On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
A first-person coregasm testimonial
HealthMap has a master plan to track diseases worldwide -- and you can help
* 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?
You've been slacking since 1901, Paris.
Satellites provide a safe and accurate alternative.
The latest assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released in full online today, details what we can and cannot predict about global warming.
Haha, now you probably feel pretty silly, 20th-century Apocalypse predictors.
A roundup of the data visualizations and illustrations that best conveyed the year in science
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
Madam, your gaydar is beeping
Careers: Defense researcher, engineer
How do centenarians live so long? And how fast can we sequence?
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
Or, which pepper will make the most hilarious YouTube video when you film yourself eating it?
Accurate to one yoctogram
More folks than ever live in cyclone-territory, but less are dying