Science tackles the hard questions at last.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
A new study finds that trees are fueling air pollution--with a lot of help from humans
Three killed in explosion
Buckminsterfullerene buckyballs become buckybombs
How green are aerosol cans now, with chlorofluorocarbons out of the picture?
His rulings in six previous cases can give us some idea.
The case for populating the universe--and how we'll get there
It only needs a little nudge to get going
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Tiny strings of drug-laden iron particles could kill tumors
New technology produces energy from fuel without burning it
Findings could lead to better batteries
In 2010, OxyContin introduced a new formula that drug abusers can't crush to a powder to snort or inject. This is how it works, chemically, and whether it actually deters abuse.
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
We'll drink to that
Russian scientists are milking modified mice to harvest immune-system-boosting proteins