In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee’s dollhouse murder dioramas trained investigators to look at crime scenes through a scientific lens.
Light sliding along the boundary of a black hole encodes everything that ever fell inside, suggests Stephen Hawking in a new but incomplete proposal.
A new experiment provides the most robust proof that quantum mechanics doesn’t follow the rules we take for granted in everyday life.
Forensic investigators are moving past old-school sleuthing to analyze microbes and odors that tell a more complete story, while pursuing ways to enhance traditional tools as well.
For almost 30 years, a man with an immune deficiency has been shedding poliovirus strains that have evolved from the version he received in a vaccine.
Scientists are mapping and modeling the 4-D human genome to get beyond its linear structure.
Ten years following Hurricane Katrina’s formation, the storm’s devastating legacy in New Orleans and beyond continues to drive storm forecast improvements.
A female túngara frog may switch her choice between two prospective mates when presented with a third, least attractive option.
Long-tongued flies can dabble in shallow blossoms or reach into flowers with roomier nectar tubes.
Blood tests for breast cancer DNA can predict relapse.
A jackpot of dissolved gold and silver discovered in reservoirs of hot water beneath New Zealand’s Taupo Volcanic Zone.
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By tweaking a single gene, scientists have turned average mice into supersmart daredevils.
By exploiting the quirks of quantum mechanics, physicists consistently determined what a quantum computer would have done without actually running the computer.
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A new children’s book offers gorgeous illustrations and information for everyone about ancient carnivores.
Hurricane Sandy set off small earthquakes under its eye as it moved up the U.S. East Coast in 2012. The tiny tremors could help researchers track the behavior of future storms, researchers propose.