Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
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
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
Science of the Union.
Consumer videogame technology inspires the U.S. Army's new recruit-friendly training tool. Then it bounces back to the consumer market and to an Xbox near you.
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
Africa's rapid growth is not affecting the continent equally. Here's a look at five African countries that represent some of the brightest spots.
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
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 big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
Wings, antennae and scales may be our best weapons yet against toxins and explosives
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
Can science make us more secure? We put this query to a few thoughtful people.
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.