Oh Great: Chunks of Fukushima's Corroded Radioactive Uranium Could…

Last march when the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant was disastrously damaged by a tsunami, plant technicians used seawater to cool the meltdown situation. At the time, that was probably the best way to avoid an even worse situation. » 1/27/12 5:40pm 1/27/12 5:40pm

Scientifically Speaking, Nice Guys Do Not Actually Finish Last

Think only jerks can catch a break in this cruel world? Nope. David Rand, a Harvard University researcher, studied the behavior of 800 individuals he recruited through Amazon's Mechanical Turk to prove it. » 11/14/11 4:57pm 11/14/11 4:57pm

Lego Blocks Plus Smartphone Equals Super Smart Petri Dish


Caltech engineers built an ingenious Petri dish from Lego blocks that uses a cell phone image sensor and a smartphone light to send pictures of what's happening inside the dish directly to scientists' laptops. » 10/11/11 6:40pm 10/11/11 6:40pm

Black Death DNA ID'd by Scientists and What It Means For the Next…

The source of Black Death, a plague that devastated Europe in the 14th century, has finally been pinpointed thanks to an analysis of rotting bones and teeth extracted a mass burial site in London. » 8/30/11 4:30pm 8/30/11 4:30pm

Here's Why You Suck at Multitasking

Seriously, you're not the master multitasker you might imagine. No matter how smart you think you are, your brain is not built for doing lots of things at the same time. » 8/16/11 9:00pm 8/16/11 9:00pm