InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
Brain scans show that the neurological patterns linked with pangs of empathy for humans also occur when we see a robot treated harshly
April 23, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Some say the best way to improve American education--and get teachers more respect--is make them take challenging entry exams like doctors and lawyers do.
April 19, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Our Special Report highlights the bright spots where dynamic ideas, fascinating people and hard work are transforming education for American kids
April 17, 2013 | By Smithsonian.com
The FDA is investigating whether doctors aren't getting enough training before they start using machines to do surgery. Is the "wow" factor to blame?
April 15, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
The Harris family struck gold when they introduced the ice house to England in 1856, but what were the costs of their innovation?
April 15, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
How are schools adapting to the new demands of the 21st century?
April 15, 2013 | By Rachael Brown
As science and math-focused campuses multiply around the country, Denver’s School of Science and Technology is solving the equation for what makes a STEM school great
April 15, 2013 | By Rachel Cernansky
From corporate donations to workplace restrictions, what’s taught in the classroom has always been influenced by American industry
April 15, 2013 | By Dana Goldstein
Talia Milgrom-Elcott is building a coalition of the willing, an army devoted to bringing thousands of educators to the classroom
April 15, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum gives high school students an inside look at collections, labs and the people who run them
April 15, 2013 | By Marina Koren
The definition of being eco-conscious is so much more than having solar panels on a roof
April 12, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
Education reformer and Amplify CEO Joel Klein explains how tablets in schools will revolutionize the classroom experience
April 12, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
Imaging technology shows that a reward center known as the nucleus accumbens lights up when we hear melodies we love
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new portable schoolroom boasts environmentally features that will save money and create a space more conducive to learning
April 11, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
By turning brains clear and applying colored dyes, connections between neuron networks can now be examined in 3D at unprecedented levels of detail
April 10, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Researchers hope to design a new bedbug eradication method based upon a folk remedy of trapping the bloodsuckers as they creep
April 09, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
The courts have failed victims of violent crimes, according to one Fordham law professor, but does that mean that vengeance is justified?
April 08, 2013 | By Amy Crawford
They're still a threat to bats and birds and now they even have their own "syndrome". So, are there better ways to capture the wind?
April 05, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Using droplets coated in oil as "ink," a 3D printer can construct a network of synthetic cells that mimics brain and fat tissue
April 04, 2013 | By Marina Koren
A learning algorithm, coupled with brain scans, was able to predict the images seen by dreamers with a 60 percent accuracy
April 04, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg