A photographer was punched by an allegedly drunk gorilla—but wildlife biologists are crying foul
Texas engineers attach miniature computer wired into nervous system of live cockroaches for remote control and aim to gather video information in places such as broken sewers
Nasa engineers investigate problem that has stopped the rover’s robotic arm, with testing expected to take days
Findings published in The Lancet show chance of heart attack drops by 48% when people most at risk take cholesterol-lowering medications
Paranoid fears are common and have a variety of causes but new research shows specific issue cognitive behaviour therapy can bring significant benefits
Popular belief has it that human ‘sex pheromones’ exist and are well-established by the scientific community. But all is not as it seems, as Tristram Wyatt explains
Up to 1,700 jobs at 27 facilities at risk from 30 June, with $150m in vital funding tied to the Coalition’s higher-education changes
Toward the end of World War II, the Nazis blocked all food and fuel supplies to the Netherlands, leading to famine. Many babies born during this famine suffered long-term effects, including a higher incidence of a variety of conditions such as heart disease, obesity, glucose intolerance, and obstructed airways.
Villarrica unleashed an impressive lava fountain as the recent unrest continues at the Chilean volcano.
A baby wooly rhino was found in the Siberian ice by two Russian hunters.
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.
The European Space Agency is calling for small, boxy spacecraft called CubeSats to hitch a ride with a mission in 2020 – perhaps the first CubeSat trip into deep space
Your girlfriend is right. Adults can expect to get flu only twice every 10 years, suggests an analysis of the antibodies in people's blood
Fancy taking Facebook's AI exam for yourself? Here are some example questions that get progressively harder
If only aluminium, titanium and magnesium were cheaper, they would replace steel and help us cut fuel bills and emissions. That day may not be far off
A U.S. military weather satellite appears to have exploded while in orbit last month after a sudden temperature spike in its power system, producing 43 pieces of new space debris, the Air Force said on Tuesday.
A little known but controversial program that flagged sensitive patent applications involving potentially touchy subjects such as AIDS vaccines and abortion devices has been scrapped by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
To put general relativity to the acid test, researchers are looking inward—toward the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way
For a Smithsonian researcher, Monday is a day to honor the women in science and other uses for nail polish
New study reveals participants unconsciously sniff their right hand after shaking it with others as part of process to pick up chemical signals about others
If you have ever struggled through a math class, you may not think of numbers as natural.
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
Physicists have detected a version of the Higgs Boson in a superconductor, but say this cannot substitute for the work of the LHC.
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.
The quantum Casimir effect is a slight attraction between two metal plates. Superconducting versions could finally show us quantum gravity at work
Put iron under pressure and it vaporises – much more readily than previously thought. This means meteorite impacts on early Earth could have created iron rain
Forests may only achieve half of their predicted increase in carbon sink capacity because insects munch more when CO2 levels rise