What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
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?
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If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Holy reticulated snake spine! A fossil reveals a 2,500 pound prehistoric python (along with some surprising facts about global temperature)
Featuring a snake whose centipede dinner tried to claw out of its body and other… interesting examples
Plus, hairy ice
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
This mini telescope captures budding disease in 3-D
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Behold the majesty of lasers
A mass animal-hunting contest that actually, well, makes sense.
Snake Venom Reflects More Than 100 Million Years of Evolution
An interview with Peter J. Bentley, PhD, author of The Science of Why S*hit Happens
Out of the wild
Not just for fictional villains anymore
The smallest of 3,100 known species, this snake is as thin as a spaghetti noodle
Practical jokes from invisible ink to dangling a car off a bridge
Emerging viruses: Scientists scramble to find the natural hosts before they spawn another outbreak.