The app's creators think of it as "lockout insurance."
To study how his brain analyzes different songs. And because they could.
CT scans show how Rameses III--the last "great" king of Egypt--went to his tomb.
An increasing trend of defendants using neuroscience to argue for lesser sentences
A new study says that smartphones are feasible for use in psychological testing.
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
How personal trackers will change health care.
What a power trip!
How does a beatboxer produce such a wide range of percussion sounds?
Wireless sensors could warn city planners when garbage cans are missing or broken, which often precedes rat outbreaks.
But it's just the anticipation--actually doing the math doesn't hurt.
Researchers are harnessing nanoparticle properties to develop fading ink
A new study is a first step toward a objective way to measure physical pain.
It could help diagnose psychiatric conditions
The case could represent a legal precedent for sorting out truth from falsehood in a court of law
But another case that would submit fMRI scans to the legal test is coming up in Tennessee
A new X-ray machine sizes up all the damage in seconds.
Two companies say their brain-scanning technology can find the truth in criminal cases
The perfect gift for any occasion
Could be a boon to skin-scanning for cancer
A new study says results from some fMRI scans are unintentionally distorted and inaccurate, enough that some papers based around the process could be seriously questionable.
Activity in one very particular part of the brain shows a high correlation with recidivism.
A new touchless fingerprinting system is faster and more accurate than rolling your fingertips on an ink pad
Spoiler: It still includes long walks on the beach
Just a little jaunt from Brazil down to the Southern Ocean and then back up the African Coast to Madagascar
Bombarded with electrons and sealed in a vacuum, the noble tick survived the ordeal
The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 started it all. Happy birfday, NASA!
For when touchscreens will be *so 2010s*
Yes, he's been a flawed leader. But the departing pope was a champion of future technologies and the possibilities they offer humanity.
Our 10 favorite science images of the week
Will Apple release an upgraded "iPhone without the phone" iPod with a wide-aspect-ratio touchscreen by September 30, 2007?
Research missions armed with hyperspectral scanners can tell when a bloom could turn deadly.
Newsworthy eye candy
Because that's what you want, right?
A new book offers an intimate look at the endangered cat.
She wants to get at what you really like, not just what you say you like.
Meet the duo behind DIYSECT, a web series that explores the politics surrounding a growing movement
The software lets investigators catch scientific fraud that would be otherwise difficult for journal editors to spot.
In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs.
Twenty-three naked smartphone pictures later
The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
What a national ID card might look like.
Music piracy? Who cares. Wait until people start copying iPhones.
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
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
An international programming project aims to create virtual nematode life.
This is ground control to SETIcon
Zubbles, our long-ago prophesied soap bubbles with magically vanishing color have finally hit the market—and they're awesome
Unless the person you're shopping for has obsessive tendencies, fitness trackers won't help him or her get into shape.
Thanks to biotechnology and widespread genetic modification, the meal you'll enjoy tomorrow certainly isn't your grandma's feast
Because everyone can use a little advice
Forensic anthropologists get some digital help for their work.
Scientists are using brain scans to try and find out
Until we figure out how to lock up the spammers, ditching Outlook can protect you from the worst they have to send
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Converting millions of pressed plants into a vital digital archive
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
NeuroSpire, with Jake Stauch at the helm, has developed software that lets companies scan brains to deliver better ads--and do it on the cheap.
What to do when someone seems to know too much about you
Harvard has a world-class trove of valuable astronomical data. But it's in the form of half a million glass photographic plates
Sensors built into cellphones could detect hazardous chemicals and spread the word to people nearby
Nearly a decade ago, NASA built an Earth-monitoring satellite that could have observed global warming in action. Then the agency stashed it in a warehouse in Maryland, where it remains to this day.
Sex isn't nearly as binary as you think it is.
Grocery stores may look a little different.
Software will allow you to easily carry yearsâ€™ worth of searchable memoriesâ€”in your pocket
How 140 scientists look inside the world's most dangerous weather
The sound, made with an obscure device that recorded sound waves on paper, is claimed to be the oldest known audio recording
A Japanese invention allows you to send smells via phone. Sort of.