The discovery that compounds known as iron pnictides can superconduct at 50 degrees above absolute zero has reignited physicists' quest for better high-temperature superconductors, and may offer clues to unlocking a 20-year mystery...
Yucca Mountain was supposed to be the answer to the U.S.'s nuclear waste problem, but after 22 years and $9 billion, that vision is dead. Now, some say that doing nothing in the near term may be the smartest solution...
An emerging class of medicines works its magic by targeting unusual sites on biological molecules
Study of a potentially fatal food-triggered disease has uncovered a process that may contribute to many autoimmune disorders
Paleoanthropologists know more about Neandertals than any other extinct human. But their demise remains a mystery, one that gets curiouser and curiouser
The possibility of "swimming" and "gliding" in curved, empty space shows that even after nine decades, Einstein's theory of general relativity continues to amaze
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