First neutrinos from outer space

First neutrinos from outer space
Neutrinos are almost invisible, but a 1-kilometer cube of ice has found 28 from beyond the solar system. Some are from other galaxies. More »

Mining data

Mining data
As the government collects security data, science is dealing with massive amounts of data in genetics, astronomy, meteorology and More »

English is optional dep’t

English is optional dep't

Must scientific literature be so darn murky? Do we really need clinkers like “biomedicine” and “astrolicism”? More »

Hangover: Getting to the root of pain

Hangover: Getting to the root of pain

It’s as sure as sunrise. Drink too much, and you’ll pay next morning: lassitude, nausea, headache, dizziness, and more specialized More »

Bathed in poison!

Bathed in poison!

All life requires oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, carbon, hydrogen and phosphorus. Until now. Bacteria in a toxic California lake that have More »

Genetic tests go mainstream

Genetic tests go mainstream

Companies are marketing genetic tests direct to consumers. Some tests can be lifesavers. But many tests return confusing results, More »