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China Announces Punishments for Intellectual-Property Theft

China announced an array of punishments that could restrict companies’ access to borrowing and state-funding support...

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The difference a year makes

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least...

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Plot twist: Mitochondrial DNA can come from both parents

The vast majority of our DNA—the chromosomes in the nucleus of each cell—is just what you’d expect: a mix of...

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The ‘Geno-Economists’ Say DNA Can Predict Our Chances of Success

In 1999, a trio of economists emerged from a conference at the University of California, Los Angeles, squinting without...

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Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts

Behind a thin white veil separating his makeshift lab from joggers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor...

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Paying for Popularity Can Be Fraud

Pay-for-download The internet age has allowed the perfection of this particular fraud: I start a company to sell...

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