Japanese scientists succeed in making mice transparent

Nov 7, 2014

Japanese scientists succeed in making mice transparent

Invisibility may still be the stuff of fiction, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent. Using a method that almost completely removes color from tissue, researchers say they can now examine individual organs or even whole bodies ...

Medicine Nobel goes to three for discovering brain's GPS

Oct 6, 2014

Medicine Nobel goes to three for discovering brain's GPS

U.S.-British scientist John O’Keefe and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the “inner GPS” in the brain that helps us navigate through the world. Their findings in rats — and research suggests that ...

Technology, business rub elbows at STS confab

Oct 5, 2014

Technology, business rub elbows at STS confab

by Eric Johnston

The annual Science and Technology in Society Forum, a three-day international gathering of scientists, engineers, university and government officials and corporate heads, kicked off Sunday with discussions on issues ranging from climate change to energy efficiency. Drawing more than 1,000 participants from 80 countries, ...

'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

Jul 26, 2014

'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

by Ben Brady

With man’s natural curiosity and a potentially endless, undiscovered universe waiting to be explored, it’s no wonder that space appeals equally to both the scientist and the fantasist. The “Space Expo 2014″ collaborative exhibition being hosted through Sept. 23 by U.S. space agency NASA ...

Jun 17, 2014

A requiem for technocracy

by Robert P. Crease

Now that science's postwar charisma has faded, politicians are debating the safety of genetically modified foods, the hazards of extracting shale oil and gas, and the impact of global warming without regard for scientific evidence — as if the issues were morality plays.