Comments are often regarded as a right but they can do more harm than good. In the absence of strict moderation, we'd be much better off without them
As the Ebola epidemic demonstrates, the world is an ever more dangerous place, and wealthy democracies have a moral obligation to invest in less fortunate countries and to support a more stable and secure world. But neglecting science will be devastating in the long run
Close to real-time tracking of deadly superbugs such as MRSA promises to close down outbreaks faster and save lives
“Sic semper tyrannis,” Brutus supposedly yelled as he helped assassinate Julius Caesar: Thus always to tyrants. John Wilkes Booth exclaimed the same to the panicked crowd in Ford’s Theater after he shot Lincoln. And in dark underground burrows in east Africa, I’m willing to bet the homely yet somehow charming naked mole rat is yelling
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.
Ceramics break rather than bend under pressure, but nano-lattices have been used to produce resilient ceramics that could help make ultralight, tough materials
A safer, low-input way to make hydrogen fuel cells could make it feasible to use renewable energy to heat homes and fuel rockets
Dark energy's latest guise comes from the world of string theory, and could help bring our universe's chance of existing down to reasonable odds
Your next laptop or tablet may have 3-D sensors that let it recognize gestures or augment a real scene with virtual characters.Laptops with 3-D sensors in place of conventional webcams will go on sale before the end of this year
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the base of a mountain of layered rock that scientists suspect holds clues about whether the planet most like Earth in the solar system had the ingredients to support and preserve signs of microbial life.
A magnetic explosion on the sun Wednesday sent a stream of charged particles heading towards Earth which could affect power grids, radio transmissions and other systems when it reaches us on Friday.
Newly released documents show that Yahoo battled against the government on claims that it violated the Fourth Amendment rights of its users
Middle school student Dylan Puccetti has created an app that sends a pre-written message to a parent or other pre-programmed contact during an emergency as a way to keep kids safe. KHOU's Tim Wetzel reports.
23andMe hired new executives experienced in health regulation to oversee FDA approval of its genetics diagnostics kit
Most North American birds head further north for winter as climate warms
For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.
It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.
Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.
Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.
As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.
Vehicle allows researchers to travel up to 100 kilometers from their floating base
Science answers your most pressing questions
Thin area of skull allows light into brain
Scientists in Birmingham are trialling new medical tests that lead to rapid, pitchside diagnosis of concussion in sport.
The Rosetta spacecraft has sent a hauntingly beautiful picture of itself from deep space.
Some of nature's rarest and most stunning atmospheric phenomena have been captured by a storm-chasing photographer
A 24-year-old woman has discovered that her cerebellum is completely missing, explaining some of the unusual problems she has had with movement and speech
Commercial plantations and food companies are the biggest cause of tropical deforestation, and many of the resulting products end up in Western supermarkets
We need to feel a certain gravitational force to tell up from down, which has big implications for the design of objects for bases on other planets