New findings about the origins of a centuries-old wooden ship discovered near the site where the Twin Towers once stood
The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged on Friday night
You use a whole lot more than 10% of your brain—but a common fallacy that says otherwise is nonetheless the central premise of a new movie
The longer the U.S. holds off action to mitigate climate change, the more costly the effort will become, a new report shows
Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.
An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.
Check out these colorful images of crystallized alcoholic beverages
Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry source
Large stretches may be no more than biological baggage, say researchers after comparing genome with that of other mammals
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You are looking at the most precise gravity map ever made of a distant galaxy cluster. Using the map, astronomers have determined that the cluster is roughly 650,000 light-years across and contains enough matter to make 160 trillion suns.
Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.
Specially designed mobile games can help scientists answer important questions about cognition, a team finds.
Tinnitus is a chronic ringing in the ears that can be debilitating. Now, an implant that stimulates a nerve in the neck could eliminate the sounds for good
A survey of birds has identified 361 new species that had previously been confused with known species, a quarter of which are considered threatened
Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood took almost 2 hours to die – why is a drug combination is being experimented with in the death chamber?
New fossils suggest it was not just bird-like dinosaurs that had elaborate feathers – the other major dinosaur group had them too
Camped on a glacier, Lisa Grossman meets a robot that could pierce the ice of Jupiter's moon Europa and check its hidden ocean for signs of life
It may be decades before autonomous vehicles can reliably handle the real world, experts say.
For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.
Unless it figures out how to raise money, NASA's new rocket won't be able to get off the ground
Natural Trap Cave holds the fossils of thousands of animals who plunged to their deaths over tens of thousands of years
Wild monkeys living in forests near Japan's devastated Fukushima nuclear reactor show worrying signs of radiation exposure
Audubon Minnesota warns that a signature feature of the new Vikings stadium, a 200,000-square-foot wall of glass, could lead to thousands of bird collisions. Kim Johnson of WCCO reports.
Alien factories could be a sign of life outside our solar system
Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.
So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
Researchers at MIT have created a ball with a customizable surface texture through the science of wrinkling.
What’s scarier than a tyrannosaur? Three tyrannosaurs.