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Bees show off their personalities with their willingness to explore
Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster
What does 7 billion look like in a browser window?
How climate change has shifted spring's emergence
Where the human body implodes, and more milestones on the way to the bottom of the ocean
At the bottom of the sea, Colin Devey studies how our continents move away (and toward) each other.
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
Not content with laying its eggs inside a caterpillar's body, a parasitic wasp then turns the host into a zombie babysitter
How the World Wide Web has changed science
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
Grocery-store produce behave differently in light and dark, study finds.
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
An invisible world of microbes
The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
Man's best friend? Not if the man is on trial and the dog is an expert "nose witness" who may be more convincing than reliable.
And it's open source, so you can make your own at home.
RFID could make missing baggage a thing of the past
Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
It may even replace DNA sequencing in forensic investigations