The Worst Thing You Ever Did to Your MotherAn apology for all the manipulation, invasion, and theft.
Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous PatientEach generation revises his myth. Here’s the true story.
Graveyards of TrashLitter has been discovered in ocean ridges and canyons we haven’t even explored yet.
How to Not Publish BaloneyAsk these five simple questions.
A Supernova’s SecretWhy did PS1-10afx appear 100 billion times brighter than the sun?
Your Post-Workout Protein Shake Should Be Loaded With InsectsThey’re the most efficient source of protein imaginable.
What Are Cats Thinking?Inside the mind of the world’s most uncooperative research subject.
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)
The Paradox of RacismWhy the new book by the New York Times’ Nicholas Wade is both plausible and preposterous.
If Your Veterinarian Offers Acupuncture, Find a Different VetSticking needles in your dog won’t make it feel better.
The Big Fish Win AgainInvestors gobble up rights intended to help the small fry.
Important Moments in Understanding Insect Depth PerceptionOr: A praying mantis wears tiny 3-D glasses.
A Time to Be BornWhy do birth rates peak at different times in different places?
The City and the SeaCreating resilient new waterfronts in the wake of Sandy.
Wild Horse CrisisWhat’s the best way to control an invasive species: Round them up or shoot them?
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?