Honey just might be helpful in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Something something joke about sweet! Thanks, bees!
But if that doesn’t work, hey at least vampires were (are?) on to something! Young blood apparently IS better for you!
The US Air Force is looking for a better Space Fence. Tracking all the junk floating around our planet is complicated, and the legal issues around cleaning it up are even more so. In other news, I plan to start a company specializing in space janitorial services. That’s as far as I’ve gotten in the planning though.
Scientists have created the first living organism from artificial DNA! We now have a lab-created half-synthetic organism that can replicate itself (as long as it has help from its scientist buddies). Self-replicating synthetic organisms not found in nature? What could possibly go wrong! Science is awesome! And terrifying!
Speaking of which, some cool first steps towards a computer simulation of the human body. Could theoretically be useful for predictive/preemptive medical treatment for when, say, a self-replicating synthetic organism not found in nature somehow enters your bloodstream.