The young scientist demolished the old guard's ideas on the nature and size of the universe
May 20, 2013 | By Gilbert King
Some scientists think we'll be able to define great art by analyzing our brains when we see or hear it. Critics say don't hold your breath
May 17, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
Among then: They answer a lot of questions and their spit is good for us
May 10, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
New studies on rats show that being a mom does more than change her body, it may maximize her brainpower too
May 09, 2013 | By Megan Gambino
Scientists have found a way to slow the aging process. Unluckily for us, they've only been able to do it in mice
May 03, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
The new technology promises a factory in every home—and a whole lot more
May 2013 | By Elizabeth Royte
Between smartphone apps and local exhibitions, the Institution is looking for great new ways to connect to our biggest fans
May 2013 | By G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
May 2013 | By Michael Caruso
It's right up there with food, sex and drugs when its comes to stirring up pleasure responses in our brains.
April 24, 2013 | By Randy Rieland
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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