Research suggests that unfamiliar flu strains cause immune system to release broadly effective antibodies
Scientific and political leaders need to focus more attention on the integrity of advisory processes, rather than taking sides in the political battles of the day
At a recent event hosted by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with film makers to discuss what both groups have learned---the scientists through painstaking experiments and analysis, and the film makers by intuition and experience---about the mechanisms of attention and perception.
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
Deep-rooted preferences for firstborn sons in India lead to malnutrition in other children, says economist Seema Jayachandran
Yeast that can make opiates from other molecules raise the prospect of tanks of drug-producing microorganisms replacing open fields of opium poppies
Besides its wondrously alien look, the coolest thing about the Portuguese man-of-war is that it is not an individual animal at all, but an entire community
A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.
NASA explains what the Curiosity rover photographed on Mars after UFO blog raises questions
Twenty-five years ago today the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew past Neptune, the furthest planet from the sun. The explorer, which is expected to reach Pluto next year, has been in operation for over thirty-seven years and continues to transmit data back to earth
The New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to Pluto
A new study suggests using a smaller glass, keeping your glass on the table while you pour, and never filling it over half-full
Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.
The equations that describe these movements are equivalent to those that govern waves
The famed bird now finds itself at the center of a flap over de-extinction
Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Solovyev says the plankton were blown up into space by air currents on earth
Excess heat being stored hundreds of metres down in Atlantic and Southern oceans not Pacific as previously thought
Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan Open access: six myths to put to rest
Researchers created visual and DNA analysis of how anoles regenerate their tails.
The risk posed to aircraft by airborne volcanic ash is as bad as ever, but airlines are better equipped to spot and avoid trouble---and save money---than they were four years ago.
My father worked for over 30 years in construction, falling off of ladders and getting slivers of metal in his eye and generally bleeding profusely. He toiled like a maniac so our family could eat, all while furthering one of humanity’s most indispensable inventions: large-scale construction of shelter.
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.
Birds lost the taste receptors for sugar, but hummingbirds clearly have a sweet tooth. Now we know how they regained it
The chemical fingerprint of an ancient star suggests its predecessors were more massive than thought, ending up as huge supernovae
Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday.
Fans of "Flappy Bird" may find its successor even more frustrating, but just as addictive
Car accidents kill more than 30,000 people every year. Vehicles equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle technology, an onboard short-range radio device, are expected to save lives. Jeff Pegues reports.
New research finds humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years
Record drought is depriving honeybees of nectar and driving up the cost of honey