When the New Horizons spacecraft races by the quasi-planetary body, Alan Stern will have finally met his match
A powerful earthquake in Italy killed hundreds of people—and set in motion a legal battle and scientific debate that has kept seismologists on edge
Java sparrows amp up their tunes with acoustic beak taps synchronized with chirps
With over 19,000 carcasses buried and more deaths expected officials are no closer to determining the cause of the catastrophe.
When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects
Octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, the animals collectively known as cephalopods, are capable of the most incredible feats of …
The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.
For the first time, bigger brains have been found to help animals survive. The discovery sheds light on how bigger human brains might have evolved
How do you check how many of the critically endangered fairy possums are still around? Talk to them, of course
A bloom of bioluminescent plankton has wowed crowds along a river in Southern Tasmania this week, but it could be a warning sign of climate change
Stellar explosions seed the universe with heavy elements, and they might have produced dense clouds of iron that went on to form other stars and planets
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Scientists digging among coastal rocks in Washington state have found the partial left femur of a two-legged carnivorous dinosaur, a fossil believed to be about 80 million years old and the first of its kind found in the state, scientists said on Wednesday.
During commencement speech at U.S. Coast Guard Academy, president says we must act now to reduce emissions - or else
A company official said the line was operating at full capacity when it broke, suggesting much more oil escaped than initially estimated
A new report predicts that widespread growth in wind power will put many migratory and endangered birds at risk
"This momentous decision marks the beginning of the end for dolphin hunting in Japan"
Hong Kong produces more than 6.5 million tons of trash each year
The bear is the original inspiration for the "Teddy Bear"
Scientists now know why some people rebound so well from setbacks. They also know how the rest of us can be more like them
Lung and adrenal lesions were found on dead dolphins
Many public high schools lack funding for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — programs. Energy companies worried about finding future employees are donating to schools.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to know which farm animals are getting treated most heavily. But the FDA's proposal still falls short of the best European data practices.
How do you prove a rock was actively shaped and used as a tool more than 3 million years ago? Scientists found a kit of more than 140 artifacts in one spot and say the tools' crafters were pre-human.
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
Plains All American Pipeline had accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Chemical tracers show young woman’s travels through Europe during the Bronze Age
Are hyenas the most misunderstood animals in the wild? They're intelligent, have a sophisticated social order, and their famous laugh isn't even a laugh
IMF evidence about hidden costs such as pollution, traffic accidents and climate change makes it apparent just how heavily subsidised the coal, oil and gas industries are
New discoveries about ash clouds could help predict where planes can safely fly following volcanic eruptions, Edinburgh researchers find.
Pharmaceutical companies aren't developing antibiotics because there is little profit to be had – cue a radical solution to the problem