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.

No Sign of Increased Snowfall in Antarctica

Antarc­ti­ca weath­er ‘hind­cast’ could spell bad news for sea-lev­el rise as as snow­fall lev­els are less than those pre­dict­ed by cli­mate mod­els.

Antarc­ti­ca weath­er ‘hind­cast’ could spell bad news for sea-lev­el rise as as snow­fall lev­els are less than those pre­dict­ed by cli­mate mod­els.