A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of to
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A paleobotanist studying plant evolution, a statistician developing new treatment regimens, and other amazing people The MacArthur Foundation fellows, also known as the recipients of the coveted "genius"
JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without
We talked with judges from two of the world's most prestigious science fairs to get some tips on how to put together a great project and have an even better time. Graphing calculator? Check. New binders?
1 What is the universe made of? Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one "Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Economists and management experts have begun to model what might happen when robots are smart enough to do our jobs for us. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue in their book Race Against the Machine