Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
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At the bottom of the sea, Colin Devey studies how our continents move away (and toward) each other.
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How a mild-mannered children's celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
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The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
Plus: a chandelier made from thousands of acrylic gummy bears, a homemade "wormhole," and more
In the global race to reduce carbon emissions, these eco-minded communities, from Kansas to the Maldives, lead the pack. Here's how they're making their carbon footprints disappear
Bold innovation or terrible idea? Your guide to the experiments that only sound scary—and the lab work you truly should lose sleep over
Our resident film physicist tackles the final frontier and finds some key pointers for our own space travels
Take a look at a few of cinema's most mind-boggling moments of scientific inaccuracy-plus a few rare films that manage to get things (mostly) right
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
Sure, chimps and dolphins are smart. But did you know about the terrifyingly intelligent Komodo dragon, the paranoid squirrel, or the insect supervillain Portia labiata?
Scanning your brain while you watch horror movies might hold the key to making them even more frightening. The findings could reshape the way scary movies—perhaps all movies—are filmed
Sci-fi movies should bend the rules to impress audiences, but they can't play people for complete fools. Review the most science-distorting movies of 2012 in this gallery.
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
Startup Clear Labs is scanning food products to identify just what's in them
Look at this shark, it has more heads than sharks normally have (they usually have one head).
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.