Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.
Sure, a golden eagle can theoretically snag a baby. But the Haast's eagle hunted 12-foot-tall monster birds.
That video of a supposed golden eagle snatching a toddler in a Montreal park? Yeah, that's fake. Update: Confirmed.
Just wait 'til the beak comes at you.
Richard Stroud is the nation's chief medical examiner for wildlife, and he's getting a state-of-the-art lab. Poachers beware.
Sure, chimps and dolphins are smart. But did you know about the terrifyingly intelligent Komodo dragon, the paranoid squirrel, or the insect supervillain Portia labiata?
It can be 3D printed in just one step
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Nerdy art doesn't have to look dorky.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Seeing without sight
But don't you wish you lived in "The Tadpole"?
Abominable snowmen, sea serpents and dragons, oh my!
This chart tells you that "the linguistic standard of the presidential address has declined" over time. The problem is, it's wrong.
A state-by-state view of the obesity epidemic.
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
More Iranians than Americans worry about climate change.
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
From the December '67 issue: 'TV's Star Trek: How they mix science fact with fiction.'
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
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