Checking 20 years worth of projections shows that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has consistently underestimated the pace and impacts of global warming
SAN FRANCISCO—This incredibly detailed 360-degree view of Earth at night was unveiled during a December 5 presentation at the American Geophysical Union conference.
An AR-15 assault rifle containing just one 3D printed part broke during resilience tests, impeding any early plans to build a working gun made entirely of printed material
Dredging of a highly contaminated canal has begun to make it deeper for ships, but some experts worry the effort could stir up chemical trouble
As A123 heads to bankruptcy auction, the Department of Energy touts its new battery research center
Knowledge of how the brain intuits what someone else is thinking helps Rebecca Saxe devise possible solutions to seemingly intractable political and social conflicts
The former software mogul was at a resort in Guatemala, according to geolocation metadata stored in an Internet photograph uploaded Monday
The drug industry says the antibiotic pipeline is blocked by overly stringent clinical-trial requirements for new treatments
Some experts worry that the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy may fade into memory
High in the Andes and finally open to scientists after years of conflict, Colombia's cloud forests host rich biodiversity, which is being lost before its even documented
Some unusual things have been entering and exiting human mouths
Public health officials urge U.S. families to get vaccinated in preparation for what, they warn, could be a particularly bad year
Federal protection could slow the destruction of coral reefs, which are devastated by increasing water temperatures and the rise of ocean acidification
High above sea level the mountains regulate water supply for millions in Colombia's cities, but natural flood control works are failing
Record emissions of carbon dioxide mean atmospheric concentrations have reached levels that lead to the highest temperature increases
Chemistry; The Table; The Elements; The Noble Gases; The People
An investigative report about the influence of drug company money on scientific research, which appears in the December 2012 issue, started with a database of publicly available information...
Syrian activists say the government is responsible for at least a portion of the Internet blackout that has kicked the nation offline
A report by 47 scientists using data from 10 satellites provides exquisitely detailed measurements of Greenland and Antarctica
Couches and household textiles remain a major source of retardants, which can build up in our bodies and the environment. Some of the semi-volatile chemicals have been linked to cancer and altered hormones in children...