The 80,000 or so football fans converging on MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII are paying anywhere between $500 and $2,500 per ticketor much, much more on the resale marketfor the privilege of being there...
The Super Bowl poses mammoth security challenges in any given year. This years championship gamethe first since last Aprils Boston Marathon bombingraises the stakes by bringing the game, which the Department of Homeland Security designates a Level One national security event, to New Jerseys MetLife Stadium...
Obama Vows More Executive Action on High-Tech Manufacturing, Climate Change Mitigation and Renewal of Science
After a year buffeted by squeezes to federally funded research from a government shutdown as well as an extremely bumpy rollout of healthcare.gov, President Barack Obamas fifth State of the Union Tuesday night struck a few hopeful notes for science and technology...
Treating the sniffles or a common cold with drugs is ineffective and unnecessary, yet too often patients are leaving their doctors appointments with a prescription in hand, helping to fuel the epidemic of antibiotic resistance...
Physicians have debated for years whether to cut foreskin. Its unclear whether potential benefits of circumcisiongreater prevention of health problems such as urinary tract and HIV infections, STDs and penile canceroutweigh the risks of surgery...
Why do the number of spirals in a sunflower match up with the integers 34, 55, 89 and 144numbers found in the famous Fibonacci sequence? Scientific American editor John Matson explains in our latest Instant Egghead video: More to explore: What Is the Fibonacci Sequence?...
Thousands of years ago a star exploded in a supernova, leaving behind the glorious riot of colored gas we see now as the Crab Nebula. The light from this explosion reached Earth in 1054 A.D., creating what looked like a new bright star in the sky as recorded by ancient Chinese and Arab astronomers...
Hard to believe that our mundane social media banter could have an impact on the civil war raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade.
A couple days ago I found myself sitting in a digital cave with an enormous fire-eating hell-demon. Naturally, I was at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
After vanquishing humans on Jeopardy!, IBM says its Watson computer is ready to help save human lives. The company on Thursday announced it has created a new business unit specifically to advance Watson and deliver its artificially intelligent wisdom to research organizations, medical institutions and businesses so that they can process big data” for detailed [...]..
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