So what is the difference between you and a rock? This seems like an easy, even stupid question. But even the smartest people on earth have no idea where to draw the line between living and dead things. Which leads to mind-blowing implications. What is life after all? And is death really a thing? Lets look into it together.
Your research team has found a prehistoric virus preserved in the permafrost and isolated it for study. After a late night working, you’re just closing up the lab when a sudden earthquake hits and breaks all the sample vials. Will you be able to destroy the virus before the vents open and unleash a deadly airborne plague? Lisa Winer shows how.
Is there a border we will never cross? Are there places we will never be able to reach, no matter what? It turns out there are. Far, far more than you might have thought…
Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded?
Our skulls are all unique, but they also share characteristics across groups of people. Scientists can use this information to learn a lot about the previous “owner” of the skull.
Clint Buffington has found 83 messages in bottles — and you could probably do it too. Vox’s Zachary Crockett and Phil Edwards found out how.