Scientists call it 'the first self-replicating species we've had on the planet whose parent is a computer'
The tiny single-cell plants eat, reproduce, and then sweat fuel
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here´s one start-up's plan for converting oil from algae-yes, algae
To commemorate World Food Day, we look back on science's role in alleviating the hunger crisis. Whale breeding, desert sugar factories, and oyster soup capsules, yum
A step towards bio-batteries
The most complete vertebrate symbiosis ever discovered
The algae systems can capture most of the phosphorus and nitrogen in runoff
Ten students who are improving MRIs, cancer treatments and human-robot interaction--between classes, of course
The lean, green tech machines of the year.
New cell transformation technique skips stem-cell intermediary stage
And what that means for the environment
Big problem, small budget? Tap the affordable talents of brainy undergrads
New research confirms a theory: high-frequency acoustic waves can be converted to light
Green technology is on the rise, but the U.S. still consumes an enormous amount of fossil fuels
Ten amazing projects built by teens.
See how scientists are learning from the most common form of life on Earth to fight cancer, produce ethanol and maybe even grow crops on the moon