Spring has long been filled with bumps and potholes in roads, many of which are caused by the salt that makes driving safe all winter. New research has shown how this annual problem could become a thing of the past with bacteria, which are being used in the fight to maintain our roads and save our streets from costly damage.
Obsessed with work, insensitive, socially detached, and neglectful of family and friends — these may not be the most endearing qualities in a person, but they are just a few of the common characteristics a researcher found when studying some of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.
Watson, a computer designed over the course of four years, is an IBM machine designed to decipher English-language clues and then search more than half a million books for the answer. If successful scientists think it could have real-world benefits.
New findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association yesterday report that a long accepted but invasive protocol for treating breast cancer may not be necessary in some 20 percent of patients.
We're discussing the science of kissing with Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of the new book "The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us." Kirshenbaum recently spoke with the The World's science correspondent, Rhitu Chatterjee.
Today's Geo Quiz is for the birds. The Great Backyard Bird Count gets under way this weekend. The idea is to report on what's on view in your backyard. Miyoko Chu of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology explains why counting birds is important.
New Zealand's second biggest city, Christchurch, has suffered its second earthquake in the past five months. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Peter Mitchell of the National Civil Defence Centre, who's coordinating the response to the crisis.
Egypt's famous ancient treasures and sites were in danger as the country's police collapsed amidst massive protests calling for democracy. The tourists have begun trickling back and authorities are taking stock. The World's Ben Gilbert reports from Cairo.
Following an earthquake in Christchurch, a 30-million ton chunk of ice broke off the Tasman Glacier into the Tasman Lake. Tourists were on a pontoon boat just as the ice broke off. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the boat's skipper, Mark Bascand.
Japan fears it may lose its edge in technology, as fewer and fewer young people pursue careers in science and engineering. Some Japanese educators are trying to reverse this trend by making science "cool" again. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.
President Obama says the US must invest in science and technology to stay competitive in today's global economy. The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Dartmouth business professor Chris Trimble about the role science plays in boosting economic growth.