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Today's Nobel Prize in medicine went to Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon for their work on stem cell research and cloning
October 08, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
This week at the Smithsonian, daily screenings, the best of American cuisine and new arrangements of Chinese folk songs
October 08, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
In northeastern France, bees have been turning up with abdomens swollen in colors of blue and green, an unnatural rainbow that was also reflected in their honey
October 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A new exhibition offers a contemporary look at the links between Inuit and Norse cultures
October 05, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Hugo Gernsback's predictions give us a look at the most radical of technological utopianism from the 1920s
October 04, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Has the Disney theme park outlived its purpose as a monument to science and technology?
October 03, 2012 | By Matt Novak
With venom so potent it can kill a person in just 30 minutes, the black mamba is a snake to avoid—while others are worth learning about before you cast your judgment
October 03, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
What the heck are black sapotes, carambolas and pomelo fruits?
October 02, 2012 | By Guest Blogger
Is the mooncake just going through a phase or are these new variations on the Chinese treat here to stay?
October 02, 2012 | By Mike Ives
The Jetson family's descent into sex, drugs and rock & roll
October 01, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Russian scientist Leonid Rogozov was the only doctor within 1,000 miles when, in 1961, he was struck by appendicitis in Antarctica. Fortunately, he had Novocain and a scalpel
September 28, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
From maggoty cheese to My Little Ponies to roadkill, some illegal and one legal food items in the United States
September 25, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Meet George Jetson! The first installment of our 24-part series on the show that would forever change how we view the future
September 24, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The wartime inconveniences of traveling by train prompted the promise for "the finest transportation the world has ever seen"
September 21, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Directors take note: scientist and author David Kirby commends the accuracy in these popular films
September 21, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Energy-rich honey could have been the food that let humans get so brainy
September 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Get out and view a wild polar bear and visit Tuvalu and other low-lying islands while you have a chance
September 20, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
This weekend, join in a ceremony to welcome two new monumental works, celebrate the Muppets creator and learn about the world of Islamic mysticism
September 20, 2012 | By Jeanie Riess
Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.
September 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
From asteroids to cloning, author and scientist David Kirby weighs in
September 19, 2012 | By Megan Gambino