The only scientist and field geologist ever to visit the moon offers some pointers to those who will one day visit Mars
The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression has prompted a reassessment of how financial markets work and how people make decisions about money
The division of labor by the two cerebral hemispheres—once thought to be uniquely human—predates us by half a billion years. Speech, right-handedness, facial recognition and the processing of spatial relations can be traced to brain asymmetries in early vertebrates
Scientists are turning agricultural leftovers, wood and fast-growing grasses into a huge variety of biofuels—even jet fuel. But before these next-generation biofuels go mainstream, they have to compete with oil at $60 a barrel
The illegal slaughter of African elephants for ivory is now worse than it was at its peak in the 1980s. New forensic tools based on DNA analysis can help stop the cartels behind this bloody trade
Scientists are using new tools and tactics in the race to discover novel antibiotics
Life at the Marine Monuments
The U.S.’s three new national marine monuments host a bounty of life that is now protected.
60-Second Science Blog
Monkey See, Monkey Regret
Researchers used a simian version of the game show Let’s Make a Deal to test whether monkeys, like humans, wonder about what might have been.
Seven Artificial Valves That Lend Hearts a Helping Hand
Artificial designs have evolved over the past five decades to successfully replace natural valves.
60-Second Earth Podcast
Cash for Clunkers
Is the government’s plan to pay people for trading in old, inefficient vehicles an environmental bane or boon?
Growth Industry: Honeybee Numbers Expand Worldwide as U.S. Decline Continues
Populations in the U.S. and Europe have been hit hard, but honeybees are on the rise elsewhere.
60-Second Science Podcast
Elderly Who Forget Age Remember Better
In a study, senior citizens who were reminded of their age and of stereotypes about aging performed worse on memory tests than secure seniors did.
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Conventional washing machines cause excessive damage and wrinkling to clothes primarily during the water removal step. With the introduc
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The Dow Chemical Company is the leading producer of polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) used in synthetic fluids and lubricants where petroleum,
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