The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
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Not content with laying its eggs inside a caterpillar's body, a parasitic wasp then turns the host into a zombie babysitter
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Florida citrus could get a colorful new makeover
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
How the World Wide Web has changed science
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The finalists for Smithsonian's annual nature photography contest are in, and they're stunning.
Grocery-store produce behave differently in light and dark, study finds.
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists, the battle to resuscitate the world's favorite fruit has begun--a race against time that just may be too late to win
If a few very smart neuroscientists are right, with enough number crunching and a powerful brain scanner, science can pluck pictures—and maybe one day even thoughts— directly from your brain
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
This mobile-phone system helps you choose a sunscreen and tells you when to reapply
Engineered to thrill fans and intimidate opponents, the eagles' new NEST is tricked-out and ready to rumble.
A judge's ruling to cut down trees that block solar panels is just the tip of the iceberg for a growing conflict in California