TESS will be the first dedicated all-sky exoplanet hunting satellite.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
1 experiment. 1,011 people.
It's not just good news for lovers of salsa.
A newly published genome holds some spicy secrets.
This isn't Josh O'Connor's first—or last—squirrel census.
Scientists reveal the first “wiring diagrams” of the cerebral cortex, shedding light on the infrastructure behind human intelligence.
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
Bad singers either don't know it—or do, but sing anyway
As fires rage this week and many evacuate, SETI's Allen Telescope Array has gone offline.
Q&A; with Sen. George Allen (R-Va.)
Teens may be works in progress, but they help society evolve.
The challenge: pour beer with a consistently frothy head.
Willem van Cotthem's super-soil harnesses the power of Pampers to turn dirt into lush gardens
Behaviors are spread through cultural transmission in animals other than humans and non-human primates.
Science attempts to explain comparisons to Stryper, Zodiac killer sketch
But don't go looking for it in a supermarket just yet.
Scientists develop a database that could pinpoint forgeries once and for all
It would be the first crop to go on sale that has been genetically altered with the enzyme
Cindy Lee Van Dover was the first woman to pilot the Alvin submarine, and that was only the beginning.
Bludgeoning bacteria instead of drugging it
The story is in the poop
Our most recent ancestor shrank into Homo floresiensis after millennia of isolation
A possible victory for Einstein
"Gravity has always been a major part of my life."
She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.
More than you might realize
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
And whether they'll look like E.T.
Well, probably, but how can you tell?
Scientists painted the famous artwork in "origami" molecules
The human genome was just the start
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
Plus a monster made from straw, a sugar statue, and more
It's the oddest trade show on Earth: a staged prison uprising designed to spotlight high-tech antiriot gadgetry.
New neuroscience study shows that going with your gut really works
Winners of the Nikon's annual Small World competition represent the best in through-the-microscope photography
Including cellphones charged by fire, an airport under water, and more
A seven-item hors d'oeuvres tour through the wonders of bug-eating
Only seven machines and two months! And the structure still isn't big enough for people. Womp womp.
In the wild, male apes can plan ahead where they'll be going, and they keep their female friends apprised.
A scientist with a swab and a microscope could tell what school you went to
A study of 29 movies suggests canine co-stars increase a breed's popularity. (Caveat: People may just be buying more dogs in general.)
Plus, tinsel experiments you can perform at home
The first BDC projects pair people with bugs
One of the many amazing inventions that came about by accident.
Break out your botanical dictionary. You're going to need it.
Here's what you should know about genetically engineered meat.
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
The controversial exoplanet Fomalhaut b has been spotted, and it's even stranger than we'd thought.
Astronomers can retrace space rocks' paths to find their birthplace.
During the Late Heavy Bombardment, not even space rocks were safe. This is good news for historians of the solar system.
A reader inquires: "Why can't we put people into some sort of cryogenic sleep and launch them to Mars--or to an even more distant destination, like Alpha Centauri?"
Scientists come a step closer to creating the perfect adhesive
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
Did you resolve to get thin this year? Here are six absurd weight-loss programs of yore, plus one incredibly mean weight-gain ad from 1939.
Rappel up a wall at an astonishing 10 feet per second with the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender
We unearth the latest research that definitely, positively proves what you knew alreadyâ€”and tell you why it matters
Modern genetic methods show the GPS hidden in DNA
How we treat time is key to happiness, say psychologists
Sequences bring individualized medicine a step closer
For studying to stick, psychologists say timing is everything
The company you keep can keep you in good spirits, says a new study
Surge of male babies in wartime is due to a male gene, says evolution researcher
Our ancient genetic engineering that turned wolf to dog has made its mark on modern wolves—and may help them survive modern climate
Thanks to particle accelerators, paleontologists can now don the best X-ray specs in the world
A new day, a new paleontological discovery, a new SciKu (and a video)
Google Voice and other unsettling things
Study shows that triathlons are twice as deadly as marathons
Swallow these facts on hairballs and other undigestibles
Family dynamics often fraught with tension, study shows
A first in transgenic research could aid the study of diseases like Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's
Bird-bone flute hints that Paleolithic humans banded together to the demise of Neanderthals
Moths, sharks, fish, and more
NASA's new Landsat 8 shows the volcano's latest recovery.
The message is dated July 10, 1959.
Shining in the desert
Alien hunter extraordinaire Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the movie Contact, speaks about her quest to detect signs of intelligent life.
I come from the land of the ice and snow... and lava
A delicious physics problem