Store more. Much more!

Store more. Much more!

The explosion of data — in meteorology, genetics, spying and physics — requires new storage technology. DNA has been storing data for billions of years. Could life’s “hard disk” help tame today’s data explosion? More »

What Technology Wants

What Technology Wants

Does technology have desires? Is it alive? Can technological change be predicted or controlled? Baffling questions, and who better to tackle them than Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine. But until I read that Kelly doesn’t own a smart phone, I figured this for a lightweight celebration of the technological universe, or “technium.” Kelly makes big, controversial claims, but he backs them up with solid, historical arguments. More »

In detail: How learning changes brain

In detail: How learning changes brain
Changes in the junctions between nerve cells determine how well a bird will learn to sing. Regular change in these junctions helps the bird remember the song of its species, which it needs to learn to reproduce that song. Study could explain why older people have such trouble learning a new language. More »

Science Meets Sports

Science Meets Sports

The Why Files looks at kinesiology, sports medicine, psychology and some ancient Olympic history, brought to life. More »