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Volcanic Eruption May Have Plunged the Maya into a "Dark Age"02-13-17
What Makes for the Hottest Dance Moves? Hips Don't Lie [Video]02-09-17
Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America02-15-17
Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Earthquakes?02-15-17
Nerve Cells That Go Out on a Limb Show How the Ability to Tweet Evolved02-14-17
Psychiatrists Debate Weighing in on Trump's Mental Health02-15-17
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover: Stepping Stone to What?02-15-17
Autism Starts Months before Symptoms Appear, Study Shows02-15-17
Politics-Wary Scientists Wade into the Trump Fray at Boston Rally02-20-17
The Hunger Gains: Extreme Calorie-Restriction Diet Shows Anti-Aging Results02-16-17
Brain Imaging Identifies Different Types of Depression02-21-17
California Dam Crisis Could Have Been Averted02-20-17
Hot Dispute Emerges over First Land Bridge from North to South America02-21-17
Brain?Computer Interface Allows Speediest Typing to Date02-21-17
Europa Mission Heralds Sea Change in the Search for Alien Life [Video]02-21-17
Ancient DNA Yields Unprecedented Insights into Mysterious Chaco Civilization02-22-17
Nearby Star Hosts 7 Earth-Size Planets [Video]02-22-17
Human Activity Will Heat Alaskan Skies--Deliberately and Picturesquely02-22-17
An Oscar-Nominated Film Inspires a New Approach to Autism02-23-17
Attitude Toward Legal Pot Mellows in Parts of Latin America02-25-17
Scientists Try to Grow Peruvian Potatoes on "Mars"02-02-16
How Winning Leads to Cheating02-02-16
Robotic Comet Lander Philae Says Good-Bye02-01-16
First Case of U.S. Transmission in Ongoing Zika Outbreak Announced in Texas02-02-16
Turning Plants into Drug Factories02-02-16
Mirror on the Cosmos: NASA's Next Big Telescope Takes Shape02-04-16
Strange, Dense Matter: The Power of Neutron Stars [Video]02-03-16
The Hidden Harm of Antidepressants02-03-16
GPS and the World's First "Space War"02-08-16
Why We Shouldn't Quarantine Travelers Because of Zika02-07-16
New Estimate Boosts the Human Brain's Memory Capacity 10-Fold02-05-16
How to Hunt for Gravitational Waves [Slide Show]02-10-16
Brain Activity for Attention and Memory Tasks Changes with the Seasons02-09-16
A Single Concussion May Triple the Long-Term Risk of Suicide02-08-16
Ancient Footprints Discovered in Arizona02-11-16
How Obesity May Impair Memory02-11-16
Drinking Causes Gut Microbe Imbalance Linked to Liver Disease02-10-16
"Einstein Would Be Beaming": Scientists React to Gravitational Waves02-11-16
Climate Change Confusion in the Classroom02-11-16
Gravitational Waves Discovered from Colliding Black Holes02-11-16
China Rising?a Burgeoning Industrial Superpower Built on Coal [Excerpt]04-17-15
The Enduring Mystery of the Missing Oil Spilt in the Gulf of Mexico04-17-15
Alien Supercivilizations Absent from 100,000 Nearby Galaxies04-17-15
Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law [Excerpt]04-17-15
Is the Gaze from Those Big Puppy Eyes the Look of Your Doggie's Love?04-16-15
Mad Science: The Treatment of Mental Illness Fails to Progress [Excerpt]04-16-15
Scientists Perturbed by Loss of Stat Tool to Sift Research Fudge from Fact04-16-15
New Test Lets Women Pick Their Best IVF Embryo04-16-15
Study: Genetic Testing of Tumors Often Gives False Results04-15-15
SpaceX Faces the Hard Truth about Soft Landings?They?re Tough to Do04-14-15
SpaceX Faces Hard Truth about Soft Landings?They?re Tough to Do04-14-15
The Inner Lives of Robots: An Interview with Filmmaker Alex Garland04-13-15
The Inner Lives of Robots: Interview with filmmaker Alex Garland04-13-15
Tiny Opossum Could Be Farmers' Friend04-10-15
Hair Regrowth Discovery Suggests Skin Cells Communicate Like Bacteria04-09-15
Farmers Urge Return of Jaguars to Protect Crops04-09-15
Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up04-08-15
The Brontosaurus Is Back04-07-15
The 8 Oddest Freaks of Nature Showcased in ?Life at the Limits?04-07-15
When Peanut Allergy Comes from a Blood Transfusion04-07-15
The Brontosaurus Is Back04-07-15
