InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
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
Deep channels, buried under lava but now mapped with satellite data, give hints to the planet's violent, wet and recent past
March 07, 2013 | By Marina Koren
Actually, fairly smart. And we're only seeing the first wave of smartwatches, with Apple expected to enter the fray as early as this year.
March 05, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
With nanomedicine, the strategy is not to poison cancer cells or to blast them away but to trick them
March 01, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Researchers at MIT are investigating how to turn houses in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into mini-power plants
March 2013 | By James Holloway
Durable and rechargeable, the new battery can be stretched to 300 percent of its size and still provide power
February 27, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg