Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
Sarah Emerson
climate change

Trump’s Comments on Climate Change Report Debunked by Scientist Who Wrote It

Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe took to Twitter to fact-check claims by Trump and the White House about the major climate change report.
Sarah Emerson
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Scientists accidentally discovered a plastic-eating enzyme that could revolutionize recycling

Scientists have found an enzyme that "eats" plastic, breaking the building blocks down into pieces that can be used to make plastics again
Frederick Tiffin
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thieves Allegedly Took This Homemade Yellow Submarine for a Joyride

The local fire department ended up having to pull the thing out of the San Francisco Bay.
Adam Forrest
VICE News Tonight on HBO

We spoke to the Russian scientist who helped create the toxin that poisoned a spy in Britain

The chemical agent is "at least 10 times stronger than any known toxic substance in the world."
Valerie Kipnis
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Using drones to gather whale snot — for science

Who wouldn't want to fly through clouds of snot?
Dexter Thomas
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Why some TV meteorologists are still climate skeptics

TV meteorologist James Spann won’t talk about climate change on the air — and we asked him why
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Future Days

Can Dubstep’s Legacy Be Rescued from the Fart Chamber of History?

Looking back at three seminal compilations, it's possible to imagine a world where the genre stuck to its roots and avoided the bros.
Drew Millard

Scientists Say Climate Change Might Not Be Destroying Coffee Plantations After All

A new study from the University of Exeter throws cold coffee on the theory that climate change has caused the bean-destroying coffee rust fungus to spread, destroying plantations in Central and South America.
Phoebe Hurst

Meet the 28-Year-Old Geneticist Fighting the Future of Superbugs

The World Health Organization says by 2050, infections caused by ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death, but this French scientist may have found the solution.
Nathalie Lagerfield

Meet the Illustrator Behind The Cover of the 1982 Dub Reggae Classic ‘Scientist Wins the World Cup’

Jamaica didn’t qualify for the 1982 FIFA World Cup but Tony McDermott’s cover suggests otherwise.
Tim Scott

Canada Just Announced More Money for Its Young Scientists

After speaking out to Motherboard, young scientists get some good news.
Kate Lunau