What Will Happen in Vegas Won't Stay in Vegas [Excerpt]04-03-15
Did the Anthropocene Begin in 1950 or 50,000 Years Ago?04-02-15
Mothers Who Eat a Newborn's Placenta May or May Not Benefit04-02-15
Watch Live Today: The Upgraded LHC and the Search for the Higgs Boson [Video]04-01-15
Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for Earth04-01-15
Bitcoin-Based Blockchain Breaks Out04-01-15
NASA Assures Skeptical Congress That the James Webb Telescope Is on Track03-30-15
Undersea Cable Network Operates in a State of Alarm [Excerpt]03-27-15
Removal of Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Wrong Anticancer Option for Most03-27-15
Ebola Virus Not Mutating as Quickly as Feared03-26-15
NASA Chooses a Boulder as the Next Destination for Its Astronauts03-26-15
What Are Black Hole Firewalls? [Video]03-25-15
30 Heat-Tolerant Beans Identified, Poised to Endure Warming World03-25-15
The Most Memorable Moments of the Ebola Response [Video]03-24-15
Explained: The Supertide That Swallowed a French Abbey03-23-15
West Africa Unprepared for Future Health Crises Despite Ebola Aid03-23-15
Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health03-23-15
When Peanut Allergy Comes from a Blood Transfusion04-07-15
The 8 Oddest Freaks of Nature Showcased in ?Life at the Limits?04-07-15
The Brontosaurus Is Back04-07-15
What Will Happen in Vegas Won't Stay in Vegas [Excerpt]04-03-15
Did the Anthropocene Begin in 1950 or 50,000 Years Ago?04-02-15
Mothers Who Eat a Newborn's Placenta May or May Not Benefit04-02-15
Watch Live Today: The Upgraded LHC and the Search for the Higgs Boson [Video]04-01-15
Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for Earth04-01-15
Bitcoin-Based Blockchain Breaks Out04-01-15
NASA Assures Skeptical Congress That the James Webb Telescope Is on Track03-30-15
NASA Assures Skeptical Congress That James Webb Telescope Is on Track03-30-15
Removal of Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Wrong Anticancer Option for Most03-27-15
Undersea Cable Network Operates in a State of Alarm [Excerpt]03-27-15
Removal of Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Wrong Anti-Cancer Option for Most03-27-15
Ebola Virus Not Mutating as Quickly as Feared03-26-15
Explained: The Supertide That Swallowed a French Abbey03-23-15
Confronting the 2-Body Career Problem [Poll Results]03-20-15
NASA Chooses a Boulder as the Next Destination for its Astronauts03-26-15
What Are Black Hole Firewalls? [Video]03-25-15
30 Heat-Tolerant Beans Identified, Poised to Endure Warming World03-25-15
The Most Memorable Moments of the Ebola Response [VIDEO]03-24-15
Explained: The Supertide that Swallowed a French Abbey03-23-15
West Africa Unprepared for Future Health Crises Despite Ebola Aid03-23-15
As Ebola Wanes, West Africa Braces for Future Crisis03-23-15
11 Natural Wonders to See before They Are Gone03-20-15
Fiber-Famished Gut Microbes Linked to Poor Health03-23-15
11 Natural Wonders to See Before They Are Gone03-20-15
Confronting the Two-Body Career Problem [Poll Results]03-20-15
50 Years of Walking in Space: Spacewalking's Greatest Hits03-18-15
Only China Can Save the Seas [Commentary]03-17-15
Only China Can Save the Seas [Commentary]03-17-15
What Computer Innovation and Fracking Have in Common [Excerpt]03-13-15
Ebola Crisis Could Fuel Measles Outbreak in West Africa03-12-15
The Big Bang Theory's Showrunner Talks Science03-12-15
Mystery of Male Swordfish Courtship Ritual Revealed03-12-15
2 Common Liquids Spontaneously Form Dancing Droplets [Video]03-11-15
Mass Deaths in Americas Start New CO2 Epoch03-11-15
First Active Hydrothermal System Found beyond Earth03-11-15
Ancient Trees Sprout New Life03-11-15
Hopped-Up Particle Accelerator Poised to Venture into the Realm of Exotic Physics03-11-15
Why Hillary Clinton's E-Mail Server Is Less Odd Than You Think03-11-15
Exotic Micropumps and Gels Offer Hope for Hearing Disorders03-11-15
Bioelectrical Signals Can Stunt or Grow Brain Tissue03-10-15
Volcanic Activity, Not Giant Bears, Created Enigmatic Devils Tower03-10-15
Solar Plane Takes Flight to Circle Globe in 180 Days [in Photos]03-09-15
How to Win Friends and Bamboozle People about Climate Change03-06-15
A Glimpse into How Mathematicians Party [Excerpt]03-06-15
Road De-Icing Fluids May Contain Unhealthy Chemicals03-05-15
CO2 Levels for February Eclipsed Prehistoric Highs03-05-15
How Lab Rats Are Changing Our View of Obesity03-05-15
A Waste of Space [Commentary]03-05-15
U.S. Funds Efforts to Freeze Human Organs for Long-Term Storage03-04-15
Watch Live Today: The Physics of Water [Video]03-04-15
Neurofeedback Increases Affection, Builds Empathy05-21-14
Backlash to Big Bang Discovery Gathers Steam05-21-14
How Bacteria in Placenta Could Help Shape Human Health05-21-14
For Atom-Friendly Asia, a Nuclear Power Boom?in the West, Stagnation05-20-14
For Atom-Friendly Asia, a Nuclear Power Boon?in the West, Stagnation05-20-14
The Brazilian Banes: A World Cup Disease Guide05-20-14
The Brazilian Banes: A World Cup Disease Guide05-20-14
Electric Grid, You Have Software Updates Available05-20-14
Russia and Canada Heat Up Faster Than the Arctic [Slide Show]05-19-14
Human-Lit Fires Can Pose Threat to Amazon Rainforest05-19-14
Under the Knife: Where Infections Fly under the Radar05-19-14
Senators Sound Off on Electronic Cigarettes05-16-14
Is Reintroducing Acorns into the Human Diet a Nutty Idea?05-16-14
True Stories of Trauma and Madness?and Why Portrait Sitters Tend to Face Left [Excerpt]05-16-14
Baffling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Set for Diagnostic Overhaul05-16-14
Deadly MERS Camel Virus Crosses Ocean to U.S.05-15-14
Bot-Built Exhibit Hall Shows Architectural Flair and Avant-Garde Design05-15-14
Robots Help Design and Build Architecturally Novel Exhibit Hall05-15-14
Russia to Close Space Station in 2020 Due to U.S. Sanctions05-14-14
Help for Kelp'seaweed Slashers See Harvesting Cuts Coming05-14-14
Setback Averted in Costa Concordia Salvage Close Call05-13-14
A Generation Loses Consciousness, and Grows More Conscious of Headbanging05-13-14
Salvage of Costa Concordia Shipwreck Suffers Setback05-13-14
Smog-Sucking Electrostatic Vacuum Cleaners May Scrub Beijing's Air05-13-14
Neutron Death Mystery Has Physicists Stymied05-13-14
Does Rice Farming Lead to Collectivist Thinking?05-12-14
World's Largest Solar Array Set to Crank Out 290 Megawatts of Sunshine Power05-09-14
Sonar Spots Invisible Arctic Oil Spills05-07-14
Superheavy Element 117 Points to Fabled ?Island of Stability? on Periodic Table05-07-14
Braking Trains Coupling with Energy Storage for Big Electricity Savings05-05-14
Rebooting Civilization: Survivors? How-to Guide for Restoring Technology after the Apocalypse [Excerpt]05-02-14
Human Sexual Responses Boosted by Bodily Scents05-01-14
4 Robots That Teach Children Science and Math in Engaging Ways05-01-14
Antibiotic Resistance Is Now Rife across the Entire Globe04-30-14
Heavenly Sounds: Hearing Astronomical Data Can Lead to Scientific Insights04-30-14
Arthritis Research Looks to Unlock Secrets of Heart Disease and Depression04-29-14
New Drug for Stomach Cancer Starves Tumors of Blood04-29-14
Bitcoin Vies with New Cryptocurrencies as Coin of the Cyber Realm04-29-14
Many Prisoners on Death Row are Wrongfully Convicted04-28-14
Fungus-Chomping Micro Predators Could Protect Amphibians from Decimating Skin Disease04-28-14
Water Scarcity and the Private Sector04-25-14
Good Friday Quake in Mexico City Tested Region's Preparations for Bigger One04-25-14
The Beguiling History of Bees [Excerpt]04-25-14
Good Friday Quake in Mexico City Tested Region's Preparations for Bigger One04-25-14
U.S. Puzzles Over What to Do about E-Cigarettes04-24-14
Reprieve For Men: Y Chromosome Is Not Vanishing04-23-14
Repreive For Men: Y Chromosome Is Not Vanishing04-23-14
As Drug War Rages, Tweets Reveal Mexicans? Emotional Numbness04-22-14
Virtual Doctor Visits Gaining Steam in ?Geneticist Deserts?04-21-14
Cull Kill Includes Small Tiger Sharks along with Intended Victims [Video]04-17-14
Animals with Human Rights Will Be More Than a Pet Peeve for Researchers04-17-14
Could an Oral Measles Drug Help the Unvaccinated?04-16-14
