Making Virtual Reality a Reality

Virtual reality technologies such as Oculus Rift and Magic Leap are becoming increasingly popular outside of the “gamer” crowd, but what could this trend mean for the development of young minds?

Bad News for Big Babies: The Elephant Fertility Crisis

Baby elephants are among the most adorable infants of the animal kingdom, with their oversize floppy ears, tiny soft eyes, and fuzzy rounded backs. But despite their popularity in American zoos, these babies are all too rare: Captive elephants are facing a population crash.

Counting Backwards: The Foggy History of the Ether Dome

SciJo productions explores the historic Ether Dome where William T.G. Morton made history on October 16, 1846 when he demonstrated the first public surgery using anesthetic (ether). filmed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Climbing Closer to Space Vacations

Space travel for recreation, or space tourism, could become a reality this year. But while some people are fighting to get their name on a space shuttle waiting list, engineers are talking about an alternative mode of ascension, by elevator

A Little Boy’s Battle for Birthday Cake

Over the past few decades, organ transplants have become promising and effective therapies for a variety of ailments, but some have improved more than others. The intestinal transplant has only recently become a viable option for patients like 5-year-old Alexander, suffering from severe short bowel syndrome.

Replanting the Tree of Life

Fossils may be set in stone, but our understanding of evolution changes daily. The advent of DNA sequencing has altered the animal tree of life from a simple ladder to a complex web, which constantly shifts with new information.