Or an alien hunter. Or Nate Silver. Or lots of other stuff.
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
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
Take a look in a book.
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
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.
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
The novelist Nicholson Baker makes a case against algebra
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
Scientists share their favorite stories.
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
A rare addition to the great ape family.
A rocket torpedo that swims in an air bubble
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
Google's education wing has devised school lesson plans based on the movie.
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others