Good Habits, Bad Habits
Researchers are pinpointing the brain circuits that can help us form good habits and break bad ones
Machines that can quickly identify virtually any bacterium, virus or fungus are being developed for hospitals. Networking the devices could allow health authorities to save lives by spotting disease outbreaks earlier than ever before
Summon the Rain
Governments and farmers worldwide spend millions every year trying to control the weather. New science suggests they might be on to something
Seeds of a Cure
Desperate to develop new drugs for malaria and other ailments, researchers are running clinical trials with traditional herbal medicines—and generating promising leads
The Ponzı Economy
Many ordinary business practices resemble the infamous con game
The World Without Free Wıll
What happens to a society that believes people have no conscious control over their actions?
How to Search for Life on Mars
Experiments now under development could finally answer one of the most profound questions in science: Does life exist outside of Earth?