Solving Darwin's puzzle of kindness.
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
Our dangerously depleted supply of spacecraft fuel just got a little bump from the Department of Energy.
Not where you'd think.
Astrophysicist Adam Frank's new book mixes cosmology with humanity. How does our understanding of the universe and cosmic time inform our daily lives? Especially if time is an illusion?
How 'Higgsy' is this particle? More work needs to be done
The exoplanet census is doubled again
After staring at the sun for hundreds of millennia, humans still have burning questions about it
The massive plume scientists announced last week might already be gone
A new energy method could trigger a risky side effect
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
Long hoped to represent the point where superheavy elements don't immediately decay, Ununquadium turns out to be not so stable after all
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?
This week in New York, a media-infused science extravaganza
Gray Matter's own Theodore Gray reports from his day job at Wolfram on how his new "knowledge engine" provides exactly what Google can't
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.