Three new e-noses use three different methods to sniff out everything from freon to fatty acids
The heart was created, in part, using skin cells from people with Barth syndrome.
Keeping everything outside the body seems like a strange choice.
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Research on pig carcasses and a new body farm in Florida might offer some clues
Studies heralding the health benefits of our most sinful indulgences are a dime a dozen. But are they ever for real?
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
Honoring science's funniest research
Yes, technically, but not nearly enough.
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
100 years from now, what jobs will people be hating?
More baby boys are making it out of the gate, thanks to an increase in C-sections and better neonatal care
GPU-driven processing is bringing the predictive power of supercomputers to the radiology suite
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Ten of the brightest minds in science fiction imagine how we will live—on Earth and beyond—in the decades and centuries to come.
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?
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.
Residents of one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds shop, attend class-even run businesses. Soon you may do the same.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more