Aug 1, 2012
The Fundamental Physics Prize is brand new and recognizes "transformative advances in the field." One of the winners, Alan Guth, talks about the big win.
Jul 24, 2012
The passing of astronaut Sally Ride is occasion to mark the gains women have made in math and science since her historic space flight, and reflect on the challenges that remain.
Jul 18, 2012
There's a new report out today that provides one explanation for why companies aren't hiring the people they want to hire: A visa program to bring in the best and brightest from around the world is capped, and doesn't account for the economic geography of America.
May 25, 2012
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a coating that keeps condiments from sticking to the bottle.
May 25, 2012
High school freshman Jack Andraka won $75,000 in scholarship funds, and $12,000 in cash for his project, which can detect cancer in its early stages.
Apr 3, 2012
As the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic draws near, Robert Ballard -- the man who discovered the wreck back in 1985 -- is working on a new mission: finding Amelia Earhart's plane.
Mar 22, 2012
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner on one scientifically-proven way that helps women embrace risk.
Feb 23, 2012
World not torn asunder after all.
Feb 10, 2012
This weekend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the folks behind the Academy Awards, will hand out the technical Oscars. They may not be as glamorous as the other Oscars, but they're every bit as important to movie making.
Dec 14, 2011
Happy to oblige