Internet-based financial markets appear to forecast elections better than polls do. They also probe how well the next George Clooney drama will do at the box office and how bad the next flu season will be.
The only way to save the bluefin tuna, one of the most marvelous and endangered fish in the ocean, may be to domesticate the species
The largest workplace health study ever conducted is applying cutting-edge techniques to investigating an apparent cancer cluster - and highlighting the reasons why science doesn't always protect us at work
Although scientists have long regarded the brain's white matter as passive infrastructure, new work shows that it actively affects learning and mental illness
Quantum computers would be exceptionally fast at a few specific tasks, but it appears that for most problems they would outclass today's computers only modestly. This realization may lead to a new fundamental physical principle
A recent shift in U.S. military strategy and provocative actions by china threaten to ignite a new arms race in space. But would placing weapons in space be in anyone's national interest?
An accelerating universe wipes out traces of its own origins
Biodiesel Takes to the Sky
An unmodified Czechoslovakian jet flew burning nothing but cooking oil.
Culture Speeds Up Human Evolution
Analysis of common patterns of genetic variation reveals that humans have been evolving faster in recent history.
A New Way to Help Networks Handle Ever Heavier Data Loads
Researchers discover an acoustic way to briefly store data that alleviates traffic bottlenecks.
Docs Use Fake Pills as Real Meds
A new study finds that a significant number of physicians will on occasion knowingly prescribe a placebo.
Fact or Fiction
Leaving Computers On Helps Them Last
What’s the best way to extend a PC’s life?
Interview with Bill Gates
We catch up with the outgoing chairman of Microsoft.
Deadline: Aug 31 2013
Reward: $100,000 USD
The Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative (GBFAI) is launching the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge whose
Deadline: Jun 29 2013
Reward: $7,000 USD
The Seeker for this Challenge desires proposals for chemical methods that could rapidly degrade a dilute aqueous solution
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