Why fallible expertise trumps armchair science—a Q&A with sociologist of science Harry Collins
Dust devils greet Mars lander; Carbon nanotubes measure spiciness; Autism linked to schizophrenia ... and more
New detector technology monitors nuclear reactors
An experiment that flew on the Columbia shuttle achieves closure
City of coughing angels; Absinthe doesn't really make the art grow fonder; Giant squid dissected and more...
Memory plus resistor may add up to longer-lasting batteries and faster-booting computers
Experimenters team up in the search for an invisible, hypothetical particle
Blaze enters fourth day
Microscopic plumbing system fuses engineered proteins into silk
New drug raises hope Alzheimer's cure not far off; Does ennui lead to errors? (hint: oui); and more . . .
Law would bar insurers and employers from discriminating based on genetic testing
Zeroing in on the cause of high-speed jets issuing from energetic galactic cores
If Stephen Hawking mated with Jim Croce, their love spawn would surely have gotten around to writing "Superluminal Lover," a charming little ditty about supermassive black holes and the relativistic plasma jets spouting from them...
Researchers come closer to weaving quantum "braids"
Trading security for sweets, Researchers trick Wi-Fi, Traders' testosterone levels predict their profits and more...
University of Manchester New results keep coming fast and furious from graphene, the single-atom-thick form of graphite. Resembling chicken wire in structure, graphene has captured researchers' attention over the past few years for its combination of exotic physics, attractive electronic properties and ease of preparation (see my slideshow on how to make your own graphene"”with Scotch tape)...
At the American Physical Society meeting: What is putting a drag on the twin Pioneer spacecraft? Is it uneven heating? Or does gravity deviate from what is expected?