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The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition was expanded to include video three years ago, and the result has been an incredible look into living things on the microscopic scale. This year's winning video is a three-dimensional look through a 10-day-old quail embryo growing inside its egg.
On a foggy night in 1888, the passenger steamer City of Chester was headed out of San Francisco Bay when disaster struck. The 202-foot boat was rammed by a much larger steamer, the Oceanic, coming into the bay from Asia. Sixteen people died in the accident, and the City of Chester quickly sank to the bottom. This multibeam sonar image from NOAA is the first look at the steamer in well over a century.
During a conference this week in Washington D.C., enthusiasts are attempting to rouse support for a manned mission to Mars sometime in the next two decades. NASA is there, as are many key players in the spaceflight community. But there continue to be major obstacles to manned Mars missions. A new study highlights one of […]
The director of a UK science facility says it could set a new world record in nuclear fusion by the end of the decade.
Russia is using gun-toting robot sentries to defend its army bases and shoot intruders
People who have lost their hearing will be injected with a harmless virus carrying a gene that should trigger the regrowth of their ears' sensory receptors
She lived to 115, but a study of Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper's blood hints at factors limiting lifespan
Renewable energy could help underpin the grid now that the world's biggest concentrated solar storage plant is up and running in Arizona
As oil companies prepare to tap into Arctic oil, a new report from the National Research Council says we're far from ready to clean up a spill.
The search giant planned to help Samsung pay for its defense against Apple's patent infringement claims
Two American astronauts hustled in a planned spacewalk to fix a faulty external computer aboard the International Space Station
"Best friends forever" is a great motto in high school, but life goes on -- and so do Facebook friends
Scientist says iceberg, which is roughly six times as big as Manhattan and 1,600 feet thick, is not a threat to shipping
A new report spreads fear about the Earth getting clobbered by a killer rock. But the fact is we get hit all the time and we just don't know it. Move on, nothing to see here (at least for now)
Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire — with a "Pyro Board." It plays music by pulsing the beats in flame, and when the singer hits a high note — stand back.
Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?
Most of us aren't as maleficent as the fairy in "Sleeping Beauty," but we're still apt to spite others, even at risk of harming ourselves. Psychologists are trying to figure out why.
PTSD treatments could soon extend beyond therapy
Areas where Czechoslovakia had three electrified fences now avoided by generation of deer who never encountered them
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
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