Macaca? Mohawk? Here’s the Big Hairy Deal

This week, after Sen. George Allen called his oppo­nen­t’s staffer Maca­ca, a con­tro­ver­sy brewed. What does the word mean? Is it demean­ing? Or worse yet — French? But amid the apol­o­gy and recrim­i­na­tions, a mys­tery has emerged regard­ing coif­fure.

This week, after Sen. George Allen called his oppo­nen­t’s staffer Maca­ca, a con­tro­ver­sy brewed. What does the word mean? Is it demean­ing? Or worse yet — French? But amid the apol­o­gy and recrim­i­na­tions, a mys­tery has emerged regard­ing coif­fure.

Amazon.com — Pioneering Click to Download

Hav­ing taught the world how to shop online, Amazon.com now finds the world shop­ping else­where on the inter­net. It is time to become a pio­neer again

Hav­ing taught the world how to shop online, Amazon.com now finds the world shop­ping else­where on the inter­net. It is time to become a pio­neer again

Atomic Hopper Shows Promise for Nano Switching

A sin­gle cobalt atom has been made to hop back and forth between two posi­tions in response to an elec­tric cur­rent by US researchers. The tech­nique could some day lead to the devel­op­ment of atom­ic switch­es for nanoscale devices.

A sin­gle cobalt atom has been made to hop back and forth between two posi­tions in response to an elec­tric cur­rent by US researchers. The tech­nique could some day lead to the devel­op­ment of atom­ic switch­es for nanoscale devices.

Russian Mathematics Genius Shuns the Spotlight

The world of math­e­mat­ics is in uproar over rumours that its most pres­ti­gious prize will be turned down next week by one of its bright­est stars.

The world of math­e­mat­ics is in uproar over rumours that its most pres­ti­gious prize will be turned down next week by one of its bright­est stars.

Runner to Take on 50 Marathons in 50 Days

This fall, 43-year-old long dis­tance run­ner [Dean Kar­nazes] will tack­le one marathon a day for 50 con­sec­u­tive days, run­ning a total 1,310 miles (2,108.2 km) in 50 days. And for each 26.2‑mile (42.2 km) race, Kar­nazes and his fam­i­ly of four will trav­el to a dif­fer­ent U.S. state.

This fall, 43-year-old long dis­tance run­ner [Dean Kar­nazes] will tack­le one marathon a day for 50 con­sec­u­tive days, run­ning a total 1,310 miles (2,108.2 km) in 50 days. And for each 26.2‑mile (42.2 km) race, Kar­nazes and his fam­i­ly of four will trav­el to a dif­fer­ent U.S. state.

Democrats’ Stock Is Rising on K Street

Wash­ing­ton lob­by­ing firms, trade asso­ci­a­tions and cor­po­rate offices are mov­ing to hire more well-con­nect­ed Democ­rats in response to ris­ing prospects that the oppo­si­tion par­ty will wrest con­trol of at least one cham­ber of Con­gress from Repub­li­cans in the Novem­ber elec­tions.

Wash­ing­ton lob­by­ing firms, trade asso­ci­a­tions and cor­po­rate offices are mov­ing to hire more well-con­nect­ed Democ­rats in response to ris­ing prospects that the oppo­si­tion par­ty will wrest con­trol of at least one cham­ber of Con­gress from Repub­li­cans in the Novem­ber elec­tions.

Volunteers Line Up For Simulated Mission to Mars

More than 70 peo­ple have vol­un­teered to be con­fined in a mock mis­sion to Mars – for 520 days. It would be the longest sim­u­la­tion of its kind.

More than 70 peo­ple have vol­un­teered to be con­fined in a mock mis­sion to Mars – for 520 days. It would be the longest sim­u­la­tion of its kind.