Japanese Institute To Check 20,000 Published Papers For Irregularities

It's the science scandal that keeps on giving. After Japanese researchers came under scrutiny for questionable data and duplicated images, the RIKEN institute is asking lab and research group leaders to check all of their previous publications for plagiarism and doctored images. » 5/06/14 6:00pm 5/06/14 6:00pm

A "baseball-playing" robot with a 100,000-neuron "brain"

We know. That's a lot of quotation marks. Also the robot's baseball bat looks a bit like an oversized fly swatter. Whatever – this thing is still impressive. » 4/29/13 6:40am 4/29/13 6:40am

The 'Jewel Caterpillar' is the most bizarre-looking creature you'll see…

We live in a strange, beautiful, and often alien-looking world. Case in point: the crystal-clear Jewel Caterpillar of Central and South America, pictured here in all its translucent glory. » 5/08/12 3:00pm 5/08/12 3:00pm

A chemical that can turn your organs transparent

Who needs an invisibility cloak when you can be transparent? Researchers in Japan recently developed a chemical reagent that turns biological tissue transparent, opening doors to optical imaging techniques and avenues of research that scientists have long only dreamed of. And speaking of dreaming — if you're going to… » 9/01/11 1:30pm 9/01/11 1:30pm