Science and Technology
Scientist Eric Stroud spent years as a pharmaceutical chemist. But, after an unpleasant cruise the Bermuda, he gave that up in order to pursue research in ways to protect humans from sharks. But his work has also shifted to ways to protect sharks from humans. And he's made fascinating findings.
Professor Sara Seager is certain life has evolved on another planet. Seager, a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at M.I.T., is one of the leaders of the hunt for new planets that demonstrate evidence of life. ...
Humans have used fire for hundreds of thousands of years -- and used it in myriad ways. But a new study out this week, based on research in South Africa, shows that humans — or more precisely, their ancestors -- may have been using fire as much as a million years ago....
Genetic tests allow doctors to diagnose disease and patients to glimpse their medical future, but the knowledge of what's in your DNA doesn't always help. One English man discovered that the tests didn't change his life -- and in fact left him with a tough question....
In recent days, media attention has been focused on companies that are asking prospective employees to provide login information for Facebook and Twitter accounts. Now a U.S. senator is promising action if it's not determined to be illegal....
James Cameron traveled some seven miles down into the ocean, as many miles below the Earth's surface as miles modern jetliners fly above the surface. He engineered a new deep sea submersible for the journey....
Last week, astronomers based in the Atacama desert in Chile released the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light. The image reveals more than 200,000 galaxies and offers viewers a chance to look back in time to the early years of the universe....
Fluency in just one language in the 21st century is a competitive disadvantage, and it could be holding back your brain. In a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee wrote that bilingual people outperform single language speakers in cognitive tests of all kinds....
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem began posting online the archive of Albert Einstein on Monday. Currently about 2,000 documents totaling 7,000 pages are available to view in full. Over the coming years the entire archive, totaling more than 80,000 pages, will be available to the public....
This article was edited to reflect new information about Mike Daisey, the critic who star in The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs....
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