Sheila Prakash Staffwriter
How Things Work: Legos
Legos. We have all played with them. For decades, these tiny blocks of plastic have inspired children and adults alike to rip open a bag and unleash their artistic creativity.SciTech | February 11, 2008
Seizure drugs make patients suicidal
Patients who take drugs for epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders are at an increased risk for suicidal behavior.SciTech | February 4, 2008
Beyond Mars: Space exploration should focus on icy moons
Mars is exciting — so exciting that it is taking all of my willpower to write this article without slipping into a coma.
Forty-six years ago, Mars was thought to harbor Martians.
Martians are exciting.Forum | February 4, 2008
How Things Work: Fainting Goats
A goat on Donna Hatcher’s farm in Center Hill, Fla., is quietly grazing, when a man approaches the fence and makes a loud noise. The startled goat turns, runs, and in a display that is at once hilarious and alarming, collapses. Ten seconds later, the seemingly unconscious goat shakes its head, lifts itself up, and resumes its business — unfazed, unhurt and, apparently, none the worse.SciTech | January 28, 2008
Astronaut embarks on space walk
On Saturday morning, astronaut Scott Parazynski stood on the end of a 60-foot robotic arm to mend a solar array.SciTech | November 5, 2007