Good to know that the end of the world is further away than we think
Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says. A contest begins next week.
The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.
Thousands of non-scientists sitting at their home computers may now be as useful as a single Einstein — thanks to online crowdsourcing. What once took years, now takes days.
In the time since the meltdown at Fukushima's nuclear plant, there have been other mishaps. A recent tour of the reactor reveals that the facility's dogged by both technical problems and labor issues.
The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe's snails — and France's famed mollusk appetizer.
European neutron source, Africa's super telescope, and exoplanet mission receive a total of £300 million
“I’ll bet a lot of metal drummers might be jealous of what I can do now,” he said. “Speed is good. Faster is always better”
A riverside in Nebraska is a welcome refuelling stop for these elegant birds migrating from Mexico to their breeding grounds
UN assistant secretary general says deadly outbreak, which has been blamed on UN troops, demands decisive action
Caffeine is the drug many of us can't live without – but do you have any idea how much is in your daily hit?
Deprived of sight, blind people manage to squeeze an amazing amount of information out of their other senses. Doing this requires their brains to do some reorganizing. To learn about some of these changes, scientists studied the brains of blind people ...
A bulletin posted today from NOAA stated that the climate event known as El Niño has a 50 percent chance of returning this summer or fall. If it appears, it could mean heavy rainfall next winter for drought-stricken California and ...
In 1973, American soldiers on the Mekong River in Laos killed and hauled ashore a massive 24-foot ribbon of a fish. It was the “Queen of the Naga,” claimed a postcard still widely circulated in Southeast Asia with the above ...
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
Elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger, but are fitter than mothers that delay, scientists say.
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
A computer that recognises body language using a Microsoft Kinect camera could help children with autism understand and express emotions
Defending itself like a knight in a fight, Earth can funnel material from its immediate surroundings to act as a buffer against incoming geomagnetic storms
How best to achieve success is a highly contentious issue, but politicians should remember that a good start in life is key
An artificial-intelligence system has learned to spot the telltale language people use when lying in court or in fawning online book reviews
Cold case murder convictions result most often from fresh witnesses, not new technology, a forensic science study suggests.
Bald eagles have made a comeback. See life in the nest now during peak nesting season.
Photos capture a river otter attacking a gator in a Florida river. The otter then feasted, witnesses say.
National and state parks in California are under threat from burl wood seekers.
Patsy Cline's classic country song "I Fall to Pieces," has nothing on this one.
It's only the size of a dishwasher and weighs as much as giant panda, but its inventors are hoping this spacecraft will go where no other Israeli vessel has gone before - to the moon.
About 5 million years ago, an asteroid or comet slammed into Mars so hard that rocks and other debris launched into space.
The 10-meter long Torvosaurus weighed up to five tons.
A new study concludes that 136 UNESCO World Heritage sites could be washed away by rising sea levels