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.
NASA will turn over one of its mothballed space-shuttle launch pads to privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, which intends to set up a second site in Florida for its Falcon rockets, officials said on Friday.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station prepared for an unexpected series of spacewalks by fabricating spacesuit snorkels they can use for breathing in case of another helmet water leak, NASA officials said on Wednesday.
China will expand its presence in Antarctica by building a fourth research base and finding a site for a fifth, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, as the country steps up its increasingly far-flung scientific efforts.
Rudy Kurniawan, once considered one of the world's most formidable wine collectors, was convicted Wednesday of making cheap wine blends in his house and then passing them off as some of the rarest wines in the world, for thousands of dollars each, at auction.
Sarah Ramirez left a high-prestige career to bring California's bounty of unsellable fruit to food banks in the state's Central Valley. Her grassroots organization is trying to address a regional conundrum: While many area farms end up with imperfect fruit that can't be sold to supermarkets, local farmworkers struggle to afford fresh produce.
Male spiders "shudder" before sex to avoid being eaten by their mates
Genetic sequencing allows scientists to uncover increasingly prevalent seafood fraud
Readers answer other readers' questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts
Researchers in Berlin find that sweets containing a special probiotic may help you avoid the dentist's chair
Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that may one day be used to treat sight loss.
A device that uses light to measure your level of concentration can tell when you're bored or overworked, and can tweak tasks to keep you focused
In a few decades, a map of spacecraft on the moon should include a fresh wave of landers, rovers and lunar prospectors launched by multiple nations and private companies
A newly glimpsed pair of objects may be the first known moon outside of our solar system and its exoplanet, both far away from any star
Prioritizing which animals and plants to help is driven mostly by whether we like them or not. Some experts say that may not be the best approach.
Micronesian kingfishers, scimitar-horned oryx, and brown kiwis are among the rare creatures at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.
Researchers are trying to untangle what goes on as our brains process the visual world.
A kind of rock that often contains diamonds has been found in Antarctica for the first time, hinting at mineral riches in the vast, icy continent where mining is banned.
While Federal regulators debate the use of cellular phones for voice calls aboard commercial aircraft, the exorbitant cost of making those calls could be a shock for consumers.
To the naked eye, it might seem climate change is slowing. But taking climate science in one-year chunks is not telling, because there is always year-to-year variability.