The U.S. is stuck with an antiscience Congress, and that’s unlikely to change—whether or not Boehner is at the helm
Flexible circuits can be implanted without tearing vital organs
Ball-shaped molecules release flares when they encounter malignancy
Scientists use language and logic to translate monkey sounds into English and develop linguistic rules for primate dialects.
The $1-trillion bill keeps agencies from acting on clean air and water and energy
Researchers mimicked spider legs to design a powerful mechanical sensor
Yesterday the Senate Intelligence Committee released a scathing report on CIA interrogations conducted in the wake of September 11. The committee concluded that the CIA misrepresented so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" like waterboarding as far less brutal and far more effective than they actually were.
Hairlike structures on cells may play a role in a host of genetic disorders, including kidney degeneration, vision impairment and even some cancers
The innovation industry faces an uncertain future, as long as the United States R&D Tax Credit remains a Congressional roller coaster ride.
Congress (probably) won’t defund the government next week. But if they do, their decision will be disastrous for science.
Scientists unveil the world’s largest index of human protein interactions, which could pinpoint cancer genes.
Congress can be...chaotic. Last Thursday night, President Obama unveiled plans for immigration reform, and literally challenged Congress to stop him.
Ants—they're everywhere. Charging across your picnic blanket, sneaking into your sandwich and, naturally, marching one by one (hurrah!
AI helps mechanical magicians fool human spectators
President Obama announced his support Monday for net neutrality. And Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz let loose one of his biggest howls, tweeting: “Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.
Scientists are now one step closer to understanding the biology behind visual and auditory hallucinations
The Republican Party is widely predicted to win control of the Senate as a result of today's midterm elections. In broadstrokes, that outcome portends a green light for the Keystone XL Pipeline, a blow to the Affordable Care Act and a push for corporate tax reform.
It's a science competition like no other. Acrobats, their faces painted forest green, artfully ascend hanging ropes, twirling away from tumbling pathogens.