Some delicious new research.
Only 1 in 10 humans are left handed. So why does it happen at all?
Researchers are trying to determine the answer to a decade-old question
But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?
It is the best of what's new.
Keeping up with the droneses
Master brewers fine-tune strains of yeast to craft the perfect beverage.
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?
Self-repairing computers! Electronic skin! Bat-wing planes! A look at the amazing stuff that's changing the world.
Brain scans find that the two modes are mutually exclusive.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
Everything you need to know about the hottest topic in
medicine, from big-league breakthroughs and new therapies to emerging health risks and the patients willing to take them
Our resident film physicist tackles the final frontier and finds some key pointers for our own space travels
The Visible Body offers an educational experience, and the chance to poke a spleen
A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that itâ€™s the best way to treat Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury
Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the boundary between man and machine is quickly disappearing. PLUS: A gallery of today's most mind-blowing 'bots
Our ancient quest to create androids is about to destroy the boundary between humans and machines. Futurist, author and inventor Ray Kurzweil explains how
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.