List of discoveries shows US contributions have declined, but Japanese, Russian and European work is on the rise.
Over-the-counter pain relievers may block some antidepressants
The King of Pop's doctor, Conrad Murray, is on trial for involuntary manslaughter, but could propofol alone have caused MJ's death? Harvard anesthesiologist Beverly Philip explains what gives this drug such lethal potential...
Eric von Hofe, cancer researcher and president of the biotech company Antigen Express talks about his article in the October issue of Scientific American called "A New Ally against Cancer," about cancer vaccines...
A new process aims to extract lithium from the brines used to generate electricity in a geothermal power plant
The melted down reactors are stabilizing, but the real work of repair has yet to begin. David Biello reports
Surging nitrates in Asian waters could dramatically affect marine wildlife.
Geologists say newfound deposits in the embattled country could fulfill the world's desire for rare earth and critical minerals and end opium's local stranglehold in the process
Researchers created the game Foldit to simulate protein folding and used teams of online gamers to help solve the structure of an enzyme. Cynthia Graber reports
Help researchers study the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster by taking and submitting radiation readings
Researchers recreated mammoth hemoglobin and found it delivers oxygen at ultralow temperatures, a finding that could inform blood substitutes for therapeutic hypothermia procedures. Sophie Bushwick reports...
Diamonds from deep underground now reveal that the activities of life can have effects far beneath Earth's surface
Two early-career scientists met with a Nobel laureate who is a pioneer in their field
Adherence to data-sharing policies is as inconsistent as the policies themselves.
Christian de Duve, 1974 Nobel laureate for physiology or medicine, talks about going from a cell biologist to a theorist on evolution and the origin of life
From hacking infrastructure to a detonating a nuclear "dirty bomb," what are the most likely next terrorist attacks?
The attacks on September 11, 2001, profoundly influenced the direction of science and technology. What's been learned from those events, and how they have shaped our lives since
An anti-nicotine vaccine is moving closer to regulatory approval
Mechanism by which microbes scrub radioactive contamination revealed