The 1950s promised we'd all have our own Jetsons-style house robots by the beginning of the 21st century. We might not be there yet — Roombas don't count — but robots are playing an increasingly important
Scientific research has an enormous impact on modern society, with its effects felt in many aspects of our lives. But scientists are also part of that society, and can adapt their research topics and to
Fruits and vegetables are unquestionably essential to a healthful diet. But there's another side to some of these plants that, thankfully, most people never see: the tiny amounts of toxins within them.
Eucalyptus could become a prospector's best friend: a team of researchers say they've proven once and for all that some trees' leaves contain tiny gold particles drawn from deep underground. In a study
Plus, it's the only avalanche airbag that will save your life more than once More winter adventurers than ever before are wandering off trails and deep into the backcountry. But hiking or skiing on the
Crowdfunding models like Kickstarter took off in 2012--now we'll wait and see how transformative those models are. Science and technology have utterly transformed human life in the past few generations,
Our favorite space agency has just set a new communication speed record. With lasers! In January, we wrote about an impressive feat—when NASA sent the Mona Lisa to the moon using lasers. In the accompanying
No, really Iran's latest drone isn't one. The "matchstick with wings" body, camera slung beneath the fuselage, and remotely piloted nature of the Ra'ad 85 all obscure the vehicles' true nature: it's a