He's No Gregory House--Which Is a Good ThingAs a disease detective at the NIH, William A. Gahl unravels the cause of illnesses that have stumped other doctors
Dangerous Volcano Spurs Rival Nations to CooperateThe volcano beneath this calm-looking lake has grown restive, inspiring a rare collaboration between Chinese and Korean scientists
Experimental Philosophy: Thoughts Become the New Lab RatsSome philosophers today are doing more than thinking deeply. They are also conducting scientific experiments relating to the nature of free will and of good and evil
The Smallest "Astronauts" Set for Launch November 8Did space rocks seed Earth with life? To test that idea, a Russian probe is about to see whether microbes can survive a round-trip to Mars
Digging Mars: Mars Science Lab Set to Blast OffThe Mars Phoenix mission revived hopes that the Red Planet may be habitable, preparing the way for a new rover to be launched this month
A Formula for Economic CalamityDespite the lessons of the 2008 collapse, Wall Street is betting our future on flimsy science
The Wipeout GeneA new breed of genetically modified mosquitoes carries a gene that cripples its own offspring. They could crush native mosquito populations and block the spread of disease. And they are already in the air—though that's been a secret
The Truth about FrackingFracturing a deep shale layer one time to release natural gas might pose little risk to drinking-water supplies, but doing so repeatedly could be problematic
The First Americans: Mounting Evidence Prompts Researchers to Reconsider the Peopling of the New WorldHumans colonized the New World earlier than previously thought—a revelation that is forcing scientists to rethink long-standing ideas about these trailblazers
Can We Feed the World and Sustain the Planet?A five-step global plan could double food production by 2050 while greatly reducing environmental damage
Can Memories Be Counted?
Bigger Plates, More Food--Or Is It the Other Way Around?
Facebook-Like Portal Helps Teens with Crohn's Collaborate on Medical Research
How Bar-Headed Geese Scale the Himalayas
You Say Embryo, I Say Parthenote
Can Science Halt Hurricanes?
Of Flash Mobs and Four Loko
Zombie Insects: A Q&A about a Sinister Virus
Meet Your Newest Ancestor
3-D, Hold the Glasses
Low Taxes, High Rhetoric: What Consumers Really Do with Their Tax Cuts
What Is It?
On the Trail of Space Trash
How Can Malware Be Stopped?
From the Editor
Computers versus Brains
Letters to the Editors
Readers Respond to "The Bad Boy of Physics" and Other Articles
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The Real Science behind Scientology
The Joke's on Your Computer: The Latest Humor Coded into Software
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