What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?
Something seems a little off here…
The International Bitterness Unit explained
The creations of this London bartender are among the tastiest marriages of art and science. In his new book, he reveals some secrets.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
The incredible Mr. Limpet
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
Nautilus includes a centrifuge and inflatable parts
If a stem cell treatment replaced the most common cosmetic surgery procedure, it could pave the way for much wider medical use of the potent little cells
It's all about enrichment
Adjustable eyeglasses and smarter stoves for developing nations
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
Historians haven't seen scientists this politically engaged since 1964
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 4
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Kansas kids dig deep and discover a mystery about the fats in french fries.