Simple Skin Test May Spot Alzheimer’s Early

A simple skin test that enables doctors to diagnose the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease could be available within five years, researchers say.

The test could allow doctors to intervene early on and prevent major brain damage, they say.

A simple skin test that enables doctors to diagnose the early signs of Alzheimer's disease could be available within five years, researchers say. The test could allow doctors to intervene early on and prevent major brain damage, they say.

Alaska Oil Pipeline Faces Big Scrutiny After Small Spill

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which transports crude oil from the largest reserve in the United States to a navigable port, is in trouble.

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which transports crude oil from the largest reserve in the United States to a navigable port, is in trouble.

Snakes on Your Plane? Serpents Are Frequent Fliers Too

In the new horror movie Snakes on a Plane, which slithers into theaters this Friday, hundreds of deadly snakes are set loose inside an airplane, where they proceed to attack the passengers.

In the new horror movie Snakes on a Plane, which slithers into theaters this Friday, hundreds of deadly snakes are set loose inside an airplane, where they proceed to attack the passengers.

Wine’s Benefit Knows No Color

More than a decade ago, a landmark study drove home a message that resonated with wine lovers everywhere: Drink red wine in moderation to lower your risk for a heart attack. Now, new results suggest that some white wines protect the heart just as well, at least in rats.

More than a decade ago, a landmark study drove home a message that resonated with wine lovers everywhere: Drink red wine in moderation to lower your risk for a heart attack. Now, new results suggest that some white wines protect the heart just as well, at least in rats.

Web 2.0, meet Astroturf 2.0

A new report from the non-profit group Common Cause details the ways that industry groups are setting up fake grassroots organizations (aka “astroturf” organizations) to join the fight against Net neutrality legislation.

A new report from the non-profit group Common Cause details the ways that industry groups are setting up fake grassroots organizations (aka "astroturf" organizations) to join the fight against Net neutrality legislation.

The Race For a 100 MPG Auto

Gas prices are up, fuel economy is down—but the brightest minds in auto technology are about to do something about it. The Aptera concept car uses a low-weight, low-drag approach to increasing fuel economy. The goal: 330 mpg for under $20,000 within two years.

Gas prices are up, fuel economy is down—but the brightest minds in auto technology are about to do something about it. The Aptera concept car uses a low-weight, low-drag approach to increasing fuel economy. The goal: 330 mpg for under $20,000 within two years.

Neutron Star Clocked at Mind-Boggling Velocity

A neutron star has been clocked travelling at more than 1500 kilometres per second. It joins the ranks of other fast moving neutron stars, deepening the puzzle over how these dense stellar corpses are accelerated to such astonishing velocities.

A neutron star has been clocked travelling at more than 1500 kilometres per second. It joins the ranks of other fast moving neutron stars, deepening the puzzle over how these dense stellar corpses are accelerated to such astonishing velocities.