A South African carpenter lost his fingers in an accident -- now he's making mechanical fingers and hands for others.
Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.
A playfully named subatomic particle is confirmed, and beats rivals Bert and Ernie in terms of energy. Next step: to find a cluster of space neutrinos
It's too late to avoid dangerous climate change just by switching to renewable energy, so we will also have to pull the greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere
A neuroscientist and a musician explain how they built the Brain Stethoscope, which is both brain scanner and musical instrument
As part of its next cargo delivery run, commercial spaceflight's darling will try out rocket legs that may help lower spacecraft costs by a factor of 100
Museum staff will ditch the bubble wrap in favor of custom-molded plaster cradles when shipping a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington, D.C.
Aerosols in the atmosphere from Asia change weather in North America, says new study.Aerosols in the atmosphere from Asia change weather in North America, says new study.
Latest IPCC report offers actionable steps to minimize the impact of climate change
The National Security Council denies the government had any knowledge of the "Heartbleed" bug
New smartphone could display 3D holographic images with no special glasses required, report says
After several highly publicized security breaches, Pew survey shows just how common personal data theft really is
The direction you're moving can play tricks with your mind. That can mean trouble not only for travel but for human relations too
The World Health Organization says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people. As of Monday, the organization recorded a total of 200 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola, which is normally found in central or eastern Africa, in…
In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that the overuse of antibiotics, as well as now-common practices like C-sections, may be messing with gut microbes.
Scientists have figured out one reason women might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's: A risk gene doubles women's chances of getting the disease but has minimal effect on men.
To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.
A Beijing artist who collected a jar of air from Provence, France, sold it at auction "to question China's foul air and express dissatisfaction."
From floods and droughts to increases in violent conflict, climate change is taking a toll on the planet's population
With purported activity against cardiac disease, cancer and even ageing, the pressure on resveratrol to deliver is enormous
Harvestmen (also known as daddy long legs) aren’t spiders, and if you could (or wanted to) lean close enough, you’d be able to see one of the few physical features that distinguish them from their arachnid cousins. It’s in the eyes: Spiders usually have 6 or more, but the harvestman has only one set, tightly […]
Cuttlefish are far and away nature’s most adept camouflagers, capable of observing their surroundings and perfectly adjusting not only their color but also their skin texture in just 250 milliseconds. And it’s not just about blending in: They can also launch truly bizarre displays of rippling colors to either intimidate rivals or hypnotize prey. Oh, also. They’re color blind. Yeah … scientists aren’t quite sure how that’s possible quite yet.
Scientists list the world's most distinctive and endangered birds.
Squadrons of scurrying "pixelbots" swarm into shapes based on your gestures or what you draw on a tablet
Can matter be made of four quarks bound together? The discovery of a new particle has been confirmed at the LHC and may be our best hope of an answer
Virtual records of fragile archaeological sites will preserve them for future generations when it's not possible to defend them from the elements
Traditional spice producers and synthetic biologists don't have to compete – there's room for both
Health workers responding to an Ebola outbreak in Guinea had no maps to go on, so they turned to the internet for help
Holy Da Vinci Code! Chemical and epigraphic analyses suggest the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" could be real.