Basically, don't panic.
Our planet makes a lot of sounds, and some of them are spooky.
Excerpt: The Great Halifax Explosion
Virtual renderings, made from drone maps, could help with real science
The challenges of using a headband that reads your brain waves
In Earth to Echo, an alien crash-lands in a small town and enlists the help of three kids to get home.
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.
Why do we have fingerprints? How long can trees live? Why do cats purr? Artists illustrate humanity's most burning scientific questions.
Crashing celestial bodies, without the collateral damage
"Gravity has always been a major part of my life."
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
Engineers harness sound to simplify microfluidic devices (watch the music video!)
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
Residents of one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds shop, attend class-even run businesses. Soon you may do the same.
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
The spouting horn is a remnant of activity that has occurred intermittently between 500,000 and 3.6 million years ago.
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
A new body scanner captures tumors, blood clots and leaky arteries in action
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
Weathering the waves
A father-and-son team study the science -- and art -- of folding
Yesterday's magnitude 8 earthquake sent seismic energy rippling round the world.