This summer's record melt suggests the Arctic may lose its ice cap seasonally sooner than expected. What impacts can we expect?
Genetic analyses found herbs similar to black cohosh were being sold in commercial preparations of the popular remedy, possibly explaining mixed results and casting doubt on supplement label accuracy...
It's almost time for NASA's Curiosity rover to make contact with a Martian—a Martian rock, that is.
Stimulating a brain region induces intense overeating
Precision engineering allows thermoelectric material to convert heat into more electricity
Everyday Einstein: Quick and Dirty Tips for Making Sense of Science
White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than peers with low levels of the chemical, according to new research
Join us for a live online chat with the editors of The Best Science Writing 2012, aka The Open Laboratory 2012
Larry Young and Brian Alexander explain how heartache begins in the brain in The Chemistry between Us
Many of the medicines children take have never been proved safe and effective for them. A new law will help change that
A curdling chemistry craft from Science Buddies
Newer cookware, made from soda lime silicate glass instead of borosilicate glass, has a smaller shatterproof temperature range. Christopher Intagliata reports
Recruiting women into the sciences with girly images can backfire
With the new annotation of the human genome, researchers are finding that most of the code between genes is controlling crucial functions for life and health
For the ChemCam on NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars, a spot marks the spot. ChemCam, a multitalented instrument for remotely analyzing Martian rocks and soils, fires a laser at targets up to seven meters away to determine their chemical composition...
A mouth-puckering, acidic activity from Science Buddies
In two months the Big Apple will begin relying on both ultraviolet light and chlorination to rid its drinking water of cryptosporidium, giardia and other pathogens
Plant's flavorful variations reveal evolution at work
Turkey might be the geographic origin of languages from English to Hindi, according to epidemiological tracking techniques
Chemists have created a spray-on gel that can slow the ripening of bananas. Christie Nicholson reports