From glasses that fight jet lag to a plant that waters itself to a rocking chair that fires up the iPad, here are presents no one will forget.
December 07, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Health and medical mobile apps are booming. But what happens when they shift from tracking data to diagnosing diseases?
December 04, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
A high school sophomore won the youth achievement Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for inventing a new method to detect a lethal cancer
December 2012 | By Abigail Tucker
The rambunctious boy had free rein of the White House, and used it to divert a holiday bird from the butcher's block
November 21, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Brain scans suggest Democrats and Republicans actually are different biologically. Welcome to the world of political neuroscience.
November 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Is the crippling of New York City enough to motivate other cities to protect themselves against extreme weather?
November 02, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Incredibly powerful supercomputers and a willingness to acknowledge that they're not perfect has made weather scientists become much more effective in forecasting hurricanes.
October 29, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The war on cancer has been going on for more than 40 years. Here are 10 small--and maybe not so small--victories scientists have had this year
October 22, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Blanchard was said to be afraid of riding in a carriage, but she became one of the great promoters of human flight
October 18, 2012 | By Gilbert King
It sounds funny, but when Google created a huge computer network that was able to identify cats from YouTube videos, it was a big leap forward for artificial intelligence.
October 18, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Here are 10 things scientists have learned about trees this year. Thanks to climate change, it's not a pretty picture.
October 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Cutting-edge research in regenerative medicine suggests that the future of health care may lie in getting the body to grow new parts and heal itself.
October 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
From hand-cobbled beginnings, the football helmet has evolved to become one of the most highly designed pieces of equipment in all of sports
October 01, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
A new breed of scientists says that if you really want to understand why people make financial decisions, you need to see what's going on inside their brains.
September 28, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Augustus Heinze dominated the copper fields of Montana, but his family's scheming on Wall Street set off the Panic of 1907.
September 20, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Man's best friend is becoming a key player in fighting cancer, allowing scientists to speed up the process of connecting the dots between genetics and disease.
September 17, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
When models wore Google's goggles on the runway, it signaled that the next wave of digital devices may actually go post-geek.
September 13, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Apple's iPhone 5 will get all the attention this month, but here are some lesser-known innovations whose time has also come
September 10, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Rovers that ride winds on Venus, robots that roll like tumbleweeds and other wild ideas for exploring space.
September 07, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists are taking a closer look at the extremely rare people who remember everything from their pasts. And yes, their brains are different.
September 04, 2012 | By Randy Rieland