Advances in nanotechnology are revolutionizing medicine. A leader in the field describes recent developments and his commitment to making them available to a wide public.
There is an urgent effort to locate microbe candidates for new antibiotics. Here's why the search and cultivation are so difficult.
A combination of climate change, commercial fishing, and trade now threaten basic health in many developing nations
An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans
An investigation of the two major questions about the origin of life, and their relevance in search for life elsewhere in the universe
An amazing 30+ year project and the discovery of two new Milky Way spiral arms
When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for?
Was there a human factor in the Ice Age extinctions of large mammals?
Ancient infant teeth reveal the importance of weaning patterns in human evolution
Arctic caves contain precise geological records of ancient ice-ages and subsequent melts that help scientists predict the effects of the present permafrost thaw.
Dudley Foster, the Woods Hole engineer closely associated with the Alvin's history, describes explorations of the deep-sea submersible.
Providing a way to help severely impaired individuals communicate
The potential danger of long-term use of ADHD drugs
An author-activist urges public engagement to ensure the transition to renewable energy
An award-winning MIT lab engineers practical necessities for impoverished nations