$3.9M project on self-deleting genes takes aim at mosquito-borne diseases

To control mosquito populations and prevent them from transmitting diseases such as malaria, many researchers are pursuing strategies in mosquito genetic engineering. A new Texas A&M AgriLife Research project aims to enable temporary “test runs” of proposed genetic changes in mosquitoes, after which the changes remove themselves from the mosquitoes’ genetic code. The project’s first […]

Apple’s AirPods Max take aim at high-end over-the-ear headphones

It almost looks like a pair of giant apple watches strapped to your head. (Apple /) The little white stick protruding from Apple’s AirPods has become an instantly recognizable cultural object since the company first announced the wireless earbuds way back in 2016. When the AirPods Pro showed up in 2019, they upped the performance—and […]

Zeta takes aim at a hurricane-weary Gulf Coast

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Zeta, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m. ET). (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR via AP) Louisiana braced Wednesday for what is expected to be its third hurricane strike this year as Zeta, the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane […]