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Heat-tolerant prehistoric enzymes might help produce valuable chemicals and biofuels.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

The revolutionary discovery allowed engineers to build cheaper hard drives with higher storage capacity.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Ranked choice voting and vote-by-mail could be used more widely to improve the chances that votes will represent the electorate’s wishes.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

One of the things people with Alzheimer's disease understand is music.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Images of far away, misty nebulas and lurking black holes haunt us this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

New research finds the optical effect previously produced using strictly quantum techniques may have broader applications.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

As Halloween approaches, stage blood takes the spotlight and chemistry tricks can treat viewers.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Dogs successfully detected malaria parasites in infected children by sniffing their socks.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

A team of engineers spent years giving new life to old NASA tapes.

Catherine Meyers, Editor