Science for your smoocheroos.
Scientists share their favorite stories.
Chicoric Acid helps to decrease activity of Yersinia species
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
The best long-form stuff we read this year
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Leading scientists present their 2020 visions
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully understand--but I subjected myself to a battery of new tests in search of answers
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
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Ted Berger has spent the past decade engineering a brain implant that can re-create thoughts. The chip could remedy everything from Alzheimerâ€™s to absent-mindednessâ€”and reduce memory loss to nothing more than a computer glitch
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Nerdy Mad Libs Fool the Experts
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Because fake scientific journals weren't gnarly enough.
I can't believe that's science!
Apparently no one at the Romanian journal that ran it was a Thriller fan. Or realized Bernoulli hasn't published a paper since his death in 1782.
Internal and external pressure drive a rush toward prestige.
Brainy, offbeat, audacious: Meet the new generation of scientific innovators, and be awed.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.