Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."
GE to develop "Biotic Man" to enable faster development of drugs
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
An inventive alternative to antibiotics
A post-9/11, post-anthrax funding boom has made the nation's "hot zones" the hottest research areas around. Is this a good thing?
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.
Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth and it's scarily easy to make.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
The Wari people used their corn-based beer to spread their culture across Peru.
Archaeologists argue that drought caused by climate variation played a major role in the decline and fall of Mayan civilization.
Science of the Union.