ScholarsLeading intellectuals in the fields of history, philosophy and science
From the inventor of the barcode to the discoverer of how cancer spreads, we take a look at the brilliant minds who shaped our culture and modern way of life
December 29, 2012 | By Mohi Kumar
Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Roger Boisjoly and the shuttle program form this year's late greats of space exploration
December 28, 2012 | By Mohi Kumar
A roundup of unique (if impractical) science gifts, from glass anatomical models to retro adding machines
December 07, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Claws once thought to belong to a giant turtle turned out to be from one of the weirdest dinosaurs ever found
December 06, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A set of partial jaws hold an important place in the history of South American paleontology, but what sort of dinosaur do they represent?
November 27, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Stegosaurus is immediately recognizable for its prominent plates, but why did these structures actually evolve?
November 23, 2012 | By Brian Switek
In a new book, the editors of Cook's Illustrated share some secrets to preparing the perfect holiday feast
November 20, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Jaws once thought to be from Megalosaurus belong instead to this little-known species
November 06, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tony Kushner talk about what it takes to wrestle an epic presidency into a feature film
November 2012 | By Roy Blount Jr.
Thanks to some historical detectivework, a pair of researchers has relocated one of the earliest recognized dinosaur sites in the American west
October 30, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Sauropods are iconic dinosaurs, but the first of their kind ever found was initially thought to be a huge crocodile
October 29, 2012 | By Brian Switek
For over a century and a half, paleontologists have been confounded by the sail-backed carnivore Becklespinax. What did this dinosaur really look like?
October 22, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Just when naturalists began to suspect that birds might be dinosaurs, one researcher put forward a truly strange idea of what early bird ancestors would have looked like
October 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Microbiologist Zachary Copfer has created detailed portraits of famous artists and scientists in petri dishes
October 10, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Did T. rex use its tiny arms to do push-ups?
October 10, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Paleontologists have named scores of dinosaurs, but why is T. rex our favorite?
October 03, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Carnivorous theropod dinosaurs were once thought to be hydrophobic, but rare swim tracks show that these predators at least sometimes took a dip in lakes and rivers
September 24, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A new study indicates that the gatekeepers of science, whether male or female, are less likely to hire female applicants to work in labs
September 24, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The history of Thecodontosaurus, the fourth dinosaur ever named, is a tangled tale of paleontologist politics
September 19, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The moon won't actually be blue in color, so where did this strange term originate?
August 29, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg