Hans Clevers discusses stem cells' potential for studying development and curing disease; John Travis addresses ongoing mysteries of development; Stacy Carolin explains how Borneo stalagmites reveal tropical Pacific paleoclimate; and more.
Jeffrey Kysar tests graphene's super strength as manufacturing processes scale up; Cary Zeitlin estimates the radiation a crew might encounter on a voyage to Mars; Pallava Bagla talks about using science to alleviate India's poverty; and more.
Nicola Lacetera discusses incentives for meeting the globe’s demand for blood. Coby Schal investigates the adaptation behind cockroaches’ rowing resistance to bait. Christine Mlot highlights the importance of Isle Royale’s dwindling wolves.
Radisav Vidic reviews what is known about fracking and makes suggestions for improving environmental monitoring; Lucas Joppa discusses troubling scientific software; Kai Kupferschmidt brings us up to speed on the science of flavor; and more.
Luke Rendell discusses evidence for the cultural exchange of behavior in whales; John Antoniadis explains how an extreme pulsar validates general relativity; Richard Stone describes the state of TB treatment in North Korea; and more.
Noah Weeth Feinstein makes the case for rethinking science education for non-scientists; Jeffrey Mervis describes Carl Wieman's efforts to overhaul undergrad science education; Ton de Jong argues for both physical and virtual laboratories.
Jeremy DeSilva reveals the locomotion of Australopithecus sediba; Jacobus de Roode points out the similarities between medication in humans and medication in animals; Adrian Cho outlines recent advances in dark matter detection; and more.
Henry Greely explores the ethical, politcal, and scientific implications of species de-extinction; Yukiyasu Kamitani describes how to interpret the brain patterns from dreams; Richard Kerr discusses new evidence for mantle plumes; and more.
Mario Suvà draws parallels between stem cells and cancer cells; Norbert Juergens implicates sand termites in Africa's fairy circles; Ron Cowen describes the event that should touch off a decade of black hole research; and more.
Nearly 30 years after its establishment, U.S. pharmaceutical patent policy is poised for a review by the Supreme Court. Meghna Sachdev chats with Policy Forum author Christopher Hemphill about the potential impact of a ruling on drug regulations.
Daniel Goldman discusses the terradynamics of moving over flowing ground; Douglas Richardson explains how GIS and GPS can be used to map health data; Robert Service highlights the challenges facing the cellulosic ethanol industry; and more.
Carmen Gerlach stresses the importance of T cell diversity in the immune response; Edward Parson advises improving the policies governing geoengineering research; Dennis Normile outlines the lessons learned from SARS; and more.
David Awschalom explores the potential of spintronics in quantum processing; Shlomo Benartzi discusses workplace interventions that may help employees save for retirement; Eli Kintisch describes a crossroads facing U.S. oceanography; and more.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences celebrates its 150th anniversary next week. Meghna Sachdev chats with former Academy head and current Science Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts about the Academy's contributions to science and society.
Early findings from the newly-launched Van Allen Probes; why wild insects may be just as important as honeybees in agricutultural pollination; investigating allegations of cyber attacks by China; and more.