A Nature commentary blasts homeopathic medicine taught in some British universities as little better than the placebo effect. The commentator may be missing the point.
If scientists can create mice with human vision, can they engineer us to see infrared or ultraviolet?
Taiwanese scientists in search of DNA that may account for sports stars' prowess are building a genetic library of these athletes' saliva.
Smart phones have risks--but so do regular cell phones.
MIT scientists call on the U.S. government to spend half a billion dollars on projects to capture carbon dioxide from coal. Why think so small?
Sensitive information is accessible on discarded machines because we have no means of securely deleting it.
Microsoft is giving people something to talk about.
Prominent cancer experts are calling the NIH's $1.5 billion project to map all mutations in cancer tumors a waste of time and money; not so, say proponents.
Avoid the color red when you want to be the best you can be.
The media are partly to blame for Americans' lack of scientific literacy.