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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.
Revealing how computers can provide hope amid poverty, children in one urban community are posting their drawings, poems, and other creations on the Net.
Score one for the scientific community, which banded together to stop a proposed intellectual-property treaty that would have privatized huge stores of knowledge.