With a 35 percent nonresponse rate in 2000 and a projected cost of $14.5 billion for 2010, some demographers are looking for better ways to collect demographic data
For the first time, researchers describe a new type of human ancestor on the basis of DNA rather than anatomy
The U.S. government is launching a $50-million effort to enable supercomputer-powered climate models to deliver regional impacts
An amazing example of tissue regeneration in mice might lead to treatments that promote wound healing in humans--but it almost went unnoticed
Start-up InVisage says its QuantumFilm helps camera pixel sensors absorb nearly four times as many photons as current sensors do
Without a firm destination, will NASA's ambitions for a return to manned spaceflight beyond Earth orbit founder? Or, will scrapping the Constellation Program give the U.S. more options for human exploration of the moon, Mars and the asteroids?...
A new device tests the limits of Schrödinger's cat
If humankind is to survive, it must change society's economic model from relentless, unbridled growth to maintenance of wealth and resources
The COROT satellite has found a Jupiter-size world in a relatively temperate Mercury-like orbit
Community-based online efforts point to a new, faster approach in mathematics
Finding the Top Bot: High School Students (and Their Robots) Take the Prize at Tech Challenge [Slide Show]
Budding engineers put their bots head to head at this year's regional FIRST Tech Challenge championship in New York City
When rational appeals fall short, environmentalists enlist social and economic incentives--and even neuroscience--to get the public in on national efforts to combat climate change
Could added incentives and other changes to the federal food stamp program trim rampant obesity rates among low-income groups?
Consciousness-Raising: Kick-Starting the Brain's Dopamine System May Revive Some Vegetative Patients
A clinical trial seeks to determine if apomorphine, once used to treat Parkinson's symptoms, could speed recovery from certain kinds of brain trauma
Despite a history of causing fetal malformations, thalidomide is FDA-approved for some conditions, so clues are welcome as to how the drug, formerly used as a sedative and now for immunomodulatory therapy, works...
Electrons not only have charge, they also have spin--and electric insulators are not opaque to the latter property
Is there a better way to compile and review climate science?
Despite a growing interest in comparative effectiveness research, little medical study is being done to improve this aspect of patient care
Sixty years after the first documented kidney transplant in the U.S., a study shows the procedure carries little long-term medical risk for the donor
Humans can capture and release CO2 efficiently, so why can't power plants?