InnovationNew ideas and scientific and technological advancements
The unique flavor of a whiskey or scotch might be more than pure luck--it might be a science
September 09, 2013 | By Natasha Geiling
Across 45 states and the District of Columbia, teachers are working off the same set of standards. What makes that so controversial?
September 05, 2013 | By Stephen Sawchuk
The father of the iPod talks about his next-generation thermostat
September 03, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
The absence of a robust fossil fuel infrastructure makes the African nation ripe for energy innovation
September 03, 2013 | By Celeste LeCompte
Take a look at what is being done to wean the world off of fossil fuels
September 03, 2013 | By Josie Garthwaite
From “i-limbs” to artificial organs, advances in technology have led to an explosion of innovation in the increasingly critical field of prosthetics
September 2013 | By Geoff Brumfiel
Every 12 years, one Indian city balloons from a few million residents to tens of millions. How does this happen with such ease?
September 2013 | By Tom Downey
Relying on data collected through smartphones, Gigwalk says it knows more about its workers than any company ever has.
August 27, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Preindustrial workers built huge industries based on the liquid's cleaning power and corrosiveness--and the staler the pee, the better
August 20, 2013 | By Mohi Kumar
For starters, laptops in classrooms are a big distraction, singing phrases can help you learn a language and multitasking isn't good for your grades.
August 20, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
The key to bringing these nations together in peace may be to first think of the territories as moveable pieces
August 20, 2013 | By Yochi Dreazen
As reefs continue dying off, scientists have started to think more boldly about how to protect them.
August 15, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Venture capitalist Christopher Schroeder sees the Arab Spring giving rise to a new innovative center in Egypt and beyond
August 13, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
Will 100 become the new 60? And do we really want that to happen?
August 12, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
A new study shows that users on social news sites view a comment differently based on the judgement of users before them
August 08, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
In vitro meat? Teeth grown from urine? Screaming rocks and singing bats? It's all real science from the summer of 2013
August 07, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Getting away from artificial light and basking in sunlight can reset your internal clock, new research shows
August 02, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
The world's cities are in the midst of a skyscraper boom. And one growing trend is to connect pre-fab floors like Lego pieces
August 01, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Is a club where you train on walls while sensors track your body's performance just another fitness trend? Or is it real innovation?
July 26, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
The Ramps and Pathways program encourages students to think like engineers before they've reached double digits
July 22, 2013 | By Lisa Guernsey