60-Second Science Blog
Dispatches from the Bottom of the Earth
Marine geophysicist Robin Bell reports from Antarctica as she leads an expedition to explore a surprising mountain range underneath the ice sheet.
Resuscitating the Atomic Airplane: Flying on a Wing and an Isotope
Could nuclear-powered planes help save the environment? Engineers reconsider a cold war–era proposal scrapped decades ago.
60-Second Psych Podcast
Cyberchondria: Online Diagnosis Leads to Obsessive Fear
Beware using the Web for self-diagnosis: you will probably end up with a lot of unnecessary stress.
Rock and Roil: Meteorites Hitting Early Earth’s Oceans May Have Helped Spawn Life
Did heat, pressure and carbon from meteorite impacts create biological precursors?