Museum unveils the UKs first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communications technology
A veteran EMT and ambulance driver in Boston, Ed McCarthy is in a great position to understand his hometown spatially. But he’s also a history geek, and while constantly driving around the city’s neighborhoods, he loves recognizing the streets, buildings and other locales from the history books he so often buries his nose in.
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
Written 20 years ago, the first algorithm to tap into the ultra-fast potential of quantum computing has been run on a real machine at long last
Modifying neurons to flash as electrical impulses pass along them lets researchers grow light-up brains in a dish and eavesdrop on their chatter
Ebola underlines the urgent need for a new way of responding to global epidemics, say Harvey Rubin and Nicholas Saidel
The European Union's agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 sounds impressive, but we're halfway to that already
Data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reveals that eau de comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells awful – but that's good news
As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar.
They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of South America and 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from the closest island, erecting huge stone figures that still stare enigmatically from the hillsides.
In a bleak, treeless landscape high in the southern Peruvian Andes, bands of intrepid Ice Age people hunkered down in rudimentary dwellings and withstood frigid weather, thin air and other hardships.
Watch highlights from the solar eclipse over North America
The event could lead to more auroras and disrupt spacecraft and power systems on Earth
Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.
A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.
Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
Data originally taken for another reason weaken the case for "dark photons"
Deinocheirus mirificus, or unusual horrible hand, had long, clawed forearms, a sail on its back and a duck-like bill
The okapi is one of the worlds most elusive mammals. In 1904, the British explorer Percy Powell-Cotton set his sights on obtaining a specimen for his growing natural history collection. He succeeded and its skull is on display. But where is the rest of it?
Open letter says claims made for brain games are not based on sound evidence and that playing them may have opposite effect
For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
A significant Bronze Age pottery find is made during an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis, in Scotland.
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia
Incredible night-vision videos of daring raids on farmers' fields are the first to show chimpanzees operating under cover of darkness
Within two years, an 18-rotor battery-powered helicopter will be on sale to rich commuters who dream of open skies instead of gridlocked highways
Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a speedy, 3 -1/2-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to replace science experiments and jettison two unneeded antennas.
The Apple co-founder built the machine in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976