Science & Society

  1. Humans

    Building Stonehenge

    A new study of ancient crops may identify the laborers behind Britain’s most famous stone monument.

  2. Science & Society

    Pathways to research: Problem-solving

    Students can find inspiration for their research almost anywhere. Newspapers, magazines and even TV are good places to start.

  3. Chemistry

    Heat-resistant makeup

    New recipe for camouflage face paint could protect soldiers against burns from bomb blasts.

  4. Science & Society

    Airports that speed germs’ spread

    Scientists identify which U.S airports are able to spread disease most effectively.

  5. Humans

    World’s oldest pots

    Ice age people made cookware long before the rise of farming.

  6. Space

    Life beyond Earth

    Are we alone? Scientists search for an extraterrestrial answer.

  7. Science & Society

    Obesity linked to location

    Kids living near parks or markets less likely to be extremely overweight.

  8. Science & Society

    New dangers from bird flu

    U.S. government asks scientists to keep some secrets about their bird flu research.

  9. Humans

    Digging into the Maya mystery

    In a Central American jungle, archaeologists and volunteers uncover ruins of the once-powerful civilization.

  10. Tech

    Tracing a gem’s origins

    Lasers identify the country — and even a mine — that a precious stone hails from.

  11. Humans

    Mummies share their secrets

    Cutting-edge technology such as CT, or CAT, scans and endoscopes are allowing scientists to see not just what’s underneath the wrappings but also what’s inside a mummy’s body.

  12. Science & Society

    Introducing the 2011 Nobel Prize winners

    Scientists in 2011 won for making unexpected discoveries about crystals, the human body and the universe.