Science Week in Review: May 27, 2011

Blog 15: Might a virus cause obesity? Do hailstones carry bacteria? These and other questions are asked -- and partially answered -- in our week in review. more »


Science Week in Review: May 20, 2011

Blog 14: Mummies with heart disease, a questionable skin disease, and a pesticide some say is worse than the disease it's meant to combat. David Baron reviews the week's global science news. more »


Tech Week in Review: May 20, 2011

Blog 13: Amazon has announced that e-books are outselling paper books on its website for the first time ever. But does that mean you can get rid of your bookshelves? That's just one of the stories in Clark Boyd's roundup of great global tech stories you might have missed this week. more »


Lima’s Future Water Shortage

Blog 12: Reporter Daniel Grossman embarks on a journey to Peru to investigate how climate change could affect that country's water supply -- and how the nation aims to cope. more »


Science Week in Review: May 13, 2011

Blog 11: The World's Health & Science Editor David Baron offers some of his favorite stories of the past week. He also explains where the Hollywood star (at left) fits in. more »


Tech Week in Review: May 13, 2011

Blog 10: The first of our newly minted "Global Tech: Week in Review" posts, offering links to the top stories from the past week. We'll post it every Friday. This week, we take flight with the world's first completely solar-powered aircraft! more »


Welcome to our new website

Blog 9: The World's Health & Science Editor David Baron offers a tour of the redesigned World SciTech website. more »


New ‘fracking’ report sure to heat up debate

Blog 8: New research suggests that an increasingly widespread technique for extracting natural gas may contaminate local water supplies with methane. The World's Environment Editor Peter Thomson weighs in on what the new study means for the controversy over "fracking." more »


Microsoft To Buy Skype

Blog 7: Software giant Microsoft announced today that it will buy the Internet calling service Skype for $8.5 billion. The move potentially affects tens of millions of Skype users worldwide. But the lasting effect, say some, might be to introduce millions more to Skype's functionality. more »


Big Brains Strike Again

Blog 6: After two back-to-back studies on big brains and habitat, contributor Elsa Youngsteadt peers into the black box of brain size more »