The first step toward fixing the culture of STEM is recognizing that it’s broken
If so, it could help explain some quakes that happen far from tectonic-plate boundaries
The field has plenty of talented women, but to reach leadership roles they must have visible and recognizable roles within medicine and in the public
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Without being aware of it, most people can accurately identify gay men by face alone
Google Earth can do many things: gaze into the cosmos, track the flu, and even stalk your friends. What it doesn’t do—or hasn’t yet, anyway—is discover the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.
The 81st Annual Academy Awards are tonight, and science would be in the running for best supporting theme—if there was an Oscar for that kind of thing.
A mystery came to Monterey Bay in 2007: Hundreds of seabirds washed ashore looking and even smelling as though they'd run into an oil spill. The slimy substance that covered the struggling and dead birds smelled "like linseed oil," says Raphael Kudela, an associate professor of ocean sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
We use light to transmit information, using fiber optics. That's great. But it doesn't work as well as it might in confined spaces—say, on a microchip—because it's tough to control, zipping around as it does at the speed of light.
Performance-enhancing steroids are the gifts that keep on giving. They help set home-run records and win cycling medals — never mind make for obvious nicknames like the latest instant classic, A-Roid.
Grainy images of a large snake in Borneo's Baleh River have some locals afraid the mythical Nabu snake is back. Is Borneo's 100-foot river snake—reported yesterday by London's Telegraph and captured in photographs (one appears to the left) —real?
Kids with severe peanut allergies were able to eat the food after building up their tolerance with a daily dose of peanut flour, British doctors report today.
Do you live in a neighborhood with a lot of fast-food joints? Be advised: a new study suggests that living in an area densely packed with fast food ups the odds you will suffer from a stroke.
Charla Nash, the woman who was badly disfigured when she was attacked by her friend’s pet chimp earlier this week, has been transferred to the Cleveland Clinic, which specializes in reconstructive surgery.
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