Fascinating fecal science.
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Take a look in a book.
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
Could robots take over the world? That's the premise of this summer's I, Robot. And AI researchers aren't scoffing.
If historical patterns repeat themselves, the next ice age will occur within about 2,000 years.
What's the best way to make scientists?
Sports: Headfirst at 80 miles per hour on a steel platter. And you thought bobsled and luge were scary.
Your August obituary of astronomer Thomas Gold implied that his oil-abundance theory is off-base, but hasn't recent research proved otherwise?
Child development: Down's kids learn to just do it.
And if we combined the two, what extraordinary intelligence would they be capable of?
Six years' worth of incredible places.
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate