The network that monitors for covert nuclear weapons testing helped detect 26 asteroids entering Earth's atmosphere since 2000 – this movie maps them
Why the connections between brain cells in depressed people are often shrivelled was a mystery – but a single protein could be to blame
An extension of Einstein's gravity would let us build a wormhole – if we could send messages to invisible aliens via space-time ripples
The threat of mutually assured destruction, military or economic, promotes peace in many places. If war has ultimately forged a safer world, what's next?
Two injured Sherpas recount the horrific avalanche on Mount Everest.
Sun seekers who leave northern Europe for warmer climes are marginally less happy than those left behind, a study found.
Submarine company says it has recorded detailed images of World War II wrecks off England
Maine baby lobster decline could mean end to record catches as lobstermen, scientists worry
Microsoft expands ad-free Bing searches for US schools from kindergarten through 12th grade
Google's 'Street View' maps add digital time capsules to provide visual retrospectives
AT&T plans to expand its gigabit Internet offering -- with a blazing Internet speed similar to Google Fiber -- to 21 new metro areas
Two new studies help determine age of Antarctic ice and former climate
We have video phone calls and a wealth of information at our fingertips, but no personal jet packs or moon colonies
It was an extra special Earth Day for 31 endangered sea turtles which were released back into the wild at Little Talbot Island near Jacksonville, Fla. The animals had spent months in rehabilitation at New England Aquarium's rescue center, being treated for hypothermia.
The Pakistani government hopes to turn a desolate stretch of sand into a state-of-the-art solar energy park, in a bid to tackle the country's chronic power shortages
On Earth Day, we celebrate a planet that has nurtured human life. But it wasn't always so nice—and as the climate changes, it may get worse
The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has neither no definitive origin, nor a known cure, so global public health officials are becoming increasingly concerned by the Saudi government's sluggish response as the number of human cases continues to rise
John Eric Goff, the chair of the physics department at Lynchburg College, explains the science of the 2014 World Cup soccer ball.
A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.
Supply became contaminated as it passed through giant network of lead pipes that distributed water around city, scientists believe
As the cold season dribbles relentlessly onward, its worth considering who is or is not to blame for your misery
Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.
Let people who love sore backs and dirty fingernails painstakingly tend their gardenias. Today’s backyard should be a maximized, automated, hyperefficient system of caloric production. With a little science—and some engineering prowess—you can keep your plot tidy, pest-free, and healthy while barely lifting a finger. So kick back with a gin-spiked kombucha and let your self-maintaining yard crank out the zero-mile arugula.
When an asteroid plows into the Earth, it destroys pretty much everything in its path. But new research has shown that glass created during a searing asteroid impact can actually trap microscopic signs of life for millions of years, providing scientists with a snapshot of the biology in the area just before and after the strike.
James Day Winemaking may conjure images of sun-dappled vineyards and grand châteaus. But a typical bottle of Napa Cabernet owes more to lab-coat-wearing chemists than to barefoot grape stompers. Like most foodstuffs, wine has been thoroughly industrialized.
Over its lifetime, Earth has hosted countless species. But some of those species, like the dinosaurs, have managed to claw their way into a special place in our imaginations. Now, a new book illustrates the dinosaurs — and many of the beasts of millennia ago — in beautiful, spectacular and vicious style.
Monkeys have been taught to add, giving the best evidence yet for primates' maths skills and offering a path towards solving how the brain encodes numbers
A lighting system that combines white LEDs with nanoparticles can mimic a natural sunny day, even when the skies outside are grey and gloomy
Comparisons with Neanderthal DNA may point to genes that make us uniquely human and uncover the origins of genetic ailments.
The U.S. intelligence community has thrown its support behind a bid by commercial space imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc to sell higher resolution images from its satellites, the leading U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.