With a minor setback en route to Mount Sharp, scientists look for new way for rover to reach destination
Verizon's network beats its competitors nationwide, according to RootMetrics' independent network testing
The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
Research suggests that goalkeepers can influence the accuracy of penalty shots by assuming a posture that mimics a classic optical illusion.
Thousands log on to transcribe handwritten catalogue dating back to 18th century and put 30,000 ancient objects online
As orangutans are added to a list of the worlds 25 most endangered primates, we are discovering that these great apes are more like humans than we supposed
Pretend for a minute that it’s 1875 and you’re a mining engineer whose job it is to figure out how much gold is in them thar hills. Get it wrong, and your company is going to waste a lot of time and money hunting for gold that’s not there—or worse yet, miss out on the mother lode
When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help
The tendency of Clostridium novyi to kill mammal cells has been used to shrink tumours in dogs and people, so the bacteria could help fight some cancers
East and West African pygmies evolved their stature independently, possibly because it was a beneficial trait in an environment packed with low obstacles
V2V technology, which would allow cars to communicate wirelessly and prevent crashes, is in the planning stages
The Burns Collection consists of human cadavers from the early 1800s that were anatomically dissected and preserved to teach anatomy and surgery to medical students. For the first time this portion of the collection is on display to the public as a part of traveling exhibit "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition."
It can only switch from black to transparent and back again, but that's a start
Alastair Bland looks at the dangers to real sharks and the hazards of pseudo-documentaries as another Shark Week draws to a close.
Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.
What happens when you add folds to materials that are only a few atoms thick? Several scientists set out to find the answer — and discovered that these nano-wrinkles can be quite useful.
A recent study tried to pin down just how many elephants have been killed by poachers. It's a lot — enough to eventually eliminate the species — but pinning down an exact death toll is difficult. The reason elephants are so hard to protect is the same that makes them so hard to count: They roam — exceptionally far.
Proof-of-principle experiment shows gene-editing can be used to prevent muscle wasting in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Traditionally, science holds itself to account, primarily through internal systems of peer review. But the recent retraction of two papers on stem-cell research by the journal Nature highlights weaknesses in this self-regulatory framework that scientists need to address
Could the serum contain the spread of the disease? Is the vaccine dangerous? An immunologist gives us the lowdown Ebola: voices from the epicentre of the epidemic
Clouds can carry millions of pounds of water, but that doesn’t mean rain and snow just happen. Hundreds of thousands of water vapor molecules need to freeze together as ice before they are heavy enough to fall to the ground.
Scientists in Germany have pieced together a stunning mosaic image of the Martian surface.
A probe that sniffs the aroma of dollars is being developed to help US-Mexico border police catch smugglers.
This ferocious feline isn't stalking the savannah, as you might expect: it's prowling Malibu Creek State Park, a stone's throw from Los Angeles
Understanding how life got started here on planet Earth may mean searching for its counterparts "out there"
Who cares about Satoshi Nakamoto? Someone else has made Bitcoin what it is and has the most power over its destiny.
A NASA spacecraft dispatched 15 years ago to collect samples from a comet also snared what scientists suspect are the first dust specks from interstellar space.
An experimental vaccine being developed by U.S. government scientists to prevent the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya has shown promise in its first human trials but remains years away from approval for widespread use.
Expect the future to be overrun with millions more like it
After learning that they'd spent decades restocking Colorado's lakes and streams with the wrong fish, biologists are now ready to release the right one.