Particles of sulfuric acid--injected by volcanoes or humans--have slowed the pace of climate change in the past decade
Peter Agre, 2003 Chemistry Nobel laureate for his work on aquaporins, the proteins that allow water into and out of cells, talks about his research, his upbringing and why he almost ran for the Senate, in a conversation recorded at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany
At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2009 chemistry laureate Thomas Steitz recalled the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge in the 1960s, and how informal conversations helped nurture great science. Steve Mirsky reports
The British Antarctic Survey has mapped 12 submarine volcanoes, which have created hydrothermal vents that support previously unseen life
Favorite flavors might be programmed in infancy, leading to new research investigating how to rewire our bad dietary habits
A newly discovered reservoir of rare earths, which are needed for high-tech, automotive and renewable energy applications, may remain on the ocean floor for some time
A supernova that went off in 1987 produced large quantities of dust, which may explain why galaxies in the early universe were so dusty
Survey reveals wealth of important metals in ocean floor mud.
In his new book, neuroscientist David Linden explores the biological basis of food, sex and the other things in life that bring us pleasure
Planes lifting off through a specific kind of cloud cover can inadvertently increase snowfall below
Fifteen years after an experimental peanut allergy shot killed one patient, researchers have ramped up the science to find alternative treatments, including protein powders and herbal mixtures
What the future holds for Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant
At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany, 1996 laureate Harold Kroto told the assembled students that science as a way of evaluating what is true is, for him, its most important quality. Steve Mirsky reports
At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany, 2007 Nobelist Oliver Smithies told the assembled students about what he learned from his thesis project, which was never once cited. Steve Mirsky reports
Is Karzai's Accusation That Coalition Forces Are Polluting Afghanistan with Nuclear Material Accurate or an Over-Reaction?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent comment that U.S. and NATO-led forces use weapons with "nuclear components" may be a reference to depleted-uranium munitions, whose health impact is still being studied
Three months after its meltdown, the stricken nuclear power plant continues to struggle to cool its nuclear fuel--and cope with growing amounts of radioactive cooling water
The Cassini spacecraft plunged through watery plumes shooting out of Enceladus and got a taste of what is inside the icy moon
The pharmaceutical industry is seeking stronger ties with academia in a bid to speed up drug development.
Although many experts have long debated the role of the environment in breast cancer, the possibility that chemicals are changing how and when breasts develop is a relatively new concern for scientists