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?
Seeing the Little Picture: Novel Nanocoating Gives Atomic Force Microscope Users a Better Look at Individual Molecules
The coating material, called NanoCone, when added to the microscope's probe lets researchers lift and separate molecules, promising greater precision for disease diagnosis
The diversity of germs in the human gut suggests microbiota play a greater role in health than previously thought, even driving obesity and other metabolic conditions
Earth's churning interior produced a protective magnetic field as early as 3.45 billion years ago, closer to when life began
A single asteroid impact near the Yucatan remains the best explanation for the massive Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, scientists conclude in a new, deep review
ARPA-E, the U.S.'s energy transformation agency, is doling out funds for greener power, but is it too conservative?
Potassium atoms interspersed into crystals of the organic compound picene yields superconductivity at relatively high temperatures
Artificial antibodies, 3-D genome imaging, inexpensive prosthetics, a liner for hydrogen-car fuel tanks--winning ideas from the Lemelson-M.I.T. awards for students