One man's noise is another man's long-sought signal
With the upcoming release of the major motion picture Europa Report, a couple of Jet Propulsion Lab scientists explain how science fiction has evolved in response to our growing understanding of space.
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More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Uh, some islands 'n' stuff?
Marcia McNutt talks about the power and importance of discovery
These are the 2017 winners of the Vizzies Challenge.
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
Science's greatest weakness is also its greatest strength
There are better ways to get science back into policy
What bad headlines call lazy is what early humans called survival.
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
Some of the greatest moments ever in figuring out how stuff works
For example, why is the CDC planning to grow the virus instead of destroying it?
From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson
Excerpt: Mendeleyev's Dream
Steven Chu, the new U.S. secretary of energy, is a Nobel-winning physicist and an unabashed advocate of fighting climate change. But can he negotiate the political realities of transforming the energy economy?
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Using innovative copyrights and a Web 2.0 platform, John Wilbanks may just transform how scientific discoveries are made
Lawrence Berkeley Labs' biggest energy research resource knows that big science often happens at very small scales--and very high temperatures
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?
Although some of us feel like we've heard this story before