Robots Readied for DARPA Challenge
Experts Urge Happiness Index
Alan Alda's Science Contest: Color?
Nobel Winner: Scientists Wrong a Lot
Climate Change Lets Diseases Roam
The real world has not caught up yet with Star Wars and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the newest units that exist are heading to Florida for a Defense Department-sponsored competition.
Experts think the government should be more in touch with Americans' feelings. By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding matters that affect daily lives.
Actor-turned-part-time professor Alan Alda has a new question for scientists to consider: How do you explain color to an 11-year-old? He's posing the question as part of the annual Flame Challenge.
One of this year's Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist. James Rothman says research often ends up failing to produce the desired result.
Experts say multiple diseases are spreading in part because of climate change, including Valley Fever, a fungus that can invade the brain or skin; a brain-eating amoeba, and illnesses carried by ticks.