Nanoscale technologies can transform how disease is understood, attacked and possibly prevented
The black hole has a troublesome sibling, the naked singularity. Physicists have long thought--hoped--it could never exist. But could it?
Efficient electric plasma engines are propelling the next generation of space probes to the outer solar system
New studies are revealing how the brain's convolutions take shape. The findings could aid the diagnosis and treatment of autism, schizophrenia and other mental disorders
Producing beef for the table has a surprising environmental cost: it releases prodigious amounts of heat-trapping greenhouse gases
The deep basins under the oceans are carpeted with lava that spewed from submarine volcanoes and solidified. Scientists have solved the mystery of how, precisely, all that lava reaches the seafloor
The Science of Pain
Stanford University expert Sean Mackey explores the modern understanding of pain, why therapy is so important, and the relation between pain and empathy.
60-Second Science Blog
Dispatches from the Bottom of the Earth
Marine geophysicist Robin Bell reports from Antarctica as she leads an expedition to explore a surprising mountain range underneath the ice sheet.
Resuscitating the Atomic Airplane: Flying on a Wing and an Isotope
Could nuclear-powered planes help save the environment? Engineers reconsider a cold war–era proposal scrapped decades ago.
60-Second Psych Podcast
Cyberchondria: Online Diagnosis Leads to Obsessive Fear
Beware using the Web for self-diagnosis: you will probably end up with a lot of unnecessary stress.
Rock and Roil: Meteorites Hitting Early Earth’s Oceans May Have Helped Spawn Life
Did heat, pressure and carbon from meteorite impacts create biological precursors?
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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