Early toys got kids interested in science and engineering through experimentation
Researchers have built the world's tiniest motor
South African reserves facing unprecedented elephant populations could turn to immunocontraception to slow growth
A materials scientist discusses Colletes bees, which line their homes with plastic
A comparison of the U.S. list of endangered species with the world standard finds many species are left unprotected
December 2011 Advances Section: Additional Resources
What intelligence tests might be overlooking when it comes to autism
One scientist's quest to understand some funky fins taps a new crowdsourcing model to funding his project
New research reveals that the obesity epidemic in children has more complex causes than just diet and exercise
If the recent election season has taught us anything, it's that fame does not equal brains, at least when it comes to science
Can you hear me now? Animals all over the world are finding interesting ways to get around the human din
It’s loud out there. All that banging and driving and dumping and flying and building we do is making the world noisier and noisier. While humans don’t seem to mind the sounds, and when we do we just put in our earplugs – animals are dealing with all the racket we make in interesting ways...
Zoos have helped save endangered species that have lost their habitats with captive breeding and other programs, but are they only saving the poster-species that zoo-goers find aesthetically pleasing?...