The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal
The CDC calls their misuse “one of the most serious public health problems in the United States”
It leads to violence against, and the trafficking of, Native women
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Make fun, if you must, but it turns out that love may not fade with time, after all — and leaves a lasting impression in our brains as well as our hearts, according to a recent study...
Twitter has arrived. How do we know? It's been hacked like all the other hot social networks before it. (Read: Facebook and MySpace .) The cyber attacks say as much about the growing popularity of the "microblogging" site (messages can't be longer than 140 characters) as they do about the company's inability to secure its users' information...
Editor's note: Marine geophysicist Robin Bell is leading an expedition to Antarctica to explore a mysterious mountain range beneath the ice sheet. Following is the sixteenth of her updates on the effort as part of ScientificAmerican.com 's In-Depth Report on the "Future of the Poles."
AGAP SOUTH CAMP, ANTARCTICA—Since we first conceived this project, we have been acutely aware of the limited amount of time we would have in the field. We wanted 35 days to complete the planned program...
LONG BEACH, CALIF.—One of the unnerving aspects of astronomy as a science is how astronomers continue to argue over measurements you’d have thought they settled long ago.
More than half of teens on MySpace discuss or post images on their profiles of sex, drugs and violence, new research shows. But another study finds that reminding kids the info is public may tame the content they publish on the social-networking site...
When NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers touched down on Mars, they were each tapped for three-month missions exploring the Red Planet. But five years later, both are still moving, providing a bright spot at a tumultuous time for the space agency...
The trail that led to Bruce Ivins as the prime suspect in the 2001 deadly anthrax mailings ended when the government scientist died of a drug overdose in July as the FBI prepared to arrest him for the attacks...
Toyota won't just be adding solar panels to its popular Prius gas-electric hybrid car—like the solar electric conversion kit seen at left—it'll be powering a version of it exclusively via sunshine, according to The Nikkei , Japan's business newspaper...
Wealth may not be the only thing people spread when they fork over funds. Researchers warn that banknotes may be reservoirs for the common flu virus.
Studies show that dog owners can pick their pooch out of a lineup by smell alone
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