Heartbleed Software Snafu: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly04-16-14
Bloody Moon and Planet Align: Photos from Readers04-15-14
The Overlooked Influence of Kathleen Sebelius04-15-14
Hunger Gains: A New Idea of Why Eating Less Increases Life Span04-14-14
How to Solve Global Warming: It's the Energy Supply04-13-14
Catch a Total Lunar Eclipse Sidling Up to Mars?and Send Us Your Photos04-11-14
Catch a Total Lunar Eclipse Sidling Up to Mars?And Send Us Your Photos04-11-14
Our Furry Friends Now Are Shaped by Biotechnology04-10-14
The "Heartbleed" Internet Security Flaw: What You Need to Know04-10-14
Exotic Space Particles Slam into Buried South Pole Detector04-09-14
Dark Matter May Be Destroying Itself in Milky Way's Core04-08-14
Are We Any Closer to Knowing How Many Species There Are on Earth?04-08-14
Fossil Galaxy May Be One of First Ever Formed04-07-14
Invisible Ink War: How Chemists Revealed Germany's Secret WW I Writing [Excerpt]04-05-14
Star Birth Sparked at the Galaxy's Edge04-04-14
Liquid Ocean Sloshes under Saturn Moon's Icy Crust, Cassini Evidence Shows04-03-14
How to Keep the Lights on after a Superstorm04-03-14
Seductive Yeast Cells are Just the Right Size04-01-14
Patients Can Now Choose Not to Know Their Own DNA Secrets04-01-14
Multiverse Controversy Heats Up over Gravitational Waves03-31-14
Global Conflict Could Threaten Geostationary Satellites03-31-14
Food and Water Shortages May Prove Major Risks of Climate Change03-31-14
Chasing the Geomagnetic Storm for a Nighttime Light Experience Like No Other [Slide Show]03-28-14
10 Extinct Animals Lost to Planet Earth but Preserved in Photographs [Excerpt & Photo Essay]03-28-14
Baker's Yeast Gets a Genetic Makeover03-27-14
How Do You Hide a Boeing 777?03-24-14
A Cassava Revolution Could Feed the World's Hungry03-24-14
Even Einstein Could Not Have Imagined Technology Used to Directly Detect Gravitational Waves03-21-14
Mysterious Malaysia Air Flight 370 Highlights Flaws in Aircraft Tracking03-21-14
Microbial Signature of Crohn's Disease Revealed03-20-14
Prion Detection Method Shows Promise as Alzheimer's Test03-20-14
Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank Your Microbes03-19-14
Antianxiety Drugs Successfully Treat Autism03-19-14
Citizen Science Project Markets Test for Damaged DNA03-19-14
Can Chicago Curb Menthol Smoking among African American Youth?03-19-14
Gravity Waves from Big Bang Detected03-17-14
The Data-Visualization Revolution03-17-14
Could Stem Cells Breathe New Life into the Field of Blood Substitution?03-17-14
In Search of a Cure for the Dreaded Hangover03-17-14
Bionic Plants Offer Superpowered Photosynthesis03-16-14
Master of Long-Distance Aviation Loses Ground03-15-14
Europa's Water Geysers Entice Scientists to Send a Probe?but Can NASA Do It on the Cheap?03-13-14
Health Benefits of Bike Sharing Depend on Age, Gender03-12-14
Can U.S. Fracked Gas Save Ukraine?03-11-14
Malaysia Airlines Jetliner Disappearance Likely Is Temporary03-11-14
Malaysia Airlines Jetliner Disappearance Likely Is Temporary03-11-14
During Medical Emergencies on Deep-Space Flights Fluid-Filled Domes Could Stanch Bleeding03-11-14
Snowden Speaks: NSA Whistleblower Addresses SXSW03-11-14
500 Drugs Updated with Directions for Child Use Since 200203-10-14
15 Works of Art Depicting Women in Science03-07-14
Found: The Fastest-Approaching Object in the Universe03-07-14
Targeting Drunk Women Accounts for Sexual Aggression, Not 'Blurred Lines'03-07-14
Physics Can Solve Child-Custody Arrangements03-07-14
Sea Turtles' "Lost Years" Transatlantic Journey Mapped for First Time03-06-14
Algae in Glass Cases Could Determine Fracking's Toll03-06-14
Equations Are Art inside a Mathematician's Brain03-04-14
Equations Are Art inside a Mathematician's Brain03-04-14
Equations Are Art Inside a Mathematician's Brain03-04-14
Hidden 'signature? in Online Photos Could Help Nab Child Abusers03-03-14
Compound That May Mimic Calorie Restriction Extends Life Span in Mice02-28-14
Wine Becomes More Like Whisky as Alcohol Content Gets High02-27-14
