Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.
A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.
Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
Data originally taken for another reason weaken the case for "dark photons"
Deinocheirus mirificus, or unusual horrible hand, had long, clawed forearms, a sail on its back and a duck-like bill
The okapi is one of the worlds most elusive mammals. In 1904, the British explorer Percy Powell-Cotton set his sights on obtaining a specimen for his growing natural history collection. He succeeded and its skull is on display. But where is the rest of it?
Open letter says claims made for brain games are not based on sound evidence and that playing them may have opposite effect
For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
A significant Bronze Age pottery find is made during an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis, in Scotland.
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia
Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness
Within two years, an 18-rotor battery-powered helicopter will be on sale to rich commuters who dream of open skies instead of gridlocked highways
Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a speedy, 3 -1/2-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to replace science experiments and jettison two unneeded antennas.
The Apple co-founder built the machine in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976
Driven by the ongoing drought and the coming winter, bears are encroaching on Reno, Nevada in record numbers.
A stunning sighting around a nearby star offers a glimpse of our own solar system billions of years ago
The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.
The North Carolina coast may be the last place you'd think to find a sunken German submarine from World War II. But that's what Joe Hoyt — a nautical archeologist — found on a recent expedition to the ocean floor. Robert Siegel talks to him about the underwater battle site there.
Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.
The camel cousin evolved fluff instead of fat because it was able to linger in an evolutionary slow lane, suggest newly sequenced genomes
Tractor beams, hoverboards and invisibility cloaks were once just futuristic impossibilities. Not any more Hey, Marty McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000
Parents of baby with fatal mitochondrial disease say techniques being considered by select committee could prevent them having another seriously ill child
Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.” This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the spheroidal maelstrom seems to curve over the top and below the bottom simultaneously.
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
Rebel planets orbit their stars the wrong way around – and prenatal turmoil may be to blame
A charming and poetic account of apiculture in Mark Winston's Bee Time reminds us why an ancient partnership between humans and bees needs saving
Use of a cattle drug that has devastated vulture populations in India is in decline, offering hope of recovery – but vultures in Europe may now be at risk
Ultrasound has been used to open the brain's protective sheath in people with aggressive brain tumours – to deliver chemo drugs directly to cancer cells
Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece's northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument's inner chambers, the culture ministry said on Tuesday.