Pair of physicists bust a 350-year-old conundrum in a report that proposes a transfer of energy through a sound pulse causes clocks to synchronise
European Medicines Agency recommends RTS,S, or Mosquirix, developed by GSK and backed by Gates Foundation, for use in young children in Africa
A recent article argued that sexuality is down to choice, not genetics. But the scientific evidence says otherwise, and points to a strong biological origin
When I hear the word “sabertooth”, my mind immediately jumps to the great sabercats who sliced through throats …
Engineers and physicists have discovered a property of silicon which could aid the development of faster computers.
Several companies are developing appealing robot companions, but they aren’t yet capable of helping out around the house.
Drought conditions in western states may be fueling the spread of this potentially deadly illness
A new study suggests these giant prehistoric mammals were not taken down by human hunters alone
A Delta 4 rocket boosted a high-power military communications satellite into orbit, the seventh in a planned constellation of 10.
Terminal cancer patients sometimes get chemotherapy in the belief that it will ease their symptoms. But a study finds many who get the treatment near death actually have a poorer quality of life.
NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports that the samples of anthrax the Pentagon thought were dead, were still alive. The Pentagon says the public was never at risk.
The Portland Press Herald reports that "Captain Eli," a rare orange lobster, will be kept at the Fisherman's Catch Café in Raymond, Maine, before Bill Coppersmith releases it back into the ocean.
Ankle-deep mayflies covered a Mississippi River bridge connecting Iowa to Illinois
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with John H. Richardson about his recent Esquire piece, "When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job."
Yes, health officials in Florida have reported nine cases of leprosy so far this year. And yes, armadillos can transmit leprosy. But scientists say we needn't fear the armored mammals.
A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.
Science goes behind the scenes as five scientists work through the night to make the best image of Pluto the world had ever seen
Adding pigment may shield eggs from UV radiation
Chile's northern coast offers an ideal star-gazing environment with its lack of precipitation, clear skies and low-to-zero light pollution
Scientists come up with an improved method for building tiny 3D structures out of strands of DNA.
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones.
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.
Atlantic bottlenose and spotted dolphins are cooperating in unique mixed-species groups that are mostly platonic, but sometimes cross-species sex is involved
Side-mounted electric panels cut fuel costs by reducing drag – and they look pretty cool too
More people are wearing on-body cameras that film everything someone does. How will this alter your behaviour?
Roaches with electronic implants and managed by drones can be tasked to locate trapped people in the aftermath of an earthquake
It could be 2030 before the reactor being built in France starts making more energy than it uses. Meanwhile, China is investing heavily in its own project
Amazonian wilderness buzzed with human activity until 500 years ago, when Europeans turned up with weapons and diseases, says radical rethink of rainforest history
Bigger and more complicated games have spawned a new way of playing – where finding and sharing images is more important than completing a mission
Manuscript found by student may date to Islam’s earliest era.