NASA Adopts Changes to Prevent Recurrence of Dangerous Spacesuit Leak02-27-14
Drones, Robotic Rovers and Citizen Scientists Join Forces to Sample a Lake's Biodiversity02-27-14
The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized [Video]02-26-14
Meet the Dropleton?a ?Quantum Droplet? That Acts Like a Liquid02-26-14
Hundreds of New Exoplanets Validated by Kepler Telescope Team02-26-14
The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized02-26-14
Is a Wave of Poliolike Symptoms in California Cause for Alarm?02-25-14
Is a Wave of Polio-like Symptoms in California Cause for Alarm?02-25-14
Making Babies with 3 Genetic Parents Gets FDA Hearing02-25-14
The Stunning Symbiosis between Math and Knitting [Slide Show]02-24-14
The Hunt for Neandertal Genes [Excerpt]02-22-14
Students Combine Arts and Science While Exploring "Transhumanism" [Slide Show]02-21-14
Although Purebred Dogs Can Be Best in Show, Are They Worst in Health?02-21-14
Hollywood's Pompeii Gets History Mostly Right, but Takes Some Geologic Artistic License [Video]02-20-14
Feeling Simpatico with Your Dog? It May Be Based on Similar Human?Canine Brain Structures02-20-14
Hollywood's Pompeii Gets History Mostly Right, but Takes Some Geologic Artistic License02-20-14
X PRIZE Teams Shoot for Milestone Awards en Route to the Moon02-20-14
Cosmic Mismatch Hints at the Existence of a "Sterile" Neutrino02-20-14
Cosmic Mismatch Hints at the Existence of a 'Sterile' Neutrino02-20-14
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Heart Attack Victims02-19-14
Prions Are Key to Preserving Long-term Memories02-18-14
To Make Natural Gas a Good Fuel, Find the "Super-Emitters"02-17-14
Cool Roofs Might Be Enough to Save Cities from Climate Overheating02-14-14
Do You Have a 2-Body Problem? [Poll]02-14-14
When Scientists Are Mad About Each Other02-14-14
Understanding the Brain May Help Explain Eating Disorders [Video]03-01-14
Winter in the Antarctic Shows What It Will Take to Live on Mars02-13-14
The Rise of the Crazy Ants02-13-14
High-Powered Lasers Deliver Fusion Energy Breakthrough02-12-14
Eastern Yoga Joins Western Medicine to Heal Breast Cancer Survivors02-11-14
Studies Link DDT, other Environmental Toxins to Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease02-10-14
How India's Drug Biz Can Compromise Your Pills????02-10-14
Salmon Use Magnetic Field?Based Internal Maps to Find Their Way02-07-14
Making Winter Sports Olympic Champions out of Australian ?Beach Babes? [Excerpt]02-07-14
Is Radioactive Hydrogen in Drinking Water a Cancer Threat?02-07-14
Who Will Pay for an Earthquake Warning System on the West Coast?02-06-14
Mosquitoes Carry Yet Another Tropical Disease toward the U.S.02-06-14
NASA's Troubled $8-Billion Hubble Successor Is Back on Track [Slide Show]02-05-14
3 Weeks Later, Many West Virginians Still Not Drinking Tap Water02-05-14
Brain Scans Show Promise for Early Detection of Cognitive Problems02-04-14
Inside the Head of a Science Cartoonist01-31-14
New Biotech Makes It Much Easier to Genetically Modify Monkeys01-31-14
New Hybrid Solar Device Exploits the Best of Both Worlds01-30-14
Icelandic Drilling Project Opens Door to Volcano-Powered Electricity01-29-14
Tiger Shark Shot and Dumped at Sea as Cull Begins in Western Australia01-29-14
Black Death Plague Strain Differs from That Which Killed Millions 800 Years Earlier01-28-14
Bold Photographs Depict Environmental Decay [Slide Show]01-28-14
Do We Need Flame Retardants in Electronics?01-28-14
Sexual Cannibal Spiders May Have Poor Impulse Control01-27-14
City Sea Otters Live Better Than Their Country Cousins [Slide Show]01-27-14
Can Fracking Clean China's Air and Slow Climate Change?01-27-14
Stem-cell Company in Crisis01-27-14
Parallel Universes: Live Stream on Saturday, 9 PM EST01-25-14
Continental Telescope Array Could Usher Astronomy Revolution in Africa01-24-14
Proxima's Unprecedented Passage: When Stars Align01-23-14
Massive Asteroid Spurts Plumes of Water Vapor01-23-14
Light from Ancient Quasar Reveals Intergalactic Web01-23-14
Supernova Erupts in Nearby Galaxy01-23-14
Plant-Killing Fungi Found to Preserve Rainforest Diversity01-23-14
