Isaac Asimov — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries, Muppet friend — endures as one of the most visionary scientific minds in modern history.
Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have announced that they’ve confirmed the presence of life in samples of mud from the bottom of a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The team’s findings have been
Top gear for bugs Engineers taking their ideas from nature is nothing new – from early attempts at flight, to adhesives based on mussels and communications networks that act like hives – but sometimes
Since April, thousands of people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. Following further stages of selection and training, the plan is for the first four astronauts to lift off in 2022. After a
The new software measures varying light phenomena, accounting for distortions from the Earth's atmosphere and any stray clouds. Well, this is what you bought that new telescope camera for, right? NASA
Here's how to fix it In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the
You can now hear the sweet musical stylings of plant proteins, courtesy of this biotech gizmo If proteins could talk, what would they say? Josiah Zayner still doesn't know — but he does have a sense of
A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house Diepholz,
The Space Fence is down. That's the message we get from the SatWatch site, following up on our report last month that the U.S. Air Force was poised to shut down the radar system that tracks thousands objects
It was only a matter of time, really This is one of those ideas it's surprising we didn't hear about earlier: a Google Glass-controlled drone! (Come on, guys, Google Glass has been around for, what, four
Last year, a group of American, Russian, and Kazakh scientists gathered at a mountainside in Kazakhstan to announce that they had finally secured vast stores of plutonium that the Soviet Union buried years
Lots of headlines last week warned young people (those under 55) that drinking more than 28 cups of coffee a week – four cups a day – may lead to an increased risk of all cause mortality. In other words,
The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.
Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher. Quin Etnyre walks to the front of a crowded room at Deezmaker 3D Printers and Hackerspace in California.