From auction houses to eBay, this is how people buy up Nobel Prizes and space rocks.
Check your wildflower forecasts carefully
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
The corpse of Hugo Chavez is on display for a week.
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
How scientists taxidermied the last Pinta Island tortoise
This week's Newsweek proclaims that "Heaven Is Real"--a neurologist concludes it after a near-death experience. But how much do we know about those experiences?
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More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
If 5,000 birds die in a forest and no one is around to find them, does it still become a media sensation?
Space-age technology helps combat an old disease
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
A lawsuit over the death of a 14-year-old girl raises new questions about how much caffeine is too much--and what other nefarious factors might come into play.
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Junk food has a new meaning
Research on pig carcasses and a new body farm in Florida might offer some clues
Researchers have found a cell marker that may lead to terminal exhaustion
An unexpected payoff.
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent