Featured in january 2009
Killers in the ICU
A new system makes tracking healthcare serial killers easier
The Air Force wants a new bomber equipped with 21st-century technology. That could mean stealthier surface materials and laser weapons—and it might even skip the pilot
Anatomy of a Serial Killer
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...
Unwire Your Xbox
Get your Xbox 360 online wirelessly with an old router and free software
What’s the Difference Between Artificial and Natural Flavors?
Sometimes you just need to know
Energy-efficient tech dims Edison’s bright idea
This year’s most popular destinations for unmanned landers
New orbiting observatory will search for Earth-like planets
The most definitive study yet could finally determine whether cellphone use causes cancer
NASA test-drives a new rocket