The physician who has written the book linking genes to disease explains how the next wave of genetic research will affect our lives.
Some organizations seem to have purged "human error," operating highly complex and hazardous technological systems essentially without mistakes. How do they do it?
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A half-century after the creation of the Nuremberg Code of research ethics, scientists still struggle to strike a balance between human rights and medical progress.
Trips take longer, and you have to bum rides, but life is sweeter when you're not tied to a ton of rolling steel.
Some critics claim that all the great questions in science have already been answered or are simply unanswerable. But a leading defender argues that reports of science's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The alleged disappearance of low-skill job opportunities in the U.S. economy has been exaggerated.
A swing of the congressional budget ax has killed the strategic helium reserve, even though public and private research depends on steady suppliles of the element.
The notion that technology is a mere subset of science pervades the media and our culture.
Phenomena like the comet Hale-Bopp can reinspire us to communicate with and enlighten one another.