No, it's not a superweapon.
Bye, bye, plastic.
A new science book peers at the exciting secret lives of ingredients
Cigall Kadoch is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016
Rosalind Franklin would have been 96 today.
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
Researchers have learned an immune mechanism to control pathogens is similar in humans and amoebae
Researchers have found this chemical can halt the spread of antibiotic resistance genes
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
Staphylococcus epidermidis uses a small protein to start and keep its colonies intact.
Yes, we are aware it comes in cubes
It's the strongest bio-inspired, waterproof adhesive yet.
Scientific opinion varies on the practicality of animal-free dairy.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
How many protein-coding genes does a human have? Far fewer than previously thought.
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
A new crowd-sourced effort found 35,000 promising molecules that could make light, flexible solar power materials.
A water slide for worms, the glorious C. instagram, and more
Researchers have pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose PTSD--and, eventually, treat it.
Street names aside, who comes up with crazy non-words like Zyrtec, tenofovir and Xeljanz?
Bone fibers contain an odd couple of gooey protein and crystallized mineral.
Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins.
Earth's biggest astronomy machine, inaugurated last week, will see farther into the past than ever before.
The lab-built material focuses radio waves better than anything that occurs in nature.
Food scientists hunt for the elusive "Goldilocks molecule" that makes gluten-free bread just right.
The yeast S. cerevisiae is instrumental in brewing ale. But did you know that it's also instrumental in helping scientists better understand cells?
Out of the wild
The sweet building block of life
In Taste Buds And Molecules, François Chartier concocts some unexpected pairings
Electrons were fooled into behaving as though they were in a magnetic field, with no magnets around
Microraptors like these used to roam the Earth
A different sort of computer virus gives drug developers new weaponry
Say goodbye to eye drops
Capturing the motion of macromolecules will help researchers make better HIV drugs
Watching how insects use plants shows that self-medication isn't just for complex animals
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Two of the three judges are also scientists
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
Cell biologists get observational omniscience
The human genome was just the start
He discovered the secret to ultrafast computing in the shell of a beetle
Scientists hope to strengthen aging brains by tweaking the behavior of DNA
The new metal-organic frameworks taste a bit like Saltines, apparently
At a cocktail convention, McGee and other experts unleash a cutting-edge arsenal of handy science
Could build better batteries, solar cells
The most complex machines ever built don't just hunt for obscure subatomic bits
The useful noble gas may provide a breakthrough way to store hydrogen for fuel
A chemical sniffer combined with a scalpel is slated to begin human clinical trials next month
Your saliva holds clues to your history and your health
Thanks to particle accelerators, paleontologists can now don the best X-ray specs in the world
Linda B. Buck, co-winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, retracts a 2001 Nature paper, citing irreproducible results.
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
Our ancient quest to create androids is about to destroy the boundary between humans and machines. Futurist, author and inventor Ray Kurzweil explains how
Cancer-killing nanoparticles, fat-fighting nucleic acids and more breakthroughs set to transform health care
Nanotechnology could soon allow you to sanitize your bathroom with a flip of a light switch
Soap bubbles: now in color!
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
We must intervene to halt these aging processes, says Aubrey De Grey. the rub is, no one has figured out how
Scientists have created cultured teeth, seeding them like pearls in the intestines of rats. Progress with stem cells and tissue engineering promises to bring this tech to dentistry.
Two biographies strive to clear the confusion.
Kansas kids dig deep and discover a mystery about the fats in french fries.
For the advanced kitchen chemist, or the merely curious-discover the high-tech appetizers, entres and desserts behind today's culinary revolution
We can't ride on the tiny submarine, tiny submarine, tiny submarine
A Nobel prize winner at 33, Joshua Lederberg's findings were wide-ranging and far-reaching
But their effect in normal cells may prove toxic for the body
After years of research, we may be close to full-scale production of super-strong spider silk
Researchers are still at odds over what mechanisms really lend us our olfactory sense.
The perils of taxonomy in the age of genetics