This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion
Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.
Bad Cholesterol Isn't Actually Always Bad
But pinpointing the exact moment it turns against you can be surprisingly tricky.
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Anicca Harriot Is Dabbing Her Way to the Stars
The 20-year-old biophysical sciences student went viral after posting a tweet calculating the angle of her dab, but that’s just one of many sci-tech accomplishments so far—and yet to come.
Under a Microscope, Heavy Metals Look Like Crystal Kingdoms
Chemicals and equations are a glimmering audiovisual feast in this macro 4K film.
The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life
In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
Crops that Can Grow in the Dark? Not Yet, But It’s a Step
It's not exactly plants that grow in the dark, but new research points that way to more sunlight-efficient crops.
How Nuclear Engineering Launched This Ice Cream Master's Career
After his nuclear engineering work was suspended in Russia—due to Chernobyl— one Cuban returned home, only to discover that his passion for ice cream would take him down a completely different path entirely.
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This Minecraft World Teaches Kids the Basics of Biochemistry
Enter the crazy block world where some architecture is actually made of protein blocks.
A Far Out Theory Asks If Underground Life Could Live Off Cosmic Rays
And we might be able to find such life right here on Earth—hypothetically, of course.
Biochemists Create a Programmable Cell Membrane
A new synthetic approach to modeling cell signalling offers hope for a huge range of so-far incurable diseases.
Bioartist Takes Beautiful Macro Photos of Crystallizing DNA
Biochemist-turned-bioartist Linden Gledhill's latest crystalized DNA prints show the beauty of the proteins that make up every living organism.
Researchers ‘Hack’ the Broken Cellular Signals Behind Cancer
Resetting the body's cancer trigger.