The Wagnerian Method: Physicists investigate the grand artistic vision of one of the most influential artists of the last two centuries. Abstract Science: Abstraction, not just mathematics, has its place in science as it does in art. A review of Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society: 350 Years of the Royal Society and Scientific Endeavour (and more and more and more and more). The end of an institution: Hard times for the Royal Institution and its former director, Lady Greenfield. Does the US produce too many scientists? Using new mathematical tools, researchers reveal major shifts in the structure of scientific research in order to uncover structural changes in large, interconnected systems. Corporate money to pay for scientific research? Get over it. Feynman and the Futurists: A dispute over the importance of a 50-year-old speech by Richard Feynman has implications for the multibillion-dollar National Nanotechnology Initiative. Five reasons science [hearts] Google: The company that tamed the Web is now helping researchers see the world with fresh eyes. A review of The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski (and more and more). A review of The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, ed. Richard Dawkins. Let's face it, science is boring: Mouse urine, pureed goldfish brains and human computers — sound interesting? Well, it's not. Longitudinal teaching of the history of science, running from primary to tertiary level, is the key to producing creative scientists. A test of patience: A look at the world’s longest, most elusive science experiment. Discover takes a look at the hottest science experiment on the planet. An article on the world's scariest science: What could possibly go wrong? Physicists re-create conditions of the Big Bang.