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The Science of Baseball

As Opening Day nears, we take a look at green stadiums, the physics of baseball, and other scientific underpinnings of the U.S. national pastime

April 5, 2009

Robots Among Us

The future always promised us robots that would walk, talk and think like us. So, where are they?

March 23, 2009

How to Green Your Office

From energy-efficient lighting to recyclable building materials, there are a host of new ways to make your workplace more environmentally friendly

March 18, 2009

News from AAAS

What happened at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2009 meeting in Chicago-- from climate change to the search for life on other planets--if you missed us Twittering about it at

February 16, 2009

The Science of Love

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Pheromones, romantic illusions, and staying green while demonstrating your feelings for your sweetheart

February 12, 2009

Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin

The evolution of the most powerful idea in science, originated by a man who was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. Here's how Darwin's theory survives, thrives and reshapes the world...

February 11, 2009

A Guide to the Salmonella Outbreak

More than 500 fell ill between September 2008 and January 2009, and as many as eight have died, thanks to contaminated peanut butter. Here's how salmonella got into our food supply during this and past outbreaks, and how we might keep it out in the future...

February 10, 2009

Wildfires and Climate Change

An Australian wildfire has killed at least 135 people, and some experts are blaming global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions for this and other recent blazes. What is the role of climate change in wildfires?...

February 9, 2009

The Future of Nuclear Power

The U.S.--and the world--is gearing up to build a potentially massive fleet of new nuclear reactors, in part to fight climate change. But can nuclear power handle the load?

January 26, 2009

Science and the Obama Administration

Pres. Obama began his term with a speech emphasizing alternative energy, health care and a focus on education. What's the future of stem cells and other issues that frustrated scientists during the Bush administration?...

January 21, 2009

The Science of Weight Loss

If you've made shedding pounds a New Year's resolution, here's a guide to the research behind dieting and exercise

January 2, 2009

Science at the Movies

Science-related movies up for Oscars include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , The Dark Knight , and Wall-E . But science has been part of films as long as there has been a big screen...

December 24, 2008

Science and the Holidays

From greening your Christmas tree to what oil producers could learn from the story of Hanukkah, your guide to the science of the holiday season

December 18, 2008

The Global Food Crisis

Food is scarce in the developing world, and prices are soaring in industrialized nations. Does science hold the key to the next green revolution?

December 9, 2008

AIDS Today--And Tomorrow

On World AIDS Day, we look at the outcome of PEPFAR, President Bush's international AIDS program, the aftermath of a controversial HIV-prevention trial, and the future of microbicides--women-controlled AIDS prevention...

December 1, 2008

The Science of Thanksgiving

The answers to all your questions about the big bird: Does turkey make you sleepy? What's the difference between white and dark meat? And, stories about the bird itself

November 25, 2008
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis