Exosuit will enable divers to reach double normal depths during return expedition to wreck that yielded Antikythera mechanism
Agency's efforts are poorly coordinated and under-staffed despite budget increase, says report by its inspector general
Look into the jaws of a Mosasaurus and you will gaze into a nightmare.
Formula 1 fans may be tearing out their earplugs in horror, but the all-electric cars of Formula E proved that green racing is far from boring
A low-carbon economy will deliver fast economic growth, better lives and save the environment to boot, claims an audacious report from top economists
My, what big eyes you have! These photographs of nocturnal animals reveal the faces we rarely get to see
Using smartphone sensors to record student life, researchers have shown they can measure stress, depression and loneliness, and compare it to academic performance
A blazing meteor lit up the night sky like fireworks across a dozen eastern U.S. states and prompted almost 160 sighting reports, the American Meteor Society said on Monday.
Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice.
Shortly after dusk, three researchers squat on the lawn of a vacant, million-dollar home in a posh Miami suburb, pointing ultrasonic microphones at the darkened mansion.
The speed and agility of the fastest land animal on earth inspired researchers to build its robot "cousin"
Quakes and rockfalls at Mount Mayon have sparked serious concern
The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off millennia of breeding for perfection.
After a decade-long journey to reach Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the ESA says it has found the best spot for a planned November landing.
Many airlines don't want to have their crews overnight in an Ebola area or send them to a place where they can't get adequate health care if something goes wrong.
A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.
New report makes familiar arguments, but authors hope policymakers will be more receptive this time around
Comments are often regarded as a right but they can do more harm than good. In the absence of strict moderation, we'd be much better off without them
As the Ebola epidemic demonstrates, the world is an ever more dangerous place, and wealthy democracies have a moral obligation to invest in less fortunate countries and to support a more stable and secure world. But neglecting science will be devastating in the long run
Close to real-time tracking of deadly superbugs such as MRSA promises to close down outbreaks faster and save lives
“Sic semper tyrannis,” Brutus supposedly yelled as he helped assassinate Julius Caesar: Thus always to tyrants. John Wilkes Booth exclaimed the same to the panicked crowd in Ford’s Theater after he shot Lincoln. And in dark underground burrows in east Africa, I’m willing to bet the homely yet somehow charming naked mole rat is yelling
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.
Ceramics break rather than bend under pressure, but nano-lattices have been used to produce resilient ceramics that could help make ultralight, tough materials
A safer, low-input way to make hydrogen fuel cells could make it feasible to use renewable energy to heat homes and fuel rockets
Dark energy's latest guise comes from the world of string theory, and could help bring our universe's chance of existing down to reasonable odds
Your next laptop or tablet may have 3-D sensors that let it recognize gestures or augment a real scene with virtual characters.Laptops with 3-D sensors in place of conventional webcams will go on sale before the end of this year
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the base of a mountain of layered rock that scientists suspect holds clues about whether the planet most like Earth in the solar system had the ingredients to support and preserve signs of microbial life.
A magnetic explosion on the sun Wednesday sent a stream of charged particles heading towards Earth which could affect power grids, radio transmissions and other systems when it reaches us on Friday.