A researcher explains how to control your subconscious.
The now-extinct giant beaver once lived from Florida to Alaska.
Plus fungus-eating bee larvae
Africa's rapid growth is not affecting the continent equally. Here's a look at five African countries that represent some of the brightest spots.
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
Inducing therapeutic hypothermia can prevent damage from oxygen deprivation in trauma patients
Or could it be that steroids have a lasting effect?
How new medical tech gets injured stars off the disabled list and onto the field
Grab another beer guys, carbo-loading could lead to longer lives say scientists
A remote control toy could help NASA scientists better understand Earth's polar regions
Stem cells, Parkinson's pills, and viruses that improve your DNA: The next generation of performance enhancers won't show up on a urine test
Tens of millions of starfish-like creatures live side by side on an underwater mountain.
Sandia and Oak Ridge national labs aim to bust the million trillion calculations-per-second barrier
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
A natural hormone boosts social skills for autistic patients
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
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
Tips to get your own invention ideas off the ground from Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Segway's Dean Kamen, futurist Ray Kurzweil and more
A naval strategy to detonate 70 million mines calls for high-tech showers of darts
Realistic videoconferencing is the single most important development in the future of the workplace, and it's already begun to arrve. Prepare to face the boss
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
We've seen the future, and it is wonderfully weird here's 24 photos to prove it
The man behind the world's most powerful camera confronts killer viruses, nude sunbathers and the San Diego Padres
Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
A compendium of the fastest things the world has to offer, and a celebration of the technological breakthroughs that feed the rush
New electronic voting machines are supposed to prevent another Election Day disaster, but these paperless PCs could make hanging chads seem like a minor nuisance.
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
Space-launched darts that strike like meteors
Chuck Cramer, consumer watchdog
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
3 radical ideas, but any real science? We ask the experts.
We go remote-control deep-sea fishing with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
If historical patterns repeat themselves, the next ice age will occur within about 2,000 years.
What's it take to pilot a floating city? Our man reports from the (simulated) bridge.
Chemical senses research: New-car aroma can be hazardous to your health.
Inventors: Meet Michael Worden, a classic amateur inventor.
New designs and materials will make future skyscrapers sturdier, safer, and smarter.
What takes place inside a fuel cell is electrolysis in reverse
We explore the more practical next-gen vehicles that you might actually see on the road in the future
About the size of "Abraham Lincoln's head on a penny," the device could travel through your body to deliver drugs and take samples.
Lawmakers look to new nuke plants to fuel the coming hydrogen economy.
A machine eats, digests, andâ€”well, you knowâ€”all in the name of art. It's amazing, but it ain't pretty.
In search of the perfect combustible fuel
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
Subtle movements create current
Precision is paramount when aiming missiles--more so than when driving to the mall--and $150,000 per system scores the primo parts.
Superior-optics binoculars are the top priority. Then, if you want to follow Whitney's lead, digital recorders and a digital scope/camera combination.
Way bigger budget, way bigger needs--controlling weapons and sensors while flying a fighter plane in combat--result in way better head-up display.
Amazing inventions of 2004
A peek at our nonlethal arsenal
Energy: Some say it's too big a job, but scientists would sure like to try.
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Nuclear energy is looking like it will be a big part of a fossil-fuel-free future in the U.S. But the big question remains as big as ever: What's to be done with the waste it generates?
For a 24-hour view of one of the most vibrant coral reefs on Earth, book a room at the world's first underwater hotel
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
A peek inside the simple gears and complicated math that make up one of the coolest devices in your house
Stress wrecks your head -- and, sometimes, the truth.
Nerdy Mad Libs Fool the Experts
A kinetic missile that flies at mach 7
Scientists find an unexpected new source of stem cells.
Medical invention: Doctors unveil the latest in mechanical parasites.
"Thermopower waves" could be a brand-new way to produce electricity
New research shows they work wonders in cancer-riddled mice.
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
Statistics: A study of child suicides sparks a grisly debate.
The Extreme Light Infrastructure will be built in Eastern Europe
Medicine: Botox can also help the genuinely young.
Scientists teleport atomic particles and push quantum computing closer to reality.
The FDA sidesteps human safety trials to clear a risky anti-nerve-gas pill.
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
It's called dielectrophoresis, a new technique for growing microwires.
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
More than 70,000 residents have returned to the city. But is it still dangerously polluted? Experts clash over the answer
A mega-drill will go where no machine has gone before: into Earth's mantle
Salty ice could keep ocean currents flowing
An eco-hip acoustic fridge debuts. But is anyone listening?
When a 747 gets struck by lightning, it might be more shocking for the onlookers than the passengers
How can a magnet move a copper penny?
Drug lords, millionaire wannabes and the North Korean government have perfected methods for knocking off our most valuable greenback. Now the scientists in charge of making the real dough are fighting back with an unfakeable (for now) $100 bill
A new test for HPV has been cleared as way to screen for cervical cancer, but doctors are concerned that it doesn't do enough to protect younger women.
Mercury used to be lots of funâ€”before we knew that it could kill you. Hereâ€™s how several pounds of it made the first electric motor spin
The military's integrated system finally catches up to--and in some cases surpasses--civilian all-weather apparel and equipment.