A Shot against Breast Cancer01-22-14
The Nastiest of the Cold Viruses Reveals Its True Form01-21-14
Camera-Carrying Falcons Reveal Their Hunting Techniques01-21-14
Obama Stands Fast on Intelligence Gathering but Promises More Oversight01-20-14
Astronomers Get a Clearer Look at Supermassive Black Holes at Galactic Centers01-17-14
New Genetic Clue to Lupus Is Found01-17-14
Comet Craft Approaches Its Target01-16-14
Migrating Birds Use Precise Flight Formations to Maximize Energy Efficiency01-16-14
Obama to Speak on NSA Surveillance Controversy01-16-14
What a Transportation Revolution in China Looks Like01-16-14
What Fetal Genome Screening Could Mean for Babies and Parents01-15-14
Levels of Controversial Chemicals in Americans Fall?and Rise01-15-14
"Net Neutrality" Ruling Opens Door for 2-Tiered Internet Market01-15-14
Long a Mystery, How 500-Meter-High Undersea Waves Form Is Revealed01-15-14
Surviving the West Virginia Water Crisis [Slide Show]01-15-14
Facebook Snooping on Job Candidates May Backfire for Employers01-13-14
Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Found in Fish Market [Slide Show]01-13-14
After 23andMe, Another Personal Genetics Firm Is Charged with False Advertising01-11-14
How Dangerous Is the Coal-Washing Chemical Spilled in West Virginia?01-10-14
How the "Global Cooling" Story Came to Be01-10-14
Can a Blind Person Be a Racist? [Excerpt]01-10-14
Is the Universe Made of Math? [Excerpt]01-10-14
A Star at the Edge of Eternity01-10-14
Switch to Natural Gas Slashes Power Plant Pollution01-09-14
Astronomers Get a Clearer Look at Supermassive Black Holes at Galactic Centers01-17-14
New Genetic Clue to Lupus Is Found01-17-14
Comet Craft Approaches its Target01-16-14
Migrating Birds Use Precise Flight Formations to Maximize Energy Efficiency01-16-14
Obama to Speak Out on NSA Surveillance Controversy01-16-14
What a Transportation Revolution in China Looks Like01-16-14
What Fetal Genome Screening Could Mean for Babies and Parents01-15-14
Levels of Controversial Chemicals in Americans Fall and Rise01-15-14
'Net Neutrality' Ruling Opens Door for Two-Tiered Internet Market01-15-14
Long a Mystery, How 500-Meter-High Undersea Waves Form Is Revealed01-15-14
Surviving the West Virginia Water Crisis [Slide Show]01-15-14
Facebook Snooping on Job Candidates May Backfire for Employers01-13-14
Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Found in Fish Market [Slide Show]01-13-14
After 23andMe, Another Personal Genetics Firm Is Charged with False Advertising01-11-14
How Dangerous Is the Coal-Washing Chemical Spilled in West Virginia?01-10-14
How the "Global Cooling" Story Came to Be01-10-14
Can a Blind Person Be a Racist? [Excerpt]01-10-14
Is the Universe Made of Math? [Excerpt]01-10-14
A Star at the Edge of Eternity01-10-14
Switch to Natural Gas Slashes Power Plant Pollution01-09-14
Fish Go Birding [Video]01-09-14
Anti-tobacco Efforts Have Saved Millions of Lives Worldwide01-09-14
Cheap Battery Can Store Energy for a Rainy Day01-09-14
What You Should and Shouldn t Worry about after the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdowns01-09-14
Island Lizards Are Tamer Than Mainland Counterparts01-08-14
New Cosmic Distance Measurement Points the Way to Elusive Dark Energy01-08-14
New Initiative Seeks to Make All Particle-Physics Papers Freely Available01-08-14
WHO Endorses 8 Projects to Tackle Neglected Diseases01-08-14
Is There a New Nuclear Kid on the Block?01-08-14
Location, Location, Lifestyle Determines Global Warming Pollution01-08-14
Hubble Telescope Reveals Deepest View of the Universe Yet01-07-14
'Highly Mobile' Testicles Frustrate Effort to Calm Hippos in Captivity01-07-14
Bizarre Star Could Host a Neutron Star in Its Core01-07-14
Leaked Files Slam Stem-Cell Therapy01-07-14
BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer01-07-14
Ancient Times Table Hidden in Chinese Bamboo Strips01-07-14
A Missing Genetic Link in Human Evolution01-06-14
Dark Matter Near Earth Peaks Every March, New Study Suggests01-06-14
Supervolcanoes Erupt by Their Own Rules01-06-14
