Supersymmetry and the Crisis in Physics
For decades physicists have been working on a beautiful theory that has promised to lead to a deeper understanding of the quantum world.
Now they stand at a crossroads: prove it right in the next year or confront an epochal paradigm shift
Cancer's Off Switch
By releasing the brakes that tumor cells place on the immune system, researchers are developing a new generation of more powerful treatments against malignancy
Is Anybody in There?
Communicating with patients who appear to lack consciousness is becoming a reality
Luck has played a big part in many of the world's great fossil discoveries. New models predict where the bones are and put serendipity in the backseat
Shape-Shifting Things to Come
Flexible, one-piece machines could soon make today's assemblages of rigid parts look like antiques
The Great Coral Grief
J.E.N. Veron, the man who discovered more than 20 percent of the world's coral species, fears the reefs are in deeper trouble than most people realize
Mathematician Ken Ono has solved long-standing puzzles using insights hidden in the unpublished papers of Indian prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan