João Zilhão defends his controversial view that our oft-maligned relatives shared our cognitive abilities
Interventions before symptoms appear could be key to slowing or stopping the leading cause of dementia
The process is extremely difficult, but it also seems inevitable
The world's biggest particle collider might uncover new slices of space
How will we respond to a signal from outer space?
A local conflict could produce a global nightmare
Synthetic biology remakes organisms, but can it bring inanimate matter to life?
They would transform the grid--if they can exist at all
What happens when robots start calling the shots?
Will the overdue Big One tear California asunder?
It would solve environmental headaches, but it remains hard to achieve
Notwithstanding the tameness of H1N1, influenza viruses could still wipe out millions and wreak economic havoc