Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
He just needs to get it to them
What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?
Out of the wild
By turning its crime problem into a data problem, Santa Cruz is reinventing police work for the 21st century
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
In his lab far from the scene of a crime, Skip Palenik forges unbreakable chains of evidence from dust & detritus. Let's watch the master at work.
Fact-checking Todd Akin
The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.
A recent study shows that a huge percentage of Peru's emergency contraceptives are not what they appear.
Every kid in high school learning guitar to get a girlfriend was actually right.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Massive space rocks hurtle past Earth with frightening regularity. Some scientists want to deflect them. Others want to drag one closer.