A new survey of 20-year-old studies shows that poor archives and inaccessible authors make 90 percent of raw data impossible to find
New South Wales professor in US rolled back the key indicators of ageing to make a two-year-old mice appear a six-month-old
As scientists around the world gear up for the final throes of the festive period, it's worth keeping in mind these practical survival tips from a seasoned professional
As you trawl the crowded shopping aisles in search of Christmas presents, your mind is playing tricks on you. And here they are
After six months of speculation, we finally know what’s building these mysterious silk structures in the Amazon: A spider. But its precise identity is still a mystery that scientists are scrambling to solve as I write this.
The coconut crab is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. Feeding its incredible growth is no small task, so this nine-pound hermit crab eats anything it can get its claws on. It has been observed hunting other crabs, young ...
In the early years of the last century, the U.S. Congress considered a bold and ingenious plan that would simultaneously solve two pressing problems -- a national meat shortage and a growing ecological crisis. The plan was this: hippopotamus ranching. ...
The Automatic Smart Driving Assistant is designed to warn drivers when they accelerate too quickly and make other fuel-costly choices
Discovering the detailed movements we make when laughing can make avatars and cartoon characters far more realistic – and infectiously funny
Go eye-to-eye with an ocelot – the dwarf leopard – as it shows off its teeth and the radio collar that lets researchers track its every move
A new study probed the surprising diet of Oregon's threatened alpine pikas, which are eating mosses and conserving energy.
Scientists are working to save a two-foot-long salamander called the hellbender, which is declining throughout the eastern U.S.
A NASA-run lunar base would ensure U.S. interests on the moon and pave the way to colonizing Mars, says a planetary scientist.
Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, St. Nick—no matter which name you call him by, everyone knows the story of this plump, jolly, gift-bringing Christmas icon. Or do they?
The new photo highlights the sun's complexity.
First humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station
We all know the noises computers make — the whir of a fan, the whine of a hard drive spinning up, the barely-audible sound of a processor hard at work. But these noises do more than tell you your PC is working — researchers have shown that by listening in with a common mobile phone, they can break the computer's powerful encryption methods.
Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells of a crisis.
Earthquakes? Aliens? Just what turns flat fields into pimply landscapes?
The national symbol of New Zealand may have flown over from Australia before evolving, says palaeontologistOliver Milman
Tis the season of Christmas parties, and for some of us the seemingly inevitable hangovers that follow. Is there anything we can do to avoid them
Moderators on one of the sub-sections of Reddit have banned people denying manmade climate change
Say "laptop" or "tablet" or "app" to a technophile and you may get them interested. Say "robot," and you've got them excited.
Greg Skomal clambered onto the hydraulic lift of a modified 126-foot Bering Sea crab fishing boat off of Cape Cod, staring at the object of his life’s devotion: 3,500 pounds of writhing, gunmetal gray muscle, shimmering under the ship’s spotlights. ...
Europe sends its Gaia mission into orbit to map the precise positions and distances to more than a billion stars.
The link between a strange sleep disorder and a swine flu vaccine has been found, raising hopes of safer vaccines and an insight into autoimmune disease
The Smithsonian’s Benjamin Andrews also uses lasers in his lab’s “tank” to study the behavior of pyroclastic flows.
Only found in 2005, Tanzania's gray-faced sengi is good at hiding—but may not elude growing threats such as poaching and habitat loss, experts say.
Fist-bumping transmits fewer bacterial infections than shaking hands does, according to a new study.
Rapid advances in brain science offer both benefits and challenges to bioethics, suggests one expert.