To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Google's education wing has devised school lesson plans based on the movie.
Take a look in a book.
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A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
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With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
The virus collects in deep pockets in the intestine, and spreads from cell to cell in part by touch.
Fascinating fecal science.
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
And if we combined the two, what extraordinary intelligence would they be capable of?
How a drug now can change fear later.
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We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum