Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

    Explainer: Inspirations — from Tom Swift to tomatoes

    Childhood interests may lead to a career imagining how the future could play out

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  2. Science & Society

    Explainer: Some schools already teach future studies

    Good preparation for working in this field may require more than a firm grounding in science or engineering.

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  3. Brain

    ‘Study drugs’ can be dangerous

    The misuse of these ADHD medicines not only constitutes cheating, but they can become addictive and can mess with your head.

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  4. Earth

    Hacking the planet

    The big backup plan: Scientists reluctantly consider altering Earth’s climate to head off the catastrophic effects of global warming.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: Where and when did HIV begin?

    The virus that causes AIDS may have evolved in monkeys or apes more than a century ago.

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  6. Humans

    Ancient jewelry from space

    Scientists have found beads made out of metal mined from meteorites.

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  7. Science & Society

    Explainer: What is a patent?

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  8. Science & Society

    Delilah’s legacy

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  9. Archaeology

    The return of a king

    The 15th century’s Richard III has returned — or at least, his bones have.

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  10. Humans

    Building Stonehenge

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  11. 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.

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  12. Chemistry

    Heat-resistant makeup

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