An astrophysicist is using something called the Z machine at Sandia National Lab to recreate the conditions on a white dwarf star — only for a few nanoseconds, but still, enough to study.
Army initiative to research suicides in the US military released its first three studiesAmanda Holpuch
A "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have played a key role leading to the high tree diversity in the Amazon, scientists suggest.
Scientists using satellite tracking finally have some data on where very young loggerhead turtles go once they leave Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
The luxury fibre can be fashioned into screws and plates that could hold broken bones together while they heal, before biodegrading when no longer needed
Europe's manufacturers would see profits rise by €100 billion a year if they used fewer resources and recycled more
Middle-aged people on a high-protein diet are at greater risk of dying from cancer, claims a study, but critics say firm evidence is lacking
From a disco sun to bone tissue blooms, a recent photography competition showcases the stunning images witnessed by engineers as they work
In an exclusive interview with National Geographic, Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, shares her concerns about the consequences of legalizing the drug.
Antarctica is one of the most pristine environments on Earth, but it’s wrestling with a pollution problem.
Indonesia's senior Muslim clerics issue first ever fatwa against wildlife smuggling and challenge the country's 200 million Muslims to protect threatened wildlife.
A welcome new weather pattern means this won't be a record dry winter, but experts say it's "too little, too late" to avert a creeping crisis.
Looking for a cheap ticket for space travel? A partial space elevator might send future satellites into geosynchronous orbit at a lower cost than rockets.
President Barack Obama's 2015 NASA budget plan includes funding for a robotic mission to an ocean-bearing moon of Jupiter and could help boost commercial ventures to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA officials said on Tuesday.
Craig Venter, the U.S. scientist who raced the U.S. government to map the human genome over a decade ago and created synthetic life in 2010, is now on a quest to treat age-related disease.
It's set to come within 216,000 miles of Earth, which is closer than you think.
NASA says cooperation on International Space Station continues, but asks for funding to end reliance on Russian transport
Lack of rainfall, along with low winds and stagnant conditions that trapped pollution near the ground, contributed to increase in soot, officials say.
A charter captain uses a quadcopter drone to capture footage of a mega-pod of dolphins off California and a family of Humpback whales in Maui.
A mysterious dark spot in downtown Tokyo. A flock of dancing dots in the Pacific. A town that's half orange, half green. Astronaut puzzlers seen from space.
A surge in freshwater at the surface may have shut down mixing of water layers in the Weddell Sea
Dr Dave Hone: The Daohugou Fauna is rich in dinosaurs, lizards, pterosaurs, salamanders and mammalsDr Dave Hone
Suppressing a hormone that governs metabolism boosts your chances of living to a grand old age, but there's a downside
The raw ingredients in famous brands are vulnerable to political upheaval, changes in agricultural practices and natural disasters
Officials face backlash after decision to move inventor's remains from Tesla museum in Belgrade and rebury them in church
The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter annihilation. If confirmed, it would be the first direct evidence for dark ...
Scientists say it is unlikely that any fish can survive in the oceans deeper than about 8,200m.
Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago, raising concerns about the resilience and nutritional value of the global food system, a study says.
A highly sensitive magnetic material that could transform computer hard drives and energy storage devices has been discovered.
Jules Verne imagined this limitless power source in Victorian times – now 21st-century engineers say heat trapped in the oceans could provide electricity for the world