Unmanned aerial vehicles hold great potential in their ability to provide crucial data about tornado behavior--if only the FAA allowed scientists to use them
Tornado season was nearly a dud last year for an armada of scientists who hoped to surround a twister with data-collecting instruments. Will this year bring more data?
How do tornadoes form? Scientists launched the largest field experiment in history to find out
Men and women may have different roles when it comes to comedy, but laughter is crucial from flirtation through long-term commitment
Recent research explores the effects of a schizophrenia risk factor (DISC1) and its influence over the onset of the disease
Where do rainbows come from? What about flying cars, love and LSD?
By Davide Castelvecchi , Graham P. Collins , Bruce Grierson , Mara Hvistendahl , Jonathon Keats , Michael Moyer , George Musser , Christie Nicholson , Ricki Rusting , Jessica Snyder Sachs , Christine Soares , Gary Stix , Kate Wong , Melinda Wenner and Philip Yam | Aug 17, 2009 | 19
A train that doesn't even stop in Willoughby; Extinction rock; and more...
Voters who know their place; Chilling evidence of rapid climate meltdown; Humans to galaxy: "We're here!" via golden plaques and snack food; and DNA self-sequencing kit marketers parse "lab test"
Like a summer blockbuster, this episode is full of thrills--magnets that turn off a reporter's ability to speak; indestructible unmanned aerial vehicles; and more...
Scientists dissect the world's largest invertebrate; narwhals unseat polar bears as the most endangered mammal in the Arctic; introduced lizards underwent superfast evolution; and a new way to program robots that encourages them to improvise solutions to real-world problems
Are video games linked to autism? Are we the only intelligent life in the galaxy? Is PETA's X Prize for artificial meat going to work?
In this week's episode of Scientific American's weekly news video roundup: bad times might lead to good health, the misuses of the iPod as a unit of storage, decisions happen seven seconds earlier than you think, and hear a Neandertal speak!
A haunting visualization of our CO2 emissions; turning those emissions into plastics; deadly nanotech socks and a war of two press releases.
This week's science news video roundup includes rodents joining the club of tool users, Olympians with a gene that lets them beat doping tests, suspended animation via hydrogen sulfide and a network of earthquake-detecting laptops.
Straight hair may seem easy to brush but it actually tangles more often than curly locks
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