Boiling blood and exploding skulls.
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At McKinley Climate Lab, researchers create fearsome weather to test cars and planes.
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
Young Duck Kim uses graphene in a novel way
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
After staring at the sun for hundreds of millennia, humans still have burning questions about it
Several of Japan's nuclear power plants are experiencing serious damage from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Here's what you need to know to understand the news, as it happens
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Wind, solar, tidal—all are battling for the renewable-energy crown, but what about the six billion highly efficient short-stroke engines in our midst? What about us?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
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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?
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.