Ten researchers, politicians, business executives and philanthropists who have recently demonstrated outstanding commitment to assuring that the benefits of new technologies and knowledge will accrue to humanity
Astronomers are finding planets where there were not supposed to be any
A device that slides magnetic bits back and forth along nanowire "racetracks" could pack data in a three-dimensional microchip and may replace nearly all forms of conventional data storage
Small changes to DNA that were once considered innocuous enough to be ignored are proving to be important in human diseases, evolution and biotechnology
This underappreciated resource--a key component of fertilizers--is still decades from running out. But we must act now to conserve it, or future agriculture could collapse
Genetic and archaeological findings hint that wildcats became house cats earlier--and in a different place--than previously thought
The Science of Beauty
From human growth hormone to collagen stimulators, we examine the tactics employed to enhance beauty and stave off the ravages of aging.
Five Ways Science Is Trying to Keep Your Food Safe
In the wake of salmonella outbreaks, scientists are developing technologies that could protect against future threats.
60-Second Science Blog
PCs Idling Overnight Waste Billions in Energy Costs
Because nearly half of U.S. workers leave their computers running overnight, offices rack up an extra $2.8 billion annually in wasteful electricity bills, according to one tally.
The First Meteorites Recovered from a Tracked Asteroid
Fragments in the Sudanese desert complete an “asteroid trifecta”—discovery in space, prediction of the impact site and recovery of fragments.
60-Second Science Podcast
Caffeine Cuts Workout Pain
New research suggests that caffeine, by keeping you from feeling the burn, can help you get more bang for your workout buck.
The Hidden Face of Nefertiti
The famous carved bust of the ancient Egyptian queen has held many secrets. Now researchers are applying computed tomography to bring them to light.
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Conventional washing machines cause excessive damage and wrinkling to clothes primarily during the water removal step. With the introduc
Deadline: Jan 27 2014
Reward: $15,000 USD
The Dow Chemical Company is the leading producer of polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) used in synthetic fluids and lubricants where petroleum,
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