Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
The sad case of the missing neutrino
Plus, elephants painted as pandas
Short answer: months, if you're very careful.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Two Philadelphia doctors are championing an unconventional new treatment for keeping cardiac-arrest victims alive, with as little brain damage as possible: just give them hypothermia
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars-it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to dye a simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color
Science tackles the hard questions at last.
New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave.
Zubbles, our long-ago prophesied soap bubbles with magically vanishing color have finally hit the market—and they're awesome
Will we grow babies outside their mothers' bodies?
More than just good for a bath, bubbles are a focus of new research
Soap bubbles: now in color!
A frothy moat, not a shield, protects us from cosmic rays
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Watch it bounce, then vanish in a puff of smoke!
And is it dangerous?