Smart voice assistants are a popular way for people to get quick answers or play their favorite music. That same technology could make the laboratory safer for scientists and technicians who handle potentially infectious samples. Researchers now report a small, voice-activated device that can extract and pretreat bacterial DNA, helpingContinue Reading


The Biden administration’s move protects the world’s most abundant sockeye salmon run and a vital commercial fishery. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican, said the veto “sets a dangerous precedent.” By Max Graham The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday a move to protect one of the world’s largest salmon runs—inContinue Reading