The “Age of Reptiles” was supposed to have ended long ago. The 170 million year reign of dinosaurs, …
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
Wisdom of the elders may help killer whales make it through rough times, with older females leading the pods to salmon feeding grounds
Bacteria with added spider genes have made molecules that can be combined to create strands that are less strong but more elastic than a spider's silk
ASD is affecting more females than people realise – we're just better at compensating for it, like I did with Asperger's syndrome, says Hannah Belcher
Any blurry observations of distant objects could suggest the universe is blurry at a minute scale, and hint at how to build a theory of quantum gravity
A new 3D technology aims to give mobile devices the power to display holographic images and video. Partly inspired by a scene from Star Wars where a holographic image of Princess Leia pleads for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the appropriately named 'Leia' recently demonstrated a prototype of its display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
British and Chinese scientists say they have developed a new paint that can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel to make resilient surfaces that can self-clean even after being scratched or scuffed.
Astronomers have found a star hurtling through the galaxy faster than any other, the result of being blasted away by the explosion of a massive partner star, researchers said on Thursday.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying lens captured surprising multiple images of the same exploded ancient star, research published on Thursday shows.
HBO's streaming service may be coming soon: Will "Game of Thrones" fans cut the cord when they can get their show online?
Researchers find that the insect known for pouncing on its prey has one of nature's most intricate jumps
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including a homemade luge track, Geico's unskippable commercial and a fake Oscar winner prank. Plus, a pig gets in the way of commuters in Bradford, Maine.
The social nature of elephants makes captivity for them a "living death"
The size of the Martian ocean is significantly larger than previously thought
Narcissism has long afflicted more men than women—but that could be changing
Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people takes a break and leaves his desk to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.
Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.
NASA's Dawn mission has reached its destination and is orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.
A Mirror Online report on a breast cancer patient who refused medical treatment for so-called natural alternatives ignores the health risks
A new report suggests more sharing of research equipment may be a better way of getting more bang out of the science funding buck than clawing back ‘efficiency savings’ out of grant funding.
Light can be a particle and a wave, and now researchers have taken a picture of light acting like both things at once.
From Adam and Eve to Snakes on a Plane, legend and pop culture confirms all that slithers is just a little bit creepy. Andrew McGibbon has made it his mission to change people’s minds, highlighting snakes’ beauty and elegance in his series Slitherstition.
Toyota is making a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. This might be a silly idea unless you already have hydrogen as a by product of nuclear fusion.
The 92nd St. Y in New York is presenting “Seven Days of Genius” this week.
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.
Earth's Little Ice Age may have been caused by a fall in solar activity – digging holes on Mars could help us find out
Genetically engineered microorganisms could replace flowers as sources of ingredients for perfumes – and even recreate scents from plants long extinct