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.
The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.
Brett Zarda reports on an intriguing patent application
"Being pro-science is the only way we make sure that America continues to lead the world."
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
Music piracy? Who cares. Wait until people start copying iPhones.
All of that studying just might have contributed to your Freshman Fifteen
What a bunch of nerds.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
How do we defeat the world's deadliest creature?
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Book of the month: Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science
The human genome was just the start
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Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one