Mysterious Light Associated with Earthquakes Now Linked to Geological Rift Zones01-03-14
Dark Matter Search Considers Exotic Possibilities01-03-14
What Happens When 10 Inches of Snow Isn't 10 Inches?01-02-14
2013 Saw Environmental Protests, Regulatory Conflicts of Interest and Lingering Mysteries01-02-14
Why My Parents Have a Closet Full of Lightbulbs01-02-14
When Was the Last Time Volcanoes Erupted on the East Coast?01-02-14
Naked Mole Rat Named "Vertebrate of the Year"12-31-13
Why a Safety Device That Can Stop Overdoses by Kids Isn't Widely Used12-31-13
Triple-Threat Method Sparks Hope for Nuclear Fusion Energy12-31-13
Cancer-Linked Flame Retardants Eased Out of Furniture in 201412-31-13
The Most Popular Scientific American Stories of 201312-30-13
Debilitating Virus Infects Island Paradise12-26-13
Memory Trick Increases Password Security12-26-13
Nature 's Best Science Features of 201312-25-13
A New Tool to Help Mathematicians Pack12-24-13
Identical Astronauts Prepare for First Twin Study in Space12-24-13
A Wish List of Future Space Missions12-23-13
"Dark Money" Funds Climate Change Denial Effort12-23-13
Is the Secret to Cheap Energy Storage Hiding in Harlem? [Slide Show]12-23-13
How Science Goes Viral12-23-13
First Exomoon Possibly Glimpsed12-23-13
A Call for Urgent Talks on Mutant Flu-Strain Research12-23-13
Rivers in Wintry Cities Remain Salty Year-Round12-19-13
Chameleons Talk Tough by Changing Colors12-19-13
Scientific American 's Top 10 Science Stories of 201312-19-13
Loudspeaker Is First Complete 3D-Printed Consumer Electronic12-19-13
Narcolepsy Confirmed as Autoimmune Disease12-19-13
How Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thought Big on Climate12-20-13
Cells' Fiery Suicide in HIV Provides New Treatment Hope12-19-13
Star-Mapping Mission Lifts Off12-19-13
Booster of Red Blood Cells Synthesized for First Time12-16-13
Shark Cull Plan Draws Ire12-16-13
Clues Sought for Sea Star Die-Off12-16-13
Polynesian People Used Binary Numbers 600 Years Ago12-16-13
Leading Drug Company to Quit Paying Doctors for Promotional Talks12-17-13
Mosaic of Lakes and Seas Spotted on Saturn's Moon Titan12-17-13
Nature News: Readers' Choice of Top Science Stories of 201312-17-13
Flame-Taming Electric Fields Could Make Power Plants Cleaner12-17-13
Ancient Roman Metal Used for Physics Experiments Ignites Science Feud12-18-13
Building a Better Lobster Trap12-18-13
Computers Can Be Hacked Using High-Frequency Sound12-18-13
How to Win the War on Coal12-18-13
Climate Change Threatens Retirement Savings12-18-13
What Is Iceland without Ice?12-18-13
Human Exposure to Possibly Neurotoxic Pesticides Should Be Reduced, E.U. Safety Agency Recommends12-18-13
The Gut s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet12-14-13
The Science of U.S. Energy: A Q&A with Secretary Ernest J. Moniz12-13-13
Green Chemistry Awards Go to Vegan Leather, Chrome Plating12-13-13
Life after a Nuclear Catastrophe: An Inside Look [Slide Show]12-13-13
Death of a Comet: What We Learned from the Passing of ISON12-13-13
Jupiter's Moon Europa Spotted Spouting Water12-12-13
When a Medical Test Reveals an Unwelcome Surprise12-12-13
Monitor Lizards Found to Breathe Uni-Directionally Like Birds12-12-13
Banana Fungus Creeps Closer to World's Key Plantations12-12-13
How Nuclear Power Can Stop Global Warming12-12-13
U.S. Budget Deal Would Ease Science Agencies' Pain12-12-13
Florida Tries to Map Its Home-Swallowing Sinkholes12-12-13
Universe Really Is a Hologram According to New Simulations12-11-13
As Lionfish Invade the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, Conservationists Say Eat Up [Slide Show]12-11-13
Physicists Find a Link between Wormholes and Spooky Action at a Distance12-11-13
Mysteries of Fluid Flow Unraveled by Knots12-11-13
Bee Researchers Make Friends with a Killer12-11-13
New Signs of Water on Mars Ramp Up Search for Life12-11-13
Mercury Is Shrinking More Than Thought12-10-13
Unraveling the Mystery of How Antidepression Drugs Work12-10-13
Did Mayor Mike Bloomberg Make New Yorkers Healthier?12-10-13
