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Does a solitary island of stable elements exist at the remotest corner of the periodic table? | iStockphoto/Thinkstock The Island of Stability

This week’s Fw:Thinking video was about materials with special properties: graphene, carbyne, etc., which are so strong that they could be used to make practically indestructible objects. But I wanted to talk about another kind of material that might have

It's all in the neurons. | iStockphoto/Thinkstock Remember When That Never Happened?

Memory is a tricky thing. Physiologically, memories are represented by certain neurological pathways when particular neurons establish a connection as the original memory forms. Whenever you remember something, that same pathway (or something close to it) activates. But these pathways

exp-1-470x275 Space. Very Dangerous. You Go First.

Space is dangerous. Exploring it exposes humans to all sorts of hazards from mechanical failures to radiation exposure. That’s why we look at the options for space exploration in this week’s Fw:Thinking. Haven’t seen it yet? Here’s the episode. There

Courtesy NASA Starfleet Officers and Real Astronauts Hang Out Today

Check this out: NASA is playing host to a Google+ Hangout today, matching up J.J. Abrams, director of the new Star Trek films (the excellent 2009 reboot and the currently debuting Star Trek Into Darkness), screenwriter Damon Lindelof, three cast

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Explore the physical science of the Prius v with these videos from HowStuffWorks.

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Read from topics in the driver’s guide to fuel economy at HowStuffWorks.

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Learn how to decode the new EPA fuel economy labels with this interactive infographic.

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Read about car trends and innovations at HowStuffWorks.

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Study for your future with the latest Fw:Thinking videos.

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Listen up for what tomorrow sounds like with the Fw:Thinking audio podcast.

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