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In the mid-20th century, colleagues-turned-rivals Maria Telkes and Hoyt Hottel engineered new ways of heating American homes.
India’s vultures have been driven to the brink of extinction in a matter of decades. Their loss threatens the well-being of the country’s human population.
Distillations talks to the 2019 Othmer Gold Medal winner about her work using nanotechnology to detect and treat disease.
Gene editing promises to revolutionize medicine. But how safe is safe enough for the patients testing these therapies?
Distillations talks to the biochemist about the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, the tool’s promise, and dangers of its misuse.
The latest painkiller revival has left a trail of bodies, with no end in sight.
Making eco-friendly cement is easy; the hard part comes later.
A painting bears the mark of Nazi brutality but also speaks to our capacity for kindness and bravery.
Is the mayonnaise substitute Just Mayo the future of food or just another product from the hype machine?
On January 28, 1969, workers were pulling pipe out of a freshly drilled oil well off the coast...
How do we think about a world that doesn’t yet exist?
Apart from being one of the latest fashions in food, what exactly is sous vide?
Is there any truth in truth serums?
The forgotten life of the scoundrel who created modern concrete.