This is not the first time China's been called out for a cyber-security breach
During a week of attempting to cloak every aspect of daily life, our correspondent found that in an information age, leaving no trace is nearly impossible
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
How ideas from biology-evolution, immune systems and forensics-will keep your PC safe from hackers
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
Until we figure out how to lock up the spammers, ditching Outlook can protect you from the worst they have to send
New electronic voting machines are supposed to prevent another Election Day disaster, but these paperless PCs could make hanging chads seem like a minor nuisance.
Golf ball test: Can high-tech balls help us outdrive the world's longest driver?
Picture biological 'engineering,' fun,' and 'homegrown' in the same sentence and you have the essence of this recent “mad science” contest.
Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Wyoming's anti-scientific laws have allowed the most famous wolf in Yellowstone to be shot. Shooting wolves isn't only senseless--it actively harms the environment.
A recent article in the New York Times Magazine delves into the science of junk-food craving.
How to get rid of a pest that has spread to 23 states
Hands off, government.
A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa
Opponents fear the research could trigger a lethal outbreak.
It worked in the lab—but will it work in the jungle?
The perceived clock-stoppers.
After you stop spinning, the fluid in your inner ear keeps swirling around for a few moments.
Out of the wild
Just hum really loudly at them.