Insane Plan To Cross Antarctica During Polar WinterThe expedition’s medic explains what could go wrong.
Risking Life and Libel Suits To Expose FraudThe blogger who uncovers plagiarism, false claims, and faked research in China.
Oliver Sacks Wants To Destigmatize HallucinationsThey’re surprisingly common, and they don’t necessarily mean madness.
Do You Really Want To Know Your Baby’s Genetics?New prenatal testing will bring anxiety and dilemmas.
Sounds Like a Fun Job: Corporate FuturistTelling plausible, provocative, fictional stories that are based on facts.
How Do You Ticket a Driverless Car?You may be allowed to text while outside the car, but you can’t “drive” drunk.
What’s More Dangerous: Biology or Synthetic Biology?The latest applications made by engineering living things.
Were Prehistoric Statues Pornographic?Our interpretations say more about modern sexism than life in the Paleolithic.
Getting a Global Second OpinionA digital artist with a brain tumor posts his medical records online.
Science’s Fantasy IslandWhy a biologist with big bucks established a research base off the coast of Canada.
You Think 2012 Is Hot? Wait Until 2013.Barring a volcanic eruption, next year will set records. But don’t blame El Niño.
New Biology Unites Strange Political BedfellowsAre three-parent embryos a conservative or liberal issue?
Comic Artist Raises More Than $1 Million for Tesla MuseumIt took him just six days to meet his goal.
The Pioneer Anomaly Is SolvedTwo long-distance spaceships slowed down mysteriously. An astrophysicist figured out why.