The largest consumer of coal in the world has announced radical restrictions on coal imports and its domestic transport and use
Clownfish travel hundreds of kilometres, but it is the larvae rather than the adults that migrate
Psychedelic pictures of 30 galactic collisions show for the first time that merging galaxies often spawn disc-shaped offspring like our Milky Way
New research raises serious questions about how artificial sweeteners might affect our bodies, but let's keep our cool and just do more research
An otherworldly photograph of a lagoon reflecting the swirls of the aurora has taken the top prize in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
U.S. government researchers working with divers and sonar equipment have located the wrecks of what they dubbed "forgotten ghost ships" in waters just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.
India's first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country's hopes to join the leaders of a global space race.
Google, Audi and a small number of other companies get permits to road-test self-driving vehicles
"It's spooky," a Clearwater, Fla., fisherman said, comparing the toxic algae bloom to "boiled red Georgia clay"
Year-long Senate investigation concludes defense contractors generally fail to report break-ins of their systems
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space company will develop a powerful new rocket engine in partnership with United Launch Alliance
After a journey of 442 million miles, unmanned spacecraft is closing in on Martian orbit
Most Americans lack a basic understanding of science
Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
Physicist Danielle Bassett has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship based on her work studying the human brain. She talks with Melissa Block about the advances it may lead to.
A team of researchers are using multispectral imaging to uncover hidden text on a 1491 Martellus map, one of the most important maps in history. Lead researcher Chet Van Duzer thinks the discoveries will allow historians and scholars to see just how the map influenced cartography in its time.
Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.
With new genetic insights, researchers aim to fight a devastating coffee fungus
Kissing bugs, which can spread Chagas disease, turned up positive for human blood meals in caves in Guatemala and Belize
Epilepsy can be very disruptive and debilitating, but can it also spur creativity? If treatments suppress comedic inspiration and this directly affects your job, is it worth it?
Late last week, an errant, high-energy particle struck part of the Dawn spacecraft‘s electrical system, disabling the NASA …
Is it possible to have a green thumb on the Red Planet? Perhaps, after you’ve mastered a few space gardening tricks
Rising temperatures and a more acidic ocean may spell trouble for the Chesapeake Bay's iconic crabs, oysters and fish
Huge specimen caught in Antarctic waters by New Zealand fishing crew is one of few ever examined
Ben Allanach on the impure fun of rapid-response physics
Lonesome George, the worlds most famous tortoise, goes on display at the American Museum of Natural History.
Squid and other cephalopods control their skin displays by contracting color-filled cells. A team of engineers attempted the same using elastomer and electrical pulses.
Oxytricha trifallax lives in ponds all over the world. Under an electron microscope it looks like a football adorned with tassels. The tiny fringes are the cilia it uses to move around and gobble up algae. What makes Oxytricha unusual, however, is the crazy things it does with its DNA.