The Hidden Members of Planetary Systems
The solar system consists of more than just planets; it is also a beehive of asteroids and comets. Is that the case for other planetary systems, too?
Private ventures seeking to make routine access to space affordable see big potential in going small
Logic suggests that having options allows people to select precisely what makes them happiest. But, as studies show, abundant choice often makes for misery
As scientists and engineers continue to push back the limits of chipmaking technology, they have quietly entered into the nanometer realm
New discoveries about the rules governing how genes encode proteins have revealed nature's sophisticated "programming" for protecting life from catastrophic errors while accelerating evolution
Mounting evidence suggests that glial cells, overlooked for half a century, may be nearly as critical to thinking and learning as neurons are