The failure rate may be 90 percent, but if any of these exotic technologies succeeds, it could significantly improve energy security and efficiency
Low levels in pregnant mothers may put babies at risk of developing schizophrenia
New data is undermining the evidence that has long been proposed to support the eager males—choosy females paradigm
New understanding of epigenetics, or the molecular processes that control genes, show how it underlies hereditary forms of obesity and cancer
Does an academic's use of legal threats to stop a critical paper from being published subvert the peer review process, which is fundamental to modern scientific research?
Facial expressions and body language may reinforce racism
Growing evidence points to birthplace as a risk factor for schizophrenia
Also: Pack Your Bags for Creativity and Confidence Wins over Smarts
Certain memories die suddenly rather than fading away
A tagalong to the Russian sample-return mission makes some researchers uncomfortable
Quantum rivers, waterfalls and fountains you can see with your naked eye
Also Updates on Bubbles Producing Light, Virus-Infecting Viruses and Galapagos Tortoise Breeding
News Scan Briefs: Eyes on the Tops of Their Heads; Play Dates for Germ Sharing; Another Gene for Alzheimer's
Also: The New Stone Age; Mountain Climbing Trees; Location Influences Voters; and Martian Hit-and-Run
Discovery News directs our attention to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University, where researchers are working on the "world's most powerful magnet—one that won't blow up a split second after it's turned on."
The bit about not blowing up is key...
Distant explosion visible to the naked eye breaks the mold with double jet
Forget black holes. Here's the real question about the Large Hadron Collider: How fast could it defrost a pizza?
The forward thinking editors at Scientific American was all over this question in the June 2007 issue...
Creationists cast themselves as proponents of "academic freedom"