Regular traps can't hold them
The glove, still in its prototype stage, could prevent serious injuries in workers who handle toxic materials.
A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
You don't even need Congress to enact meaningful reform.
A new inflatable safety device could keep trapped coal miners alive until help arrives
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
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
The protostar and its protoplanetary disk are still in the process of being born.
What do ghosts and yawns have in common? They remain scientific enigmas.
New systems will use your cell phone to tell if your food is fresh
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Looking around for methane in Gale Crater, Curiosity found a whole lot of nothing. But that doesn't dash hopes of finding evidence of life on Mars some day.
A researcher is building a tool that will help police locate a body earlier -- and possibly tell when the victim died.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
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