A $70 million program will try to develop brain implants able to regulate emotions in the mentally ill.
Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.
Relativistic spacecraft must interact with the cosmic microwave background in a way that produces a unique light signature. And that means we should be able to spot any nearby, according to a new analysis.
Two rock musicians find flaws—and hope—in a book that suggests how artists can earn a decent living even after free online access to music has ravaged the business.
Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries.
Aboriginal Australians have been observing the skies for 50,000 years, but only now are their astronomical achievements coming to light.
Researchers are finding ways to use stem cells to regrow teeth–a potentially easier and healthier alternative to dentures and dental implants.
Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the future of our health-care system.
The Solar System consists of distant gas giants and inner rocky planets separated by an asteroid belt. Now an elegant new theory explains how this structure arises