Magazine As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease. There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course.
In forensic science, fingerprints and DNA are beginning to look old-school. To catch perpetrators (or exonerate the innocent), future sleuths may find themselves collecting and comparing entire colonies
No, this is not the plot of the new Jurassic Park movie Birds have an amazing array of beaks, from the curved snout of a flamingo, to the delicate and deadly beak of an owl, to the rounder snout of the
Science & InnovationGory Details Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts? Many of the headlines so.
Science & InnovationGermination When a disease threat looms, you might expect that everyday people won’t recognize the danger, but professionals will. That isn’t always the case, though. Some data made
All thanks to a little enzyme At some point in your life, you’ve probably been asked to donate blood. If your blood is type O, you may have been asked to donate even more, because your blood type is the
When you look up past the stars of our Milky Way and out at the galaxies beyond, it might surprise you to learn that most of what we see isn’t most of what’s actually there. Sure, in our Solar System,
Well, transparent clay, that they made armor out of It’s a transparent armor so good it might turn the phrase “glass cannon” on its head. The Naval Research Laboratory developed a manufacturing process
Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned
Marines will control a head-up display with a gun-mounted mouse Using a pair of augmented reality glasses, a Marine signals intelligence (SIGINT) specialist monitors web traffic while he lies on the ground,
In what's being called a win-win for the environment and the production of renewable energy, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have achieved
Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe. But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly
The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report
Our article about “exploding head syndrome” prompted many of you to share your strange and intriguing stories, says William Park. I truly thought a bomb had gone off in the neighbourhood In our recent
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The United States needs disruptive new technologies, new ways of acquiring equipment and bandwidth, and closer ties with global allies to stay ahead of growing challenges