InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
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
Scientists keep learning new things about food all the time, from the diet power of olive oil's aroma to how chewing gum can keep you away from healthy foods.
April 02, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
In Los Angeles, an anthropologist is using equations to teach police about how street gangs operate
April 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
With ethereal artworks traced in flames and gunpowder, Cai Guo Qiang is making a big bang
April 2013 | By Ron Rosenbaum
The non-governmental organization concedes it sometimes pays a moral price to save lives
April 2013 | By Guy Gugliotta
They're the biggest innovation in higher education in years, but are they a threat to small universities and community colleges?
March 29, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Researchers use tiny robots to study how ants navigate a labyrinth of networks, from the nest to the food and back again
March 28, 2013 | By Marina Koren
What does it mean to be “addicted” to your favorite team?
March 26, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
Should sending "Thank you" emails and leaving voice mails now be considered bad manners? Some think texting has made it so.
March 25, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
It's a product of the emerging field of terradynamics, which studies the movement of vehicles across shifting surfaces
March 21, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
The new technology can be packed into a tiny space, requires no glasses and can project images and video in full color
March 20, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Modern headphones have their origin in opera houses, military bases and a kitchen table in Utah
March 19, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp
From toxins in textile dyes to torturous corsets, beauty has a long history of coming at a high cost
March 18, 2013 | By Emily Spivack
When an algorithm-driven light show took over the Bay Bridge last week, it was the latest example of how much technology is transforming how cities look.
March 14, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Your publicly available "likes" can tell others a lot you wouldn't expect—including your political views, sexual orientation and religion
March 11, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
In 1820, one of Britain's most notorious criminals hatched a plan to rescue the emperor from exile on the Atlantic isle of St Helena -- but did he ever try it?
March 08, 2013 | By Mike Dash
More and more scientific research is showing that sleep is more important to our state of mind--and body--than we ever could have imagined.
March 08, 2013 | By Randy Rieland