Our culture celebrates long work days, but they don't make us more productive.
Teens may be works in progress, but they help society evolve.
Understanding its mechanism will help researchers create better space suits and even concussion preventing helmets
Ryan Chester's video won him and his school $400,000 from leading tech titans
New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.
By studying the way leaves shrink when they fossilize, a team of more than 100 high school students could build more accurate models of climate change.
Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap their inner virtuoso?
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
The answer may depend on your subconscious
The findings may be no-brainers (yes, you do get sick in winter), but these studies uncover hidden truths in conventional wisdom
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Kansas kids dig deep and discover a mystery about the fats in french fries.
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.
A prize-winning teen proves the mettle of an ancient herb.