How to remember, and how to reason
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
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.
Our emotions shape which language we decide to use.
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
A cartoonist and a climate scientist teamed up on a new book.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
What bad headlines call lazy is what early humans called survival.
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?
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
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.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Stupid reasons scientists plagiarize
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing