Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these new versions of the ...
Video: ‘One more tool in our toolbox’: The case for crop biotechnology

Video: ‘One more tool in our toolbox’: The case for crop biotechnology

Agriculture scientist Channapatna Prakash offers a crash course on agricultural biotechnology on this episode of the Nothing is Rocket Science ...
Video: The saga of how humans developed the ability to talk

Video: The saga of how humans developed the ability to talk

The evolution of our ability to speak is its own epic saga and it’s worth pausing to appreciate that. It’s ...
Video: Developing embryos show an immune response

Video: Developing embryos show an immune response

Incredible new research has shown that long before the development of organs or specialized immune cells, this simple protective layer, ...
Video: ‘Science over unjustified cautiousness:’ Why UK should abandon Europe's biotech crop rules

Video: ‘Science over unjustified cautiousness:’ Why UK should abandon Europe’s biotech crop rules

Many groups, including the Consumer Choice Center, have endorsed genetic technologies, and there is good reason to expect the UK ...
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Video: Mite vs mite—Farmers airdrop pest-munching predators into strawberry fields to protect their crops

Two tiny mites duke it out on strawberry plants throughout California. One is a spider mite that sucks the juices ...
Video: How will CRISPR and other forms of gene editing revolutionize our world?

Video: How will CRISPR and other forms of gene editing revolutionize our world?

Gene editing has the potential to eliminate genetic diseases and save lives. But one scientist has crossed an ethical line ...
Video: Is lying an innate human trait?

Video: Is lying an innate human trait?

Everyone lies. Even you and even me. We lie about small things and we lie about big things. We lie ...
Video: Why mosquitoes choose you

Video: Why mosquitoes choose you

Only female mosquitoes suck blood since they need it to produce their eggs. Knowing how a potentially disease-carrying female mosquito ...
Video: How the unique immune system of prehistoric-like jawless lamprey fish may unlock cures for brain diseases

Video: How the unique immune system of prehistoric-like jawless lamprey fish may unlock cures for brain diseases

You might expect to find these fish at the core of an ancient, distant asteroid, but we find them instead ...
Video: Infrared camera shows how COVID spreads through a room

Video: Infrared camera shows how COVID spreads through a room

More than 288,000 Americans have been killed by a virus that public health officials now say can be spread through ...
Video: Instead of paying with a credit card, what if you could simply touch a scanner with your finger?

Video: Instead of paying with a credit card, what if you could simply touch a scanner with your finger?

Instead of inserting a card or scanning a smartphone to make a payment, what if you could simply touch the ...
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Video: Some eggplants naturally repel insects. New software can monitor which ones, helping to cut pesticide use

The eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB), Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee, is the most destructive insect pest of eggplant. The larva feeds on ...
Video: Anti-COVID vaccine movement? How the Trump administration has eroded trust in science

Video: Anti-COVID vaccine movement? How the Trump administration has eroded trust in science

Distrust in the Trump administration has turned into distrust of science, adding to an already powerful anti-vaccine movement. Infectious-disease epidemiologists ...
Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

As Europe sees record coronavirus cases and deaths, Slovakia is testing its entire adult population. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw explains how ...
Video: How do you breed CRISPR cows? A crash course on animal gene editing

Video: How do you breed CRISPR cows? A crash course on animal gene editing

How do you breed gene-edited animals? This 30-minute video from the University of California, Davis details the making of a ...
Video: Elixir of life? If you want to live longer, consider injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria

Video: Elixir of life? If you want to live longer, consider injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria

People have been hunting down the legendary fountain of youth since antiquity. Does it exist? Could it ever, even theoretically, ...
Video: Fire Fauci? Trump suggests he will take ‘advice’ of chanting supporters and dismiss America’s infectious disease expert ‘after the election’

Video: Fire Fauci? Trump suggests he will take ‘advice’ of chanting supporters and dismiss America’s infectious disease expert ‘after the election’

Speaking at a campaign rally in Opa-locka, Florida, Trump expressed frustration that the surging cases of the virus that has killed ...
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Video: Viewpoint: The US wrote the global playbook on the coronavirus and then ignored it

A year ago, the United States was regarded as the country best prepared for a pandemic. Our government had spent ...
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Video and Infographic: Pandemic response has sent trust in science soaring after years of faltering

The global pandemic has renewed trust in science. Our annual research shows that appreciation for science and trust in scientists ...
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Video: How to boost your immune system to guard against COVID and other illnesses

Scientists have recently developed ways to measure your immune age. Fortunately, it turns out your immune age can go down ...
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Video: Antarctica research shows how isolation changes the brain

As humans grapple with pandemic-induced isolation, science is starting to offer insight into what may be happening in our brains when ...
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Video: Breaking the COVID genetic code: How genetic data revealed a secret coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus mutates as it moves through its victims. Infectious particles swabbed from a patient’s nose carry small but distinctive differences ...
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Video: We can ‘finally’ grow GMOs—Nigerian farmer explains why developing countries need biotech crops

Nigerian farmer Patience Koku discusses the GMO crop trials she is conducting on her farm, and why growers can "rise ...
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Video: Can drugs be made for viruses that do not exist yet?

[N]ovel coronaviruses seem to be making successful jumps to humans very roughly once per decade — and there’s no reason to think they’ll ...
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Video: GMO insect-resistant Bt corn vs conventional corn—which is more vulnerable to pest attacks?

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. A video of my farm on social media has attracted more than ...
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Video: What are the risks and benefits of animal gene editing?

University of California – Davis’ Alison Van Eenennaam answers questions on genome editing. Van Eenennaam discusses her research on hornless ...
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Video: Sperm are ‘spinners not swimmers’—because they are lopsided

Research by fertility scientists in the UK and Mexico challenges the accepted view of how sperm “swim”, suggesting that it ...
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