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  • Cover illustration by Diego Patino; Permission of Scientific American/Farrar, Strauss and Giroux Is it OK to give a GloFish as a gift? You can find out whether to add one to your seasonal shopping list with the help of AAAS's Science Books and Film 's December issue . The SB&F holiday guide is...
  • Students from Brentwood's South Middle School form a giant, colorful question mark and ask this year's Flame Challenge question to scientists: "What is color?" | Courtesy Stony Brook University An eleven-year old asks, "What is color?" And your answer is... The Alan Alda Center for Communicating...
  • This flexible electronic device can stick to the wet surfaces of living, moving tissues such as the heart, and sense and control the electrical activity of these tissues. Scientists are now investigating whether a similar electrode array could suppress seizure activity by interrupting electrical...
  • Bart Boets (left) at a Leuven press briefing with his Science co-authors Maaike Vandermoste, Hans Op de Beeck and Pol Ghesquière; © Michael De Lausnay The root cause of dyslexia, debated for decades, is poor connectivity in language regions in the brain, not the inability of the brain to "represent...
  • "Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation" is the theme for the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting but it also describes the achievements of the new AAAS Fellows. For example, Robert Geahlen, distinguished professor of medicinal chemistry at Purdue University, discovered Syk, an enzyme that...
  • Scientists in Antarctica have discovered neutrinos with energies much higher than neutrinos that originate in our Solar System, according to a new report in Science . The researchers hope that these tiny, massless particles could tell us something about cosmic rays, the origins of which have long...
  • Sperm competition between brothers and female choice. | Cedric Kai Wei Tan , Vimeo To express his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Sperm competition between brothers and female choice" in dance form, Cedric Tan placed his performers in a variety of settings, including a swimming pool, a lake, and a giant,...