How science’s craziest stories get passed from one generation to the next
The way people describe the condition makes it difficult, if not impossible, to define.
Now that cameras are ubiquitous, photographs of ordinary people are everywhere, too.
It may be fictional, but the idea isn’t far off from existing technologies.
Meet the man behind a new effort to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.
A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly.
Scientists want to develop electronic skin that could imbue prosthetics with the sense of touch.
Scientists have long said that tiny robots would soon be able to conduct surgery and deliver drugs deep inside the body. Here’s why they’re still not a reality.
Tattooing over scar tissue can be tricky, but it can help some people—like victims of severe burns—feel comfortable in their bodies again.
Most of the big names in futurism are men. What does that mean for the direction we’re all headed?
The tantalizing promise—and practical pitfalls—of eyedrops that let a person see in the dark.
From stem cells to 3D-printed nipples, breast reconstruction is a highly technical and constantly evolving field.
People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.
Many major cities don't keep comprehensive data about assaults against passengers—and even FBI-led background checks have limitations.
Why many Native Americans have concerns about DNA kits like 23andme
People with autism, who often have trouble describing discomfort, could benefit from alternative methods of measurement. But there are so many to choose from it can be hard to know which to use.
How team assignments in school reinforce traditional gender roles in kids and adults
The deliberately sloppy look of many a meme now has a name.
Every year the British Medical Journal publishes an issue of joke science. But years later, those papers are cited as real.
There is a lot of promise in open access. But there are a lot of problems too.