Science and Technology

Top 10 Science Anniversaries to Celebrate in 2019

Identifying anniversaries to celebrate is not exactly the most pressing issue facing the scientific community these days. There’s much more important stuff. Like articulating the seriousness of climate change and searching for new knowledge that will aid in combatting it. Or coping with sexual harassment and discrimination. Or securing reliable funding from a nonfunctioning government. Not to mention figuring out what dark matter is.

Scientists Create DNA-like System to Help with Search for Alien Life

Scientists on Thursday announced that they were able to create a DNA-like molecular system that represents what an alternative to DNA-based life may resemble, in a bid to help researchers for searching for alien life. The alternative DNA system was created as part of a NASA-funded research that included scientists from universities across the United States.