From Adam and Eve to Snakes on a Plane, legend and pop culture confirms all that slithers is just a little bit creepy. Andrew McGibbon has made it his mission to change people’s minds, highlighting snakes’ beauty and elegance in his series Slitherstition.
Toyota is making a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. This might be a silly idea unless you already have hydrogen as a by product of nuclear fusion.
The 92nd St. Y in New York is presenting “Seven Days of Genius” this week.
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.
Earth's Little Ice Age may have been caused by a fall in solar activity – digging holes on Mars could help us find out
Genetically engineered microorganisms could replace flowers as sources of ingredients for perfumes – and even recreate scents from plants long extinct
How do you attract food if you're a spider hunting in pitch-dark at night? Evolve a bright moustache, of course!
Researchers from a university and Google demonstrate a crucial error-correction step needed to make quantum computing practical.
A startup called Voxel8 is using materials expertise to extend the capabilities of 3-D printing.
Sporting iridescent gold and purple wings, the enigma moth dates back as far as 50 million years
Despite its claim that its foray into offering wireless services is limited, Google clearly see a large potential prize
The ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought
Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.
The technique aims to rejuvenate a woman's eggs using mitochondria from cells extracted from her ovaries. A Toronto clinic's first births are due soon, and some doctors are worried about side effects.
The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.
Physicists are challenging Einstein’s theory in new versions of the most famous experiment that never happened
A photographer was punched by an allegedly drunk gorilla—but wildlife biologists are crying foul
Texas engineers attach miniature computer wired into nervous system of live cockroaches for remote control and aim to gather video information in places such as broken sewers
Nasa engineers investigate problem that has stopped the rover’s robotic arm, with testing expected to take days
Findings published in The Lancet show chance of heart attack drops by 48% when people most at risk take cholesterol-lowering medications
Paranoid fears are common and have a variety of causes but new research shows specific issue cognitive behaviour therapy can bring significant benefits
Popular belief has it that human ‘sex pheromones’ exist and are well-established by the scientific community. But all is not as it seems, as Tristram Wyatt explains
Up to 1,700 jobs at 27 facilities at risk from 30 June, with $150m in vital funding tied to the Coalition’s higher-education changes
Toward the end of World War II, the Nazis blocked all food and fuel supplies to the Netherlands, leading to famine. Many babies born during this famine suffered long-term effects, including a higher incidence of a variety of conditions such as heart disease, obesity, glucose intolerance, and obstructed airways.
Villarrica unleashed an impressive lava fountain as the recent unrest continues at the Chilean volcano.
A baby wooly rhino was found in the Siberian ice by two Russian hunters.
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.
The European Space Agency is calling for small, boxy spacecraft called CubeSats to hitch a ride with a mission in 2020 – perhaps the first CubeSat trip into deep space