The complicated science behind picky eating is giving experts plenty of food for thought
South Africa has begun testing a humane way to make its beaches safer
There used to be rhinos in North America. In fact, they originated on the continent. The earliest ones …
James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Its on-going mission, to explore the strange new comet, to seek out new plumes of dust and gas, spewing from the warming surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
An international team of more than 100 researchers has mapped the genome of the centipede and found that, while it easily outpaces humans on number of legs, it falls short when it comes to genes.
The compound kills disease-causing parasites by popping them like water balloons
The car maker is set to roll out a Cadillac in 2017 that will practically drive itself on the highway
The tech giant has created a utensil to make mealtime easier for people with Parkinson's disease and essential tremors
Though parts of Hawaii and the California coast saw a busy hurricane season, the Atlantic Ocean basin was largely spared
The printer's goal is to make spare parts and tools for the International Space Station
Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.
The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.
Bones found in ancient farming sites are lending insight into the origins of our favorite fowl
A gallery of gifs showing the most beautiful fluid dynamics visualizations from the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Mechanics 2014 annual meeting.
Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping. Its batteries are depleted and there isn’t enough sunlight to recharge. But while the lander finished its primary job, collecting invaluable data on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta mission is far from over. For many scientists, the excitement is just beginning.
Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms.
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
Children born during or shortly after the 1997 El Niño, which saw 16 times more rain in northern Peru than usual, are shorter than they should be
Popular web videos showing that "cats rule and dogs drool" have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.
Prosthetic arms or legs normally cost thousands of dollars, but a UNC student has made a functioning hand at a much more affordable price
A technological revolution has reach the Antarctic, where scientists successfully used an underwater sub to gauge the thickness of the sea ice
Scientists in California have captured the elusive anglerfish on film in its natural habitat, 1,900 feet below sea level
Researchers were shocked to discover multiple instances of seal-on-penguin rape
The tiny shrimp survive without sunlight and crawl within an inch of boiling hot waters
A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.
Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.
Study finds that hotter temperatures will limit the amount of weight passenger jets can carry
Black Beauty, a 4.4 billion-year-old martian meteorite, has captivated collectors and scientists
After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.