Kate Brooks' aerial photos show the beauty of Africa's elephants, and the catastrophic extinction they face at the hands of poachers.
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Mother deer rushed towards the infant distress calls of seals, humans and even bats, suggesting that these mammals share similar emotions
Secure networks between cities are just the beginning of an internet where not even the NSA can read your email
From farming to firefighting, drones will soon fly into everyday life in the US – the Federal Aviation Administration has six flight zones paving the way
Adjusting the numbers of various types of molecule in the environment seem to improve the chances of self-replicating life generating spontaneously
The prizewinning science of banana-skin slips, seeing Jesus in toast and dogs aligning themselves with magnetic fields lines when relieving themselves
In the forests of eastern Australia, a squadron of social spiders faces off against an army of the world's most dangerous ants in a pitched battle for survival
Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa's higher-than-expected birth rates, United Nations and other population experts said on Thursday.
Geologists must navigate precarious terrain to give the public an accurate picture of the lava's progress
Archaeologists got to the root of an ancient hairstyle when they unearthed a 3,300-year-old body with 70 hair extensions
It didn't feel like it in much of the U.S., but August set a record worldwide
More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho's high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades
When you're paid to hit people, it's not always easy to stop at the end of the work day—a fact the NFL has to reckon with, and fast
With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.
Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.
Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
You can learn a lot about people if you mess with their minds. Here are four infamous experiments in which psychologists gave in to unethical temptations
The number of people without enough to eat has fallen rapidly over the past 25 years, but sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia are still struggling
The extent of Antarctica's sea ice has hit yet another record high, and counter-intuitively global warming is responsible
The largest consumer of coal in the world has announced radical restrictions on coal imports and its domestic transport and use
Clownfish travel hundreds of kilometres, but it is the larvae rather than the adults that migrate
Psychedelic pictures of 30 galactic collisions show for the first time that merging galaxies often spawn disc-shaped offspring like our Milky Way
New research raises serious questions about how artificial sweeteners might affect our bodies, but let's keep our cool and just do more research
An otherworldly photograph of a lagoon reflecting the swirls of the aurora has taken the top prize in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
U.S. government researchers working with divers and sonar equipment have located the wrecks of what they dubbed "forgotten ghost ships" in waters just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.
India's first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country's hopes to join the leaders of a global space race.