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Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
Fact-checking Todd Akin
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
How Albert-László Barabási went from mapping systems to controlling them
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
A Stanford geneticist says humans have so many genetic mutations that we're less intelligent than our ancestors, and it's getting worse. Eugenicists 100 years ago had similar hypotheses.
With a decade of war winding down, post-traumatic stress disorder is an increasingly urgent problem. Will the Army's efforts work?
Drip, drip, drip
Ten of the brightest minds in science fiction imagine how we will live—on Earth and beyond—in the decades and centuries to come.
These down-and-dirty labors are hard, dangerous, and outright gross—and people love them anyway
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength.
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
New research strengthens the link between physical attributes and baby-making potential
It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment. Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies
A childhood without affection can be devastating, even if basic needs are met.
We wish these were April Fools pranks.
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Fighting the good fight
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.