For a Smithsonian researcher, Monday is a day to honor the women in science and other uses for nail polish
New study reveals participants unconsciously sniff their right hand after shaking it with others as part of process to pick up chemical signals about others
If you have ever struggled through a math class, you may not think of numbers as natural.
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
Physicists have detected a version of the Higgs Boson in a superconductor, but say this cannot substitute for the work of the LHC.
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.
The quantum Casimir effect is a slight attraction between two metal plates. Superconducting versions could finally show us quantum gravity at work
Put iron under pressure and it vaporises – much more readily than previously thought. This means meteorite impacts on early Earth could have created iron rain
Forests may only achieve half of their predicted increase in carbon sink capacity because insects munch more when CO2 levels rise
In the days before Amazon and TripAdvisor, how could you express your consumer outrage? For ancient Mesopotamians, it was seethe, stamp and bake
The first model of a zombie epidemic to use real US census data lets you choose where the plague begins and how fast it spreads
The two regions have recently suffered their worst droughts on record. And Syria's may have helped to trigger its civil war
The huge eyes of the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona are staring across vast cosmic distances in the hope of finding signs of alien life
The US Federal Communication Commission has taken an important step to ensure net neutrality – but dangers remain
Efforts to expand Internet access via mobile technologies may be stymied by economic and social challenges.
Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting.
A NASA science satellite on Friday will wrap up a 7-1/2-year journey to Ceres, an unexplored dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, scientists said on Monday.
Alzheimer's researchers at Harvard for the first time are scanning the brains of healthy patients for the presence of a hallmark protein called tau, which forms toxic tangles of nerve fibers associated with the fatal disease.
Evidence of an ancient settlement was found in the most inaccessible forest in Central America
Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.
Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.
Scientists are refining what constitutes "normal"
After decades of work, physicists say they are a year or two away from detecting ripples in spacetime
Opponents say measures designed to hamper regulatory efforts
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.