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Skeletal stem cells found in humans for first time, promising new treatments for fractures and osteoporosis

Researchers have finally triumphed in a decadeslong quest to identify human stem cells that reliably develop into the bone, cartilage, and other tissues that make up the body's skeleton. The discovery, from a team that had previously identified such cells in mice, could pave the way for new treatments for fractures, joint damage, and osteoporosis.

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Glimpse: on the promise of a future with artificial wombs, and why it's being stopped by the present

Given the speed at which reproductive technology has advanced over the past few decades, it doesn't feel all that far-fetched: A future in which anyone can have a baby, regardless of creed or need, whenever they feel like it.

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ExxonMobil agrees to join oil and gas climate change alliance

U-turn means company will join BP, Shell and Total in contributing $100m to project

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