Some of the very massive stars that populated the early universe exploded completely, sowing the seeds of future stars, solar systems and galaxies
The Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer is teaming up with a powerful individual heart simulator to diagnose someone's chances of sudden cardiac arrest
In 1919 "Little Albert" was conditioned to fear harmless animals in an infamous experiment. Now it looks as if we've solved the mystery of his later life
A cosmic coincidence hints that high-energy neutrinos and superfast cosmic rays both come from the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy
As long as the African epidemic continues unabated, researchers warn that the risk to countries in Europe and elsewhere will keep rising
Sure, people say some nasty things in anonymous apps, but the good far outweighs the bad.“I want to quit Google,” the message on my iPhone read. “It’s boring here.”
Thanks to addition of octopus-like "web," the robot can now move faster than ever
Researchers have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance in insects
Programming so easy even a child can do it; adults may have a harder time
WikiHouse goes online, letting amateurs cut out professional construction crews
The time has come, the walruses said, to gather on land since we can't find any ice around
"It could be that the best strawberries in the world come from Detroit"
This means chimps have a prerequisite for human culture
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which began orbiting the Red Planet on Sept. 23, has already sent back a stunning new portrait of Mars. The image taken Sept. 28 shows the beginnings of a dust storm on the surface of the planet and was taken by the Mars Color Camera aboard the spacecraft. The Mars…
Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.
Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.
Rectangular rift valleys below Oceanus Procellarum challenge giant impact theory
$46 million in grants to explore new technologies for dissecting neural circuits
Muscle proteins make monarchs orange, efficient flyers
Research into unusually high temperatures across Australia in 2013 found that the peaks would have been almost impossible without the influence of man-made climate change
Beyond military motives to copy animal hiding techniques, scientists foresee fabrics, cars and walls that change colour
The type of eruption that left an ashen landscape at the peak of Mount Ontake could occur at many apparently sleeping volcanoes
Shifting wind patterns could solve the mystery of how Polynesians colonised the most remote islands in the world
Experimental device uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye
Once the world's fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea in Central Asia has almost completely dried up
"This latest edition of the Living Planet Report is not for the faint-hearted"
The Lady With an Ermine is believed to have been painted in 1489 or 1490
Where does this fit into their plot for world domination?
Something strange is happening on the cloud-shrouded world known as Titan—and a NASA orbiter is trying to figure it out