• Oxytocin May Keep You from Cheating

    It’s basically the opposite of Love Potion #9. Rather than transform a guy who can’t find romance into a full-blown Lothario, oxytocin might actually curb a man’s desire to pursue anything but a monogamous relationship.

  • Robots Are Controlling Each Other Now

    This vid was presented earlier this month at the latest International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Vilamoura, Algarve in Portugal by Rehan O'Grady, and Marco Dorigo, from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto...

  • A Morning At the Museum With Teddy Roosevelt

    In the lower level of the American Museum of Natural History, I was having trouble paying attention to the First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris. My mind wandered to the press conference-y backdrop behind her, which covered the entrance to the “Hall of...

  • NASA's New Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegics Walk

    When NASA isn't landing explorer robots on Mars or executing elaborate retirements for old space shuttles through the streets of L.A., the space agency is hard at work on technology that could lift paraplegics out of their wheelchairs and get them...

  • Future Sex: The Rise of Drug Resistant Gonorrhea

    This week the _New Yorker_ has published an "in-depth account of the rise of an antibiotic resistant strain on gonorrhea": How terrified should we be?

  • Cell Phone's Dead

    A few months ago, I received a call from Johnny Carson, a man for whom I was once privileged to work. There was no doubt that it was Johnny because as my iPhone trilled its canned, bluesy theme, the screen lit up with the contact photo I had once...