The British government plans to replace the House of Lords with an elected body, but heredity has been known to produce a diverse array of legislators
Batteries have long been the Achilles heel of information technology, as evidenced in the Gulf oil spill
What Doris Eaton Travis could teach Elena Kagan about an alternative, scenic route to success
Scent-tracking dogs do not always identify the right suspects -- but then, neither do humans
Is the Supreme Court nominee's career a product of her own strategic determination or just good timing?
Why trying to plug the Gulf Coast oil leak is just as difficult as bringing the Apollo 13 astronauts home from space.
In the outrage over the closure of the main entrance to the Supreme Court building, an architectural paradox has been neglected
One powerful Harvard alum on Wall Street may have outsmarted his alma mater
Some chimpanzees have been found to grieve for their dead. Does this mean they understand their own mortality?
Inconspicuous luxury watches are the new status symbols on Wall Street
What would the Founding Father have to say about the redesigned $100 bill?
Some European conservatives are claiming the air traffic shutdown, like the swine flu vaccination panic, was an overreaction.
Everyone wonders about extraterrestrial life, but what about the bizarre creatures who live deep in our oceans?
Could Apple's content approval regulations be a legal liability for the company?
For some acolytes, Apple's stranglehold on the iPad has caused the company's fall from grace.
Regulators kept flagging the owner of the Upper Branch Mine for safety hazards. But everyone seems to have got used to the warnings--until it was too late.
Studies find that children are ditching dolls for high-tech gadgets. What effect will this have on the next generation?
For those who'd like immortality Woody Allen style -- "by not dying" -- the Swedish artist team Bigert & Bergström now offer a link to a fearless video feature