15 years after a gene defect was found to increase the risk of schizophrenia 30-fold, scientists have figured out how it might cause the brain disorder's debilitating symptoms
3VR wants to be the Google of surveillance footage, giving businesses the ability to search video for specific people, places and things
The green economy continues to show vitality, business leaders say, despite the near-total collapse of global climate talks, stalemate in Washington, D.C., and polls showing decreased urgency to tackle global warming...
Thinking on the Envelope: Finding a Medical "Silver Bullet" to Disable Many of the World's Deadliest Viruses
A series of promising compounds can cripple all enveloped viruses' ability to invade cells as well as circumvent any resistance that hobbles traditional antiviral drugs. But will they work outside the lab?...
Rats given access to high-fat foods showed some of the same characteristics as animals hooked on cocaine or heroin--and found it hard to quit even when given electric shocks
Efforts to combat climate change continue to grow. But are they big enough? Or fast enough?
Environmentalists think food products should be labeled according to how much water is used to produce them
Efforts to identify faint objects in the solar system's Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto come up largely empty
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