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A Silicon Valley startup with 20 patents under its belt just raised $400 million from SoftBank and Goldman Sachs to make materials from living things

Silicon Valley-based synthetic biology company Zymergen just announced a mammoth funding round. The goal is to move away from old, polluting manufacturing techniques.

Here’s how much metal it takes to make your iPhone

Your iPhone is a complex piece of machinery. Each phone contains a number of metals, including titanium, iron and gold. But there is far more aluminum than any other material.

A new type of glass that was discovered by accident can fix its own cracks — and would be perfect for smartphones

Note to smartphones makers: Drop whatever you're doing and make this a reality.

Earth entered a new epoch on July 16, 1945 — and that’s just the beginning of how humans have changed the planet

While nature is responsible for more than 5,000 of Earth's minerals, people are responsible for more than 200. That impact will be noticeable for many years.

There’s a scientific reason why reindeer antlers are so tough

Researchers have been curious why deer antlers don't break during fights with other deer.

Here’s which global industries have the biggest executive pay gaps between men and women

The gender pay gap is way higher in some sectors than in others.