Science History

Writers dream of a better place and what they can do to right the wrongs that artists feel so deeply. These readings could have taken place in a San Francisco cellar with Lenny Bruce and George Carlin waiting in the wings.
Wave-particle duality is the idea that elementary particles can exhibit wave-like behavior--for example, as seen in the classic
While skeptics may put it down to chance or informed guesswork, believers insist that these predictions are proof of the higher brain power that many humans apparently possess.
Watson shared the Nobel prize with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins. The auction house Christie's said the medal, which
The movie spotlights Turing's work as a codebreaker during World War II. That's a logical choice given his success in cracking
NASA's Kepler probe has changed all that. So far the space-based telescope has confirmed the existence of 978 extrasolar
"As we look out, we are seeing back in time, and by the time we see 12 billion years back, the universe is only a couple
Scientists have lots of bizarre theories about black holes. Black holes gobble up everything that gets too close, even light
Unlike several of their predecessors, Belka and Strelka survived the mission and became "beloved national celebrities," The
A century later the canal is still a vibrant part of international trade and still contributes to U.S. military power (even
"It's hard sometimes to get a feel for scientific discovery," Kiffer told Live Science. "How do you collect something as
Neil Armstrong inspired millions when he took those first steps on the moon. But the man others saw as a heroic explorer
To test Turing's theory, Fraden and his collaborators created rings of synthetic, cell-like structures. Then Dr. G. Bard
The 9 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics Gallery: Dreamy Images Reveal Beauty in Physics Photos: The World's Largest Atom
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misidentified where the photographs were found and misspelled Hindes' surname
The great excitement that accompanied the first announcement of the discovery of Comet ISON was that initially its orbit
The world of science and discovery lost some of its brightest lights in 2013 -- from the second American to orbit Earth to
The moon is quite a bit younger than scientists had previously believed, new research suggests.
"Ask the same question of the Earth or moon, and you don't get a very precise answer," Carlson said. "Earth likely took longer
Albert Einstein wasn't always the old guy with the bushy white hair. Once upon a time he was once just a cute little three