Physics and society

The self-powered machine kills dangerous bacteria with an electric field.
Zack Savitsky, Contributor
The flying reptile was among hundreds of fossils recovered by police in 2013.
James Gaines, Contributor
Inside Science chats with Megan Povey about her research and what she has learned from transitioning genders late in life.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Anatomy and biomechanics raise questions about whether strictly enforcing the game's rules could increase the risk of injuries.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The new technological solution developed for one type of pesticide could soon expand to others.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
New models may help people who are blind learn molecular structures.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
When it comes to the brain and recognizing familiar faces, in-person interaction matters.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
The curved barriers would deflect air pollution away from pedestrians and provide a scaffold for plants to "green" a city.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Modern tech helps researchers read unopened letters from more than 300 years ago.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A long-accepted study on the optimal size of national legislatures faces a challenge.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
Dark sky tourism seeks to preserve the rich storytelling history of the indigenous people before it fades away.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
An interview with baker and onetime chemical engineer Melissa Weller.
Chris Gorski, Editor