Manmade warming in past decade has likely been offset by cooling from natural cycles in the Pacific and Atlantic - but effect will reverse in coming decades
From Dr Strangelove and water fluoridisation to climate change, scientific method and facts are not always enough to win over the sceptics
On a blog post at PLOS, the tropical disease expert Peter Hotez and postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Herricks take a run through the data on the biggest killers of children around the world in 2013, part of a new dataset from Global Burden of Disease study published in the January Lancet.
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.
Bumblebees can recall which flowers yield nectar, but like people they can get mixed up – leading them to home in on flowers they have no experience of
Brain cells that help us predict the intentions of others before they've actively made a decision have been discovered in monkeys
Sheets of programmable matter can be made to pop into complex 3D shapes 100 times taller than their original thickness when heated, and could find uses in medicine
Experiments in mice suggest that treatment of haemophilia could be more successful if the baby's immune system is primed while in the womb
A particle physics student has used his downtime to build a Lego model of the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and is now lobbying the toy company to take it to market.
The new feature will let users flag worrisome posts from friends and will offer resources to people in need
The law enforcement dilemma: How best to identify potential terrorist threats and ISIS supporters who may mask their true intent
The Oklahoma Republican, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, has long argued climate change is a "hoax"
The FCC voted Wednesday to approve net neutrality and regulate the Internet as a public utility, similar to landline telephone service. The rules are designed to make sure that Internet companies treat all content providers equally.
On the heels of releasing new proposed rules on drones, CBS News has learned that the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned about a dramatic increase in the number of unmanned aircraft flying near planes and helicopters.
Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.
Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.
The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.
Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.
An exciting fossil find in China points to a 525-million year old sea-dweller who used its new backbone to swim nimbly away from predators
Moscow assures it will continue funding the International Space Station until 2024 but will then disconnect its modules to build a national base
Google’s artificial intelligence studio Deep Mind has created a computer program that can play Pong. Here is why that feat is more impressive than it sounds
Tory MP David Tredinnick seems to believe that astrology could inform and improve UK healthcare. This view is misguided and potentially dangerous
Birds are dinosaurs. That’s a fact underscored by dozens upon dozens of discoveries in the last 30 years.
The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.
Over half of India's population lives in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution. Now that has been translated into years of life lost overall
For the first time, a satellite has calculated the whopping amount of Saharan dust that is blown over the ocean to reach the Amazon rainforest every year
Resistance to vital antimalarial drugs called artemisinins has spread across Burma to the Indian border. If not contained, it could ultimately hit Africa hard
A vast electric fence is being erected around Mount Kenya, one of the world's great refuges for wildlife. Will it help people and animals coexist?
The first ever photograph of our planet from space marks the moment when rockets became space exploration vehicles and not just bomb carriers
(Reuters) - An unusual pink cloud that lit up the sky over New Mexico and Arizona early on Wednesday was caused by a NASA research rocket launched to study the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere, scientists said.