The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?
In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.
Study finds ways humans can save the birds before it's too late
Implant attached to bone in pioneering technique that helps prevent infection and discomfort
Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells
Australian researchers want tourists to send in photos of flukes so they can track eastern humpback whale movements
Mouse astronauts are joining the research carried out at the International Space Station.
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
The magnitude-6.0 quake that hit California's Napa Valley wasn't the "big one", but it loaded stress on to the Hayward fault close to the Bay Area
Donna Yates explains how her Lego female scientists became a Twitter hit
A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
A North Texas family, who discovered the skeleton of a 20,000- to 40,000-year-old mammoth while mining through sediment on their farm, is preparing to turn over the remains to a local museum.
What Facebook is doing to keep spammy stories out of your News Feed
More than 3 million mobile devices were stolen in the U.S. last year; how big a difference can the law make?
Survey finds many social media users hesitate to express opinions unless they know their followers will agree with them
To hear Chinese military sources tell it, the country is on its way to developing a submarine that can travel 6,100 mph—which is why you should never listen to Chinese military sources
Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.
You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.
Scholars have long tried to understand how culture affects communities. New research argues that the parking behavior of drivers may tell us something about the economic productivity of nations.
Study probes why humans are more cooperative than other animals
RIKEN announces center at heart of controversy will be reorganized, renamed
Research suggests that unfamiliar flu strains cause immune system to release broadly effective antibodies
Scientific and political leaders need to focus more attention on the integrity of advisory processes, rather than taking sides in the political battles of the day
At a recent event hosted by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with film makers to discuss what both groups have learned---the scientists through painstaking experiments and analysis, and the film makers by intuition and experience---about the mechanisms of attention and perception.
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
Deep-rooted preferences for firstborn sons in India lead to malnutrition in other children, says economist Seema Jayachandran
Yeast that can make opiates from other molecules raise the prospect of tanks of drug-producing microorganisms replacing open fields of opium poppies