Biological threats provide fertile plot material for books, movies and videogames
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?
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.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
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
The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
An inventive alternative to antibiotics
GE to develop "Biotic Man" to enable faster development of drugs
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
Motorcycles thrilled civilians first. The military then tapped the nimble bikes for use in combat and reconnaissance.
Can do work too dangerous for humans
Here's hoping this month's release of the Hollywood sea-fighting epic Master and Commander will do justice to those magnificent men and their sailing machines. On these pages, the mightiest ships of then and now.
Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.
Scientists use genetic material to develop gold nanostructures that could report on a cell's inner workings in real time
Scientists are still working out why some species are more likely to die out than others.