In a new book, San Francisco-based photographer Susan Middleton captures the curious gestures and expressions of marine invertebrates
The second in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age revisits the London transmitter 2LO and the birth of British broadcasting Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday 25 October
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a super-resolution image may be worth a thousand gigabytes and its changing the course of biomedical research
The winners of the Society of Biology's third annual photography contest include amazing images of a haunting leopard, an otherworldly spider, and Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring.
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
The Chinese space agency's newest space launch will test atmospheric re-entry technology ahead of a more complex mission to collect moon rocks in 2017
A woman's biological clock may also tell her cellular time. The number of eggs a woman has shows how fast her cells are ageing and predicts her heart disease risk
A comet making its first trip in from the Oort cloud was caught on camera before a near miss with four spacecraft currently orbiting the Red Planet
With the first quantum computer already on the market, and more in the offing, should you splash the cash? Here's our verdict on the best buys out there
Screening people as they cross borders never works well but stopping people leaving affected countries could have devastating consequences
Lab at the University of Texas at San Antonio gets Pentagon funding to see if brain waves can direct drone movement
Hundreds of thousands of cranes stop in Germany on their way to warmer climates
British scientists have developed a new washing machine that uses plastic beads to help get stains out of clothes. Major U.S. hotel chains are already using the new technology and engineers say they're working on model that can be used at home.
An ingenious technique reveals data that's been lost for 11 billion years
May, June, August and September have all been record-breaking months
Polish doctors used cells from patient's nose to heal spinal injury
Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.
Estonia has invited people to register as e-residents - a step towards a world where a person's identity online matters just as much as their identity offline
Saturn’s battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists said on Thursday.
Tornadoes in the United States