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Neurological evidence for chaos in the nervous system is growing.
What happens to our bodies when the bonds of love are breached.
NASA engineer Rabindra Mehta explains the aerodynamics of the World Cup soccer ball.
Antioxidant vitamins don’t stress us like plants do—and don’t have their beneficial effect.
A pill to dampen memories stirs hope and worry.
Take this quiz and learn the keys to bouncing back.
There’s a method to the madness of the teenage brain.
The primatologist and neurologist talks turbulence—teens, stress, and the information age.
The chemicals in our everyday lives are, argues immunologist Claudia Miller.
Most creatures flee storms, but some thrive because of them.
Even in calm seas, waves can become monsters.
A 2018 mission will send a probe to within 4 million miles of the sun.
His weather forecasts changed the world. Could his predictions of war?
The eminent oceanographer Walter Munk reflects on science and war.
Kim Stanley Robinson imagines our future.
One physicist’s radical reinterpretation of the cosmic microwave background.
There’s a common trope in science in which a lone genius stands defiantly against a backward, close-minded establishment. Galileo’s Sun-centric astronomy vs. the Catholic Church;…Read More
Imagine looking down through a microscope and seeing a big mass of bacterial cells, writhing in sync, churning in circles. You can almost hear a buzz of activity. The micron-sized organisms…Read More
We may not have realized it at the time, but during the 1990s, Hollywood movies were infiltrated by a new presence that outshined even the biggest screen stars: Images created on computers…Read More
On July 19, Russia launched a satellite designed to study the effects of microgravity on, among other living beings, geckos. The purpose was to observe the geckos—four females and one…Read More