Although scientists have long regarded the brain's white matter as passive infrastructure, new work shows that it actively affects learning and mental illness
Internet-based financial markets appear to forecast elections better than polls do. They also probe how well the next George Clooney drama will do at the box office and how bad the next flu season will be.
A recent shift in U.S. military strategy and provocative actions by china threaten to ignite a new arms race in space. But would placing weapons in space be in anyone's national interest?
The only way to save the bluefin tuna, one of the most marvelous and endangered fish in the ocean, may be to domesticate the species
An accelerating universe wipes out traces of its own origins
Quantum computers would be exceptionally fast at a few specific tasks, but it appears that for most problems they would outclass today's computers only modestly. This realization may lead to a new fundamental physical principle
The largest workplace health study ever conducted is applying cutting-edge techniques to investigating an apparent cancer cluster - and highlighting the reasons why science doesn't always protect us at work
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