of instructions, coded and saved that our bodies write and read to build proteins, construct cells, and perform thousands […]

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