Top Medical Discovery of 2007 Explained via Cartoon

For a long time, it seemed as if a medical discovery that Science called "one of the greatest of 2007" might never get covered by the mainstream media because it was just too complicated. But then an enterprising journalist and artist with the Philadelphia Inquirer boldly went where no reporters dared go. Writer Tom… » 3/26/08 3:00pm 3/26/08 3:00pm

Defeated Giant Monster Hung From The City's Rafters

"Wheke," the giant calamari that invaded New Zealand in January 2000, went on display in Paris today. The massive tentacles almost make Wheke look like a space marauder or crazed mutant by themselves, but they're not what make him science-fictional. Rather, it's the process used to preserve Wheke so he can go on… » 3/25/08 5:45pm 3/25/08 5:45pm

World's Fastest Camera Catches An Electron In Motion

Here's the world's first video of an electron in motion, showing how an electron rides on a light wave after having just been pulled away from an atom. Electrons move so fast, it's almost impossible to generate a short enough burst of light to be able to see them move. But a new camera generates "attosecond pulses."… » 3/07/08 4:53pm 3/07/08 4:53pm

The Next Mars Rover Needs A Mega-chute

NASA tests the next generation of space parachute inside the world's largest wind tunnel, built to hold a Boeing 737. The 165-foot-long parachute opens to a diameter of nearly 55 feet, holds more air than a 3,000 square foot house, and can survive loads of over 80,000 pounds. NASA hopes to launch its new Mars Science… » 3/05/08 3:30pm 3/05/08 3:30pm