University Animal Research Practices Slammed in Report12-10-13
Powder Rive Basin Coal on the Move12-09-13
Strategies for Aging Vary Widely across 46 Species with Some Scarcely Deteriorating12-09-13
In a 'Rainbow' Universe, Time May Have No Beginning12-09-13
Hopes Dashed for HIV Cure with Bone Marrow Transplant12-09-13
Federal Flood Maps Left New York Unprepared for Sandy, and FEMA Knew It12-06-13
Smart Wig Could Compete with Google Glass12-06-13
Will to Persevere Can Be Triggered by Electric Stimulation12-06-13
How Long Have Humans Dominated the Planet?12-06-13
Bacterium Reverses Autism-Like Behavior in Mice12-05-13
Dyslexia Linked to Brain Communication Breakdown12-05-13
Mosquito Scent-Tracking Discovery Could Lead to Better Repellents12-05-13
Unregulated Chemicals Found in Drinking Water12-05-13
25 Train Tragedies Could Have Been Prevented in the Past Decade by This Technology12-04-13
NASA Funding Shuffle Alarms Planetary Scientists12-04-13
Earliest Human DNA Shows Unforeseen Mixing with Mystery Population12-04-13
Could Atomically Thin Tin Transform Electronics?12-04-13
Nudity Found to Offer New Social Benefits12-04-13
Safe Limit for Global Warming Is Lowered Dramatically by Experts12-03-13
Dangerous Global Warming Closer than You Think, Climate Scientists Say12-04-13
'Genetic Surgery' May Be Enabled by a New Technology12-03-13
Humans Are Becoming More Carnivorous12-03-13
Dispute over Infinity Divides Mathematicians12-03-13
Physics Solves Centuries-Old Mystery of Red Paint Darkening12-03-13
Stealth Camera Takes Pictures Virtually in the Dark12-02-13
Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants12-01-13
Study Linking Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors Is Retracted11-30-13
Remnants Suggest Comet ISON Still Going11-29-13
How Happiness Boosts the Immune System11-27-13
Dozens of Labs Respond to Call to Bolster Reliability of Psychology Research11-26-13
FDA Cancer Czar Floats Change to Drug Review Process11-26-13
Have We Saved the Sharks?11-26-13
Milky Way s Black Hole Is Shooting Particle Jets11-25-13
Only Half of Drugs Removed by Sewage Treatment11-22-13
The Galaxy Collision Next Door11-22-13
Pay-As-You-Go Solar Energy Finds Success in Africa11-22-13
Mission to Map Earth's Magnetic Field Readies for Take-off11-21-13
Climate Science Lawyers Up11-21-13
Uncertain Future for Iconic "Keeling Curve" CO2 Measurements11-21-13
The Good and Bad News about Frog Abnormalities11-21-13
A Basic Rule of Chemistry Can Be Broken, Calculations Show11-21-13
You ve Got Mail about STDs11-21-13
Americas' Natives Have European Roots11-20-13
Crowd-sourcing Goes Mainstream in Typhoon Haiyan Response11-20-13
Frederick Sanger, Father of DNA Sequencing, Dead at 9511-20-13
Cheaters Use Cognitive Tricks to Rationalize Infidelity11-20-13
Fenced-In Lions Divide Wildlife Conservationists11-20-13
How Traffic Jams Decentralize Cities11-20-13
New Bacterial Life-Form Discovered in NASA and ESA Spacecraft Clean Rooms11-20-13
NASA Pulls the Plug on Plutonium Power Source11-19-13
Nations Squabble over Room in the Atmosphere for Pollution11-18-13
Flooding Undermines Seattle's Flower Farmers11-18-13
Should Vodka Be Marketed as Gluten-Free?11-18-13
Westerly Winds Could Counteract Nearly Half of Antarctic Sea-level Rise Expected By 210011-16-13
Octopuses Propelled by Worm-like Movement11-15-13
Astronomers Surprised by Large Space Rock Less Dense than Water11-15-13
Evolution of an Individual's Cancer Can Be Tracked Cell by Cell11-15-13
Dengue Fever Makes Inroads into the U.S.11-15-13
Haiyan-Battered Philippine Cities Struggle to Resurrect Networks11-14-13
How Many Friends Can Your Brain Handle?11-14-13
How Climate Change and Plate Tectonics Shaped Human Evolution11-14-13
Leopard-like Creature Is the Oldest Big Cat Yet Found11-14-13
Some Danish Advice on the Trans-Fat Ban11-14-13
NASA Probe to Track Mars s Missing Atmosphere11-14-13
U.S. to Allow Transplants of HIV-infected Organs11-14-13
Warsaw Talks to Thrash Out UN Climate Roadmap11-13-13
South Korea Reveals Moon-lander Plans11-13-13
Did Iconic Archaeopteryx Lose Its Ability to Fly?11-13-13