Cuts to the government agency's budget would impact a lot of science.
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
But will it find the warp zones?
You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
Take a look in a book.
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
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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
The adolescent brain is setting the stage for adulthood
Devices that harness brain or nerve impulses to help patients see, hear, move, and communicate are already available -- though for now they remain relatively primitive.
Are some people just better at becoming fluent in new languages as adults?