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...
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...
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...
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...