Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Take a look in a book.
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
Google's education wing has devised school lesson plans based on the movie.
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A new microscope enables scientists to see the intricate 3-D structure of everything from cartilage to Velcro.
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
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
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
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A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
The virus collects in deep pockets in the intestine, and spreads from cell to cell in part by touch.
But one thing's for sure: This creature of the deep has an incredible memory.
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One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
Into the woods we go!
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