Wild birds identify “good” seeds without first opening the shells by weighing them and by listening to the sound produced when clicking their beaks on the shell, according to a recent study
139 new species were identified in South East Asian region in 2014, including four moths named after Thai princesses and a new mammal
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.
A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter.
An experimental Parkinson's treatment abandoned in the 1990s has been revived – and could restore a person's control of their movement within five years
Storms and other extreme weather in Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska could be the first signs that climate's bad boy is back with a vengeance
China has rapidly cleaned up its coal plants. Now comes the hard part.When William Latta first came to China, in 2005, he intended to look for companies to acquire for the French power giant Alstom. He wound up creating his own.
The White House said on Tuesday the ethical issues associated with gene-editing on the human genome need further study by the scientific community and should not be pursued until issues are resolved.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday said it has certified privately held SpaceX to launch U.S. military and spy satellites, ending a monopoly held by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, since its creation in 2006.
The push to get the world online has never been greater, with some of technology's biggest companies leading the charge to find innovative ways to connect people.
The ancient water supply system was discovered by construction workers digging a new sewer
Scientists artificially inseminated a 100-year-old Yangtze giant softshell turtle, the last known female of her species
Scientists use satellite imagery to track changes in the islands that formed after two spectacular undersea eruptions
A widely publicized study, now discredited, shines light on the frequency of research fraud and the pitfalls that follow
Instrument selection has taken place for a robotic mission to study the habitability and vast sub-surface ocean of Europa
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Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.
The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.
Researchers have identified a third gene that causes congenital insensitivity to pain when mutated
Anglo-Saxon headgear reconstructed from more than 1,500 pieces as £400,000 grant is announced to fund further work on the treasure
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.
Ragweed pollen is the bane of many lives in the US, and climate change could help the plant become much more common in Europe by 2050
More than 2 kilometres underwater, this towering array of natural chimneys, known as black smokers, spews out mineral-rich superheated water, nurturing life
The life sciences industry is increasingly taking over from the tech sector in driving global innovation, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of global patents.
UAE Space Agency aims to become an industry leader with ambitious new plans, including a mission to Mars
Several companies are rolling out high-tech cards that promise to replace all your credit and debit cards with one secure option
A new study led by Google researchers found most security questions are either too easy to guess or too hard to remember
Wolf volcano erupts for first time in 33 years; could threaten park made famous by Charles Darwin
CT scans and MRIs are being used by scientists to understand everything from a mummy's sex to its cause of death