From auction houses to eBay, this is how people buy up Nobel Prizes and space rocks.
A simple answer you can explain to your friends.
You should probably just cook it
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
Out of the wild
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
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.
The author of Rock, Paper, Scissors talks about game theory
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Whatever did happen to yesterday's beloved technologies of tomorrow?
The next generation of electronics, airplanes and could be made out of incredibly strong "buckypaper"
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
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
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.