Thursday's science stories

Bryan Walsh
Nov 24, 2021 - Science

How to program biology like a computer

Illustration of a scientist holding a petri dish full of binary code
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Pentagon forms group to investigate UFO reports

The Pentagon
The Pentagon. Photo: NIck Kirkpatrick/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Miriam Kramer
Updated Nov 24, 2021 - Science

NASA probe launches on mission to redirect an asteroid

A screenshot of NASA's DART mission spacecraft launching into space.
Photo: NASA