Smithsonian photographer Laurie Penland details the exhausting, but rewarding, work of scraping invasive species off the hull of a boat
Dr Jeremy Farrar of Wellcome Trust says international community is belatedly taking actions necessary to stem tide of disease
Miniature stomachs gastric organoids will help in study of ulcers and could be used in future to repair patients stomachs
Kuznetsov company says engines used in Antares rocket were functioning normally and suggests problem may lie with US modification of them Rocket on ISS mission explodes seconds after launchAnalysis: the incredible dangers of space flight
Politicians who ignore message cannot in future say they take science seriously, open letter says
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Only days after the storm struck, before and after satellite images from Google revealed the widespread damage to coastal areas of New York and New Jersey. Last year, before and after photos showed progress but still a lot of work to be done.
Researchers had tried for 23 years to connect this piece of metal to Amelia Earhart's disappearance. They finally think they've proven it was part of her plane.
An innate ability some people have to manipulate their vocal frequency could be the key to sounding charismatic, according to new research.
Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.
Time-lapse imagery of scavengers tucking in proves that dead jellyfish aren't unpalatable after all, so can return nutrients to the sea's food webs
It is surprisingly difficult to build computers that can recognise the many different objects we see every day, but they are getting better all the time
A forest of mysterious radiation arcs seen across our view of the universe might be down to a supernova-powered bubble expanding towards our sun
When bird pairs break up females often lay more eggs with a new partner, but the split can be disastrous for the male of the species
We're beginning to understand how digital devices affect literacy – but don't assume that paper is always better than screens
A startup that might have a record-breaking solar cell is in danger of going out of business.The power unit is a rectangular slab about the size of a movie theater screen. It’s mounted on a thick steel post, and equipped with a tracking mechanism that continuously points it at the sun. The slab is made of over 100,000 small lenses and an equal number of even smaller solar cells, each the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. This contraption is part of one of the most efficient solar power devices ever made.
Nestle Japan will put 1,000 humanoid robots to work as sales clerks
There are several captive breeding programs for pandas around the world; but one facility in China hopes to release the endangered animals back into the wild
Researchers argue for a nationwide shift to more premium fuel at the pump
Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by the light of the sun coming through small windows, and now 450 years after his death, his masterpieces are being seen in a whole new light provided by 7,000 LEDs. The chapel is also getting a new ventilation system. Allen Pizzey reports.
NK-33 engines, originally destined for a Soviet-era moon shot that never got off the ground and later used in the Antares, are suspect, some scientists say.
Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.
Melissa Block speaks with high school freshman Natalie Moyer about her experiment that was lost on the Antares rocket when it exploded on Tuesday.
Bird watchers' elusive warbler has shifted its summer habitat to pine plantations
Slovenian archaeologist Ivan prajc is behind discovery of three significant ruins in the remote jungles of the Yucatán peninsula
The story of the vaccines development is just one part of a rich and intertwined history of scientific discovery and controversy
Reports that a passenger photographed a rainbow from her plane are mistaken. The colours are caused by polarisation
Every year, Nikon selects the most artful, scientifically enlightening and skillfully produced images from thousands of submissions for its Small World microscope photography contest. Tomorrow, another set of impressive winners will be announced for the contest’s 40th year.
Seaview divers routinely cover 2 kilometers in a dive and generate 3,000 panoramic images in a day. Only a fraction of the best are uploaded to Google Street View.
Known for shooting spectacular plumes of water into space, Saturn's tiny moon keeps warm thanks to a core that is slushy and soft rather than rock solid
Meeting sharks can be a moving experience, says photographer Jean-Marie Ghislain, who works to educate people on the plight of sharks around the world