Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Catching the biggest waves takes some work
Arctic climatologist Konrad Steffen has spent 18 consecutive springs on the Greenland ice cap, personally building and installing the weather stations that help the world's scientists understand what's happening up there. And what's happening may be much worse than anyone thought possible
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Sneak a peak inside the world of snowslide science
Outcome: your Chex Mix will be better dispersed on Mars.
It depends on how big your coffin is.
Large aftershocks continue to shake the region
Not all landslides happen quickly
Avalanches, exposure, heart attacks, and the other tragic ways Everest has claimed climbers' lives.
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
The key is in the surface moisture.
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
A nutritional health lobbying group finds that the actual nutrition facts for some restaurant meals are much worse than the restaurant reports.
Wiping out bycatch before it wipes out more marine life
Fight fire with fire science. And fear the fire demons.
And the sensitivity to contagious yawns develops as they mature, as it does in humans.
The jury is out, but the answer always entails a healthy dose of biology and sociology.
You think those monkeys aren't gossiping about you? How naive.