Excerpt: Math with Bad Drawings
You can hone your corpse pose by hanging out with actual corpses.
A scientist tells how LIGO changed his life
How college students like me get recruited into multi-level marketing, which seems to defy the laws of mathematics
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
By studying the way leaves shrink when they fossilize, a team of more than 100 high school students could build more accurate models of climate change.
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Big problem, small budget? Tap the affordable talents of brainy undergrads
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
Take a look at a few of cinema's most mind-boggling moments of scientific inaccuracy-plus a few rare films that manage to get things (mostly) right
Control your computer in three dimensions by giving your mouse the finger
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines--and even human limbs and organs
He distills the fundamental rules that govern birds, bees . . . all of nature.
His icy analyses offer disquieting news about our climate's future.
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
It's the oddest trade show on Earth: a staged prison uprising designed to spotlight high-tech antiriot gadgetry.
To an insect, air is as thick as oil. Michael Dickinson pursues the sticky question of how these creatures maneuver so flawlessly. The answers could spawn tiny new flying machines.
There may be a lot more biological diversity on Earth than meets the eye.