Researchers illustrate a delicate method that could boost research into artificial spider silk—a material that is stronger than steel
In another step for synthetic biology, genes designed in the lab and not seen in nature have been used by researchers to rescue bacterial cells from death
Two groups of physicists have managed to shift the quantum entanglement between two photons onto an entangled state between one photon and a quantum memory
This past summer's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brings to the surface failures in both government and industry
The hormone promotes warm social feelings but can also promote in-group favoritism and ethnocentrism, suggesting there is a lot we don't know yet about the "cuddle chemical"
A new study finds a previous estimate of wastewater's potential as a renewable energy source "a substantial underestimation"
Many have implicated heated political rhetoric in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but the connection between viewing and acting is complex
The nature of the congresswoman's injury, along with prompt emergency care kept her alive
An accidental find in a star-forming dwarf galaxy shows that black holes may mature early in galaxy evolution
An important indicator species in the fossil record, ammonites played a major ecological role in their day, so figuring out what--and how--they ate should lead to a bounty of new knowledge about the ancient ocean...
Short-lived bursts of plasma leaping outward from the sun contribute to the mysteriously well-heated outer solar atmosphere
Encouraged by the successes of the Xbox Kinect sensor and Windows 7, Microsoft's CEO assures the consumer electronics crowd that Windows's future is bright
More Than Meets the Mirror: Illusion Test Links Difficulty Sensing Internal Cues with Distorted Body-Image
Can you guess your heart rate? Those who have trouble doing so might also have a less accurate external picture of their bodies, suggesting that body-image problems may not necessarily result from media messages alone...
Baby boomers who keep up the pace as they age are likely to outlive those who slow down
A look at one uranium mine shows how difficult it will be to clean up the reservation's hundreds of abandoned Cold War-era mines
Pinning down the universe's missing mass remains one of cosmology's biggest challenges
Studying brain waves and physiologic patterns in patients under general anesthesia might help researchers build new neurological models of disorders, such as comas and insomnia
Scientists remove some of the guesswork about how individuals will use energy in 2050 by looking at past campaigns to induce personal change and their effectiveness
The moving bits in the proposed data-storage scheme do not stop and start instantaneously, but their motion is easy to quantify