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Should you trust Bitcoin? It depends on what you think the virtual currency is for

There is a future when the City of London <i>really</i> doesn't sleep:<p>Trading still stops on the Stock Exchange at five sharp, but the banker doesn't stop. …

How the brain creates the buzz that helps ideas spread

Psychologists have identifyed for the first time the brain regions associated with the successful spread of ideas, often called “buzz.”<p>How do ideas …

Psychology

Big Pic: So Long, Herschel!

The retired space telescope is taking a trip around the Sun.<p>That little dot, the tiny one abutted by the two black lines? That's the Herschel space observatory, the European Space Agency telescope that ceased scientific operations back in April.<p>After more than three years of imaging beautiful views …

July Spacewalks Previewed on This Week @NASA

What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

America's hugely productive food system is one of its success stories. The nation will export a projected $139.5 billion in agricultural products this fiscal year alone. It's an industry that supports "more than 1 million jobs," according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.<p>But all that …

UK astronomers plan to join search for alien intelligence

British astronomers have drawn up plans to scour the heavens for signs of alien life using a network of telescopes that can detect broadcasts from …