Researchers find “smart drugs” might not be so smart

Yale researchers have found that for some people, the expensive cancer medications called "smart drugs" might not be so smart after all.

Study: Teenage alcohol use linked to computer use

A new study says teens that drink alcohol spend more time on their computers than their peers who don’t drink.

Swiss researcher shows natural breeding better than GMOs

A Swiss researcher has developed a new apple that is resistant to disease, appealing to the palate, and easy to grow, all without using genetic modification.

Perceptions of justice built into the brain

A new study suggests that our brains have a built-in mechanism that causes an automatic reaction when we deal with someone who refuses to share.

Digital technology can be romantic as well as practical

Artists and engineers have joined forces to show that digital technology can be both romantic and practical.

White House bullies science blog over use of logo

Science blogger Keith Cowing though that using the Presidential Seal in an innocent blog post was no big deal. He was wrong.

Nanofiber spheres can carry cells into wounds to grow tissue

Scientists have made biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into nanofiber spheres. They are injected into wounds to help cells form new tissue.

How to travel the world on a unicycle

Most people fancy outdoor adventure - but that is often before they are subjected to some of the world’s most remote and harsh environments. 



Boy Scouts to introduce a robotics merit badge

When you think of the Boy Scouts you usually think of outdoors activities. But now scouts will have robotics as an activity.

Brain researchers investigate nervous system repair with worms and fish

Worms and fish may be the key to helping people with injured nervous systems.

Detecting cancer, HIV with carbon nanotubes

Engineers have developed a device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample.

Bullying in mice alters brain chemistry, leads to anxiety

Mice that are low on the totem pole have a tough life. It turns out that bullying has some measurable effects on the brain chemistry of mice.

Universal tests of intelligence for humans and animals

Scientists are developing a new intelligence test that can be taken by any living creature. It will allow for comparison of intelligence between humans and animals.

Research suggests we might be able to mix computers and neurons soon

The path to combining man with machine into a real cyborg may be a little bit clearer thanks to new scientific research.

WikiLeaks cables suggest jeopardized seismic safety at Japan’s power plants

Thanks to the nuclear disaster in Japan, blame is now being thrown at government officials via WikiLeaks cables.

Study finds best way to develop argument skills

If you’ve ever read the comments on a website then you know that most people lack the ability to argue well. Let’s be honest, some of the arguments you’ve read are probably really dumb.

Quantum engineers clear a roadblock in developing new technologies

An international team of scientists has overcome an obstacle that traditionally interfered with the engineering of quantum systems.

Silver-Diamond mix offers cool capabilities for electronics

Georgia Tech Research Institute researchers are working on a new material to help cool the microelectronics in defense systems.

New wine app powers the meal pairings of the future

In the future you will always have the perfect meal with the right wine to go along with it. The power of Semantic Web technology will make this easier for sommeliers than ever before.

Tiny Mini car is compact, runs 94 MPG

The Mini brand has attracted consumers for years because of its compact yet stylish cars, and their consistently high fuel efficiency. The latest model, set to debut at an upcoming auto show, hits both of those points even further than previous models.