In this Science Update, learn why scientists have taught a robot to limp—and why that's actually a big step forward.
In this Science Update, learn why the native Cubans Christopher Columbus met wanted to trade gold for the little aglets at the ends of his shoelaces.
You would think that farming fish is a good way to protect wild fish. This Science Update looks at a study that shows that salmon farms may be killing wild salmon instead of saving them.
This Science Update explains how scientists are trying to create artificial microfibers that act like gecko feet.
In this Science Update, find out about a stunningly simple intervention that may make a big difference in academic achievement between racial groups.
Learn about a thirty-year plan to replace 70 percent of our fossil fuels, using only current technologies like storable solar power, safer nuclear plants, and methanol from crop waste.
Think first impressions don't matter? This Science Update discusses some research that shows that we form lasting opinions of people in just a fraction of a second.
In this Science Update, find out if consumers would get ripped off if the government eliminated the penny.
This Science Update examines the debate over whether Wal-Marts are good for local communities.
How do you look forward to yesterday? You don't need a time machine: you just need to think more like the Aymara people of South America. You'll find out more about this phenomenon in this Science Update.
This Science Update examines how Hurricane Katrina survivors got over the trauma of the hurricane surprisingly quickly.
This Science Update discusses whether or not it might be possible to make an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter's.
In this Science Update, learn if knowing a remedy exists to a risky behavior makes you less likely to avoid it.
In this Science Update, a study finds that extra testosterone levels may give males birds advantages in mating but can also lead to other problems.
Even all the plastic surgeons in Hollywood can’t turn back the hands of time. But scientists recently found a way to rewind a seemingly irreversible biological process.
In this Science Update, hear about an important piece of the human family tree scientists recently found.
Research shows that good-looking people tend to earn more, get better jobs, and even get better grades in school than their plainer counterparts. This Science Update explores a study that may help explain why.
You may not think of pro football coaches as overly cautious. But according to a study, some of their decisions aren’t gutsy enough.
In this Science Update, learn how streambeds can shape a species.
We see cracks every day—on the sidewalk, in a wall, or in a window. But just because they’re common doesn’t mean they’re easy to study scientifically. You'll learn why in this Science Update.