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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.
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
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
Some of the greatest moments ever in figuring out how stuff works
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
Humans have been searching for newer, better colors since, well, forever.
Converting millions of pressed plants into a vital digital archive
Science's greatest weakness is also its greatest strength
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?
Tomorrow's historical astronomical event is not just a beautiful novelty
Uh, some islands 'n' stuff?
More than 400 books that helped create modern evolutionary biology have been been re-assembled into an online library
Harvard has a world-class trove of valuable astronomical data. But it's in the form of half a million glass photographic plates
New England is full of granite that has locked away a record of how north has evolved over the centuries.
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Sniffing out literary smells