This week, Y: The Last Man writer Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics!

What's in stores this week? A new science fiction series from the man who wrote Runaways, presidential candidates with alien problems, and other sundry good reads. Shall we? » 3/13/12 10:45am 3/13/12 10:45am

Neil deGrasse Tyson recounts his first meeting with Carl Sagan

Here's some seriously uplifting material to kick off your weekend. Turns out that when Neil deGrasse Tyson was applying to colleges in high school, Carl Sagan made an outstanding effort to make him feel especially at home at Cornell University, where he taught. » 9/30/11 6:00pm 9/30/11 6:00pm

Your synthetic spine is (almost) ready

For people who suffer chronic back pain from degenerated or diseased spinal discs, there are few options. Surgeons can implant a plastic or metal spinal disc to replace your damaged one. But metal and plastic prosthetics can only do so much; surgeries are costly and recovery times are long. » 8/01/11 5:01pm 8/01/11 5:01pm

GMO Eggplants With Built-in Pesticide

Eggplant has always had a dodgy reputation, and some Cornell researchers working with India's Sathguru Management Consultants have just made the plump purple fruit even weirder. They've rigged the eggplant genome to express a "natural insecticide" that will drive away pesky fruit and shoot borers, bugs which routinely‚Ķ » 10/09/07 12:48pm 10/09/07 12:48pm