Acid, lasers, snakes—the laboratory isn't always a safe haven.
Magical phenomena are even cooler when you understand the science behind them.
From the archives: things you're afraid to ask about digestion.
A Muppet lookalike is an added bonus
Rules from two U.S. federal agencies, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, have created a strange impasse.
Seeing without sight
Mark Changizi and Tim Barber turned research on human vision and blood flow into colorblindness-correcting glasses you can buy on Amazon. Here's how they did it.
If a few very smart neuroscientists are right, with enough number crunching and a powerful brain scanner, science can pluck pictures—and maybe one day even thoughts— directly from your brain
We didn't call them brilliant for nothing. Since we began singling out promising scientists two years ago, our awardees have racked up dazzling further accomplishments. Here's a sampling of what they've been up to.
Cloning the green goo's factories for producing light-sensitive proteins could lead to more effective treatments for certain types of blindness
Can private industry revitalize embryonic stem-cell research in the U.S.?
Diabetics, say goodbye to pre-meal shots
A new therapy shuts down the genetic process that causes eye disease
Regeneration of damaged tissues due to corneal disease begins in as few as two weeks
Study volunteer Jonathan Wyatt, for example, can now read three more lines on an optometrist's chart.