Sid Perkins

Sid Perkins is a freelance science writer based in Crossville, Tenn.

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  1. Science & Society

    Flu drug research takes Intel STS top honors

    A teenager’s computer analyses that identified six potential new flu-fighting compounds claimed first place at the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search.

  2. Science & Society

    Forty finalists selected in 2014 Intel Science Talent Search

    The 40 young scientists will visit Washington, D.C., March 6–12 to tour the White House and other national landmarks, present their research to judges and the public in a poster session at the headquarters of the National Geographic Society and attend a black-tie awards gala at the National Building Museum.

  3. Psychology

    The Tell

  4. Tech

    Ingenious

  5. Humans

    Our Final Invention

    Computers already make all sorts of decisions for you. Imagine if the machines controlled even more aspects of life and could truly think for themselves.

  6. Researchers Bruce Mate (right) and Al Goudy prepare to tag a blue whale off Costa Rica.
    Animals

    Seeking the loneliest whale

    An enigmatic whale roams the North Pacific, and next year Bruce Mate will lead a monthlong expedition to find it.

  7. Psychology

    What Makes a Hero?

  8. Chemistry

    A Tale of Seven Elements

  9. Humans

    Intel ISEF honors teens’ science

    PHOENIX — A self-driving vehicle brought its inventor, a 19-year-old Romanian computer scientist, the top prize — and $75,000 — last month at the world’s premier high school research competition. Ionut Budisteanu, of Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, was the big winner at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Eesha Khare (left), Ionut Budisteanu (center) […]

  10. Humans

    Teens take home science gold at Intel ISEF

    Self-driving vehicles, battery alternatives and analyses of galaxy clusters claim top prizes at global high school science competition.

  11. Animals

    Embracing the swarm

    Entomologist Michael Raupp is enjoying Swarmageddon. The giant batch of cicadas began emerging from the ground in late April and will be heard in some northeastern states through June.

  12. Science & Society

    The Girls of Atomic City