The famed author and advocate for people with autism looks at the differences in how the human mind operates
July 2012 | By Temple Grandin
Upside down skyscrapers. Vacuum tubes whisking away trash. Welcome to the future of cities as they begin exploring the next urban frontier.
June 26, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In some cases, they're learning to work with humans. In others, they're taking over the whole plant
June 21, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
They sure make pretty pictures, but are we exaggerating what they can really tell us about what's going on inside our heads?
June 18, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Fatherhood remains a ripe subject for scientific research. Here are 10 recent studies on the transformation from man to dad
June 14, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
In a Facebook world, you'd think there wouldn't be much of a future for nonfiction storytelling. But several startups are trying to keep the long narrative alive.
June 11, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
It's World Oceans Day and here are 10 things scientists know about what's happening under the sea that they didn't a year ago.
June 08, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The power of the synthesizing mind and the building blocks of combinatorial creativity
June 06, 2012 | By Maria Popova
Not a lot of research has been done on lucid dreaming, but new devices are now helping people influence what's going on in their heads while they sleep.
June 04, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Apple's Siri is far from perfect, but It's shown the potential of voice recognition software and artificial intelligence. Coming soon: Real conversations with our cars.
June 01, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Not only is it now available in once unimaginable flavors, like salted caramel and prosciutto, but scientists also are trying to make it good for you.
May 24, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
We're moving toward an "internet of things," where machines talk to machines and there's little need for human involvement. A lot of experts think it's the key to ensuring that cities of the future don't fall apart
May 21, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Not an easy answer. But here are 10 recent studies on what it means to be a mother today
May 10, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
If the crowd-funding spike for the Pebble smart watch is any indication, wearable tech is about to go mainstream.
April 20, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Think that all the best inventions happen in rich countries and trickle down to poor ones? Think again.
April 18, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Frankenstein is back, but this time his story is interactive, as publishers scramble to "enhance" novels.
April 12, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The new Marlins Park in Miami isn't another retro stadium. No, it's high-tech and arty and a little bit wacky
April 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
New research suggests the brain is more organized than previously thought and alsothat a full memory can reside within only a few neurons
April 02, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Some urban planners and architects say we can do a lot better than asphalt slabs and concrete boxes
March 29, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
The rapid development of artificial intelligence is bringing us closer to the day when machines will be able to think for themselves
March 23, 2012 | By Randy Rieland