The moral and legal debate over the use of military drone aircraft raises questions about how adequately the current laws of war have been adapted to the age of terrorism.
Scientists think toads may be able to predict earthquakes by sensing "pre-seismic perturbations in the ionosphere."
Gary Bass looks at how Israel lost its alliance with France in 1967, and what that precedent might indicate for the country's relations with the Obama Administration.
Scientists have discovered the reason why the earth wasn't covered with a layer of ice four billion years ago, when the Sun's radiation was much less than it is today.
A group of scientists is hoping to transform fast food waste oil into a high-tech polymer and create a "smart roof coating system" which will help to insulate homes.
Researchers have come up empty in their quest to link genetic "copy-number variations" to diseases like breast cancer and diabetes.
Some journalists believe that Apple's forthcoming iPad could save their industry, but it's likely that publishers are being overly optimistic in their pricing schemes.
Researchers Nina Mazar and Chen-Bo Zhong have found that exposure to organic and environmentally friendly products leads people to act more altruistically.
"If ever there was a scientific theory that is fundamentally historical, that purports to explain change over time, it is evolution through natural selection," writes Donald Worster.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver may not be starting a "food revolution" with his push to make school lunches healthier, but Marion Nestle gives him credit for trying to get "real food" back into cafeterias.
Why did Texas, remarkably, escape the worst of the burst of the real estate bubble? The state has had a comparatively low mortgage default rate through the recession, and Alyssa Katz looks at the broader secret to the state's success, and what Washington might learn from it.
There's a new anti-snobbery food movement in France called Le Fooding, which focuses on sensual cooking, that evidently wants to take over America as well.
It cost $10 billion and took 16 years, but the Large Hadron Collider finally went into operation yesterday in Switzerland -- and the world didn't end after all.
New research has found that the ancestors of modern Scottish people left rock engravings that contain a written language from the Iron Age.
Recent evidence indicates that bats have sensitivity to the geomagnetic field, and use it to navigate. When they are traveling miles from home at night they seem to guide their flight, at least in part, by using the magnetic field around them.