From conceptualization to the first plunge, building the world's tallest water slide takes more trial-and-error than you might believe
Sex experiments involving lizards appear back on track after communications with Photon-M satellite are re-established
A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if they leave their children in hot cars.
It’s five o’clock, and your dog is excitedly wagging her tail and nuzzling against you. Your furry friend is hungry and seems to know that this is the hour you usually feed her. But was this performance a simple reaction to a rumbling in Ginger’s tummy or are canines actually able to somehow read the clock?
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
Experiments with a large cannon have shown that fossilised algae could have travelled to the moon intact, providing an exciting window into Earth's past
A report by the Environmental Audit Committee says the UK's coalition government is too soft on neonicotinoid pesticides that harm pollinating insects
A newly discovered variant of a protein that helps protect us against cancer may trigger cancer and promote its spread around the body
A special retelling of The Tempest shows how people with autism may be able to tap into the rhythmic heart of Shakespeare's plays
Delivering fuel, food and a game of Pong for astronauts on the ISS, the final launch of the ATV prepares the European Space Agency for crewed moon missions
Babies in the womb show evidence of learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier than previously thought, new research has found.
The FAA allows hobbyists to use the unmanned aircraft, but professors at private universities and colleges may be out of luck
Rocket boosts pair of space surveillance spacecraft toward orbit to monitor space debris and anything else that might threaten U.S. military satellites
A new study suggests that using media technology may be the wrong way to try to unwind at the end of a hard day
New findings about the origins of a centuries-old wooden ship discovered near the site where the Twin Towers once stood
The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged on Friday night
You use a whole lot more than 10% of your brain—but a common fallacy that says otherwise is nonetheless the central premise of a new movie
The longer the U.S. holds off action to mitigate climate change, the more costly the effort will become, a new report shows
Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.
An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.
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Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry source
Large stretches may be no more than biological baggage, say researchers after comparing genome with that of other mammals
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You are looking at the most precise gravity map ever made of a distant galaxy cluster. Using the map, astronomers have determined that the cluster is roughly 650,000 light-years across and contains enough matter to make 160 trillion suns.
Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.
Specially designed mobile games can help scientists answer important questions about cognition, a team finds.
Tinnitus is a chronic ringing in the ears that can be debilitating. Now, an implant that stimulates a nerve in the neck could eliminate the sounds for good