Featured in October 2010
Is Hair In Food A Health Risk?
A dermatologist investigates
Can ‘Brain Freeze’ Cause Long-Term Brain Damage?
And is it already too late?!
The Goods: October 2010’s Hottest Gadgets
A self-tuning chainsaw, a massage chair and more of the best ideas in gear
Life On the Edge: Four Visions For Inhabiting a World Transformed By Climate Change
Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
How Quickly Could a Single Supervirus Spread to Every Single Person on Earth?
If it’s a particularly contagious virus, it would spread across the planet in a year. “If it starts in New … Continued
New Theories Test Our Understanding of Nature’s Most Elemental Force
No one has ever quite nailed down gravity. Newton saw that bodies appeared to attract each other even at a … Continued
Instant Expert: What Interstellar Dust Can Tell Us
Dust may help astronomers understand the formation of stars and planets
This Lung-On-A-Chip Is The First Lab-Ready Mini-Organ to Be Used in Drug Research
This ersatz lung, no bigger than a multivitamin, could represent a new pharmaceutical testing method. On it, researchers have created … Continued
Instant Expert: The Drama and Controversy of Fracking
A dramatic technique for mining oil and natural gas called hydraulic fracturing is under fire. Here’s why
How Scientists Grow Working, Made-To-Order Lungs
In the U.S., people needing a new lung wait more than a year on average for an organ. That’s often … Continued