Science museums aren't always entirely scientific.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
Research has implications for long-term spaceflight, future space procreation
One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
It's hot down here, eh?
With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
Megafauna could have died out because of human activity.
Australia has always had the market cornered on enormous animals trying to kill you
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
Uh, some islands 'n' stuff?
The Australian government is trying to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the United Nations' "endangered" listing, but scientists say their plan isn't good enough.
Marcia McNutt talks about the power and importance of discovery