Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
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"Being pro-science is the only way we make sure that America continues to lead the world."
Ten minutes, no rules, winner takes all
That's the (golden) ticket!
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
Popular Science is inside the U.N., where 150 heads of state are talking global warming. Will they put momentum behind an international treaty in 2015?
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
A new "consensus statement" on sports concussions deals with protective equipment and sports rules, among other things.
With a decade of war winding down, post-traumatic stress disorder is an increasingly urgent problem. Will the Army's efforts work?
Most of the world's ocean species died--and lots of land-based ones, too--and it might have been the fault of a microbe.
Humans can predict the future when we have some evidence--like clouds and the smell of rain hinting at a storm. But can we anticipate future events without sensory clues?
Maybe that's why we can't seem to find them
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
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
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.