Worms are being used to research the human aging process. Scientists have come up with some astonishing results on the basis of experiments with tiny roundworms that only live a few weeks.
When a treasure hunter found a tiny mummified corpse in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago, many people believed it was that of an alien. Now genetic sequencing says they were wrong.
Biohackers conduct research far away from the establishment, in kitchens or garages. Their creations range from water filters to genetically modified organisms. The global movement wants to advance science for all.
Verne Troyer, who was best known for his performance as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, has died. He had recently received medical treatment, reportedly for alcohol addiction.
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
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