Why Is HIV So Hard To Kill?

07/22/14See Comments

Humanity’s war against the HIV has been a constantly shifting battle, thanks to the wily nature of the virus. But humans, being quite wily themselves,


Superhero Science: How To Fly, Control The Weather, And Hulk Out

07/22/14See Comments

Superheroes in comics and movies have powers beyond what we mere humans can dream of—and we’re not just talking about looking good in spandex. But


The Long Shadow Of The Manhattan Project Part II: Ethics In The Atomic Age

07/21/14See Comments

Last week, we explored the Manhattan Project’s scientific legacy: new opportunities for energy, medicine, and spaceflight, and the beginnings of massive, government-funded science. But hundreds


Cinema Peer Review: ‘I Origins’

07/21/14See Comments

Despite an excessively maudlin depiction of a philosophical odd-couple romance, Mike Cahill’s new science fiction film ‘I Origins’ does manage to create a somewhat plausible


Five Alternate Uses for the Moon

07/18/14See Comments

Forty-five years after man landed on the moon, more people than ever are looking at new ways to get back there. Since Apollo 17 left


This Week In Science: Double-Scoop Comet, Laser-Crushed Diamonds, And J. Lo’s Mite

07/17/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: New pictures from the comet-chasing Rosetta


9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon

07/17/14See Comments

You probably know: Earth’s moon probably formed after a planet-size object collided with Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. BUT DID YOU KNOW: The birth of

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Gene Therapy Creates A Biological Pacemaker—No Wires Required

07/16/14See Comments

Scientists working in pigs have used gene therapy to convert a small area of heart muscle into a specialized group of cells that can initiate

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Smart Reads: Jay Barbree’s ‘Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight’

07/16/14See Comments

In his latest book Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, veteran NBC News space reporter Jay Barbree provides a comprehensive, intimate look at famed astronaut Neil


The Long Shadow Of The Manhattan Project Part I: The Atom Bomb And Science

07/14/14See Comments

The price tag of the first nuclear weapon was a mere four years, 130,000 people, and $26 billion (in 2014 dollars). But what did the