Your Sad 25-Year-Old BrainOur abilities may peak much earlier than we thought.
Yes, IQ Really MattersCritics of the SAT and other standardized testing are disregarding the data.
Stephen Colbert Is the Best Source of Science on TVWill he be stuck interviewing dingbat celebrities at CBS?
In the FleshThe University of Michigan’s startling new tool for studying human anatomy.
Can We Please Stop Talking About Al GoreWhat people ask you when you’re on a climate-change book tour.
RIP, K.C.A man with amnesia taught us how memories become personal.
A Major Obstacle to Creating Life From Scratch Was Just Overcome (Video)
This Strange Creature Has Waited 500 Million Years to Be Found (Video)
Surgeons Experiment With “Cooling" Trauma Victims, but Don't Call It Suspended Animation (Video)
How Will NASA Keep Finding Earth-Like Planets?A huge, sunflower-shaped spacecraft may do much of the work.
The Obsession Over Missing Flight MH370Why our brains just cannot let this mystery go.
Will a Movie About Birding Finally Get It Right?It shouldn’t be so hard to make a bald eagle sound like a bald eagle.
Is This the Most Trafficked Animal in the World? The pointless slaughter of the pangolin.
Waking UpNew discoveries in brain activity are revolutionizing coma treatment.
Microbes in SpaaaaaceWhy we’re launching microbes from football fields, a dinosaur, and the Liberty Bell to the International Space Station.
Boiling Oceans and a Sky on FireThe surreal scene after a massive asteroid hit Earth 3.26 billion years ago.
What if a Single Protein Could Make Our Organs Repair Themselves?Forget growing ears in labs.
The Volcano That Changed the Course of HistoryAfter the tsunami and famine came cholera, opium, and failed Arctic expeditions.
Do We Finally Know the Real Age of the Moon? (Video.)
Recreating a Dinosaur Chase, 112 Million Years LaterThe famous Paluxy River dinosaur tracks in 3-D.
What Are Relatives Good For?The battle over every aunt and uncle’s favorite evolutionary theory.
Profit Above SafetyWeak regulations and enforcement let General Motors and other carmakers kill people again and again.
The Rogue PlanetWhat lies in the furthest reaches of the solar system?
The Autonomous FlockWatching drones learn to fly together is oddly moving.
The Evolution of ContinentsWatch simulations of spectacular geologic collisions.
Who Is Blocking Real Flood Reform? Flood-State Politicians.
SeedingThe Earth's “doomsday vault” gets 20,000 new specimens.
How an Infomercial Huckster Got Himself 10 Years in Prison
Behold the Tiny Diamond That Revealed an Ocean’s Worth of Water
The True Meaning of Pi DayBeautiful math, strange history, and, of course, pie.