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
Crustaceans defend their hosts in exchange for food and shelter
From the ancient Aztecs to Woodstock hippies, mind-altering plants have been used by different cultures for thousands of years, for everything from shamanic rituals to staying awake. A new exhibition at Londons Kew Gardens looks at some of the most popular. It runs until 12 October 2014 Continue reading...
Instead of brooding over a failed relationship, psychologist advises a couple of aspirin and distancing oneself from the event
Four British universities recognise a qualification from creationist schools teaching that evolution is a hoax and electricity can be generated from snow
Timelapse video filmed by an astronaut shows the view from the International Space Station as it circles the Earth completely over 90 minutes. Each orbit the station moves around 1,367 miles to the west in relation to 90 minutes before. During this period, astronaut Alexander Gerst passes from daytime to nighttime and back again, capturing spectacular images of the northern lights
A new study argues that the theory biologists use to predict an ecosystem's biodiversity should be modified to account for the global economy. The post How Global Shipping Could Change Our Understanding of Biodiversity appeared first on WIRED.
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
Two of the rarest birds of prey in England, which had been satellite tagged, vanish in unexplained circumstances.
India's space agency releases its first pictures of Mars as its satellite begins work a day after entering orbit around the Red Planet.
The Amazon rainforest is being fertilised by the remains of ancient fish blown in by great duststorms from Africa.
The smallest exoplanet yet to have its atmosphere probed is full of water and heavy elements, hinting it formed far from its star
Significant advances were made at the latest United Nations climate meeting, though we won't really know if it has delivered until next year
Sensors worn by office workers reveal how optimising building layouts can promote spontaneous conversations
IBM’s senior vice president says Watson could find success with commercial apps in wealth management, call centers, and medicine.
Record number of genomes being decoded, but cost of DNA sequencing might not fall much further, says Illumina president.
Scientists who discovered phenomena as different as the molecular mechanisms of pain, organic light-emitting diodes that illuminate mobile phones and a new quantum state of matter are top contenders for Nobel prizes next month, according to an annual analysis by Thomson Reuters.
If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, these areas will be under water by 2100
At the University of Southern Maine, Carles Largay is training the next generation of cybercrime-fighters
The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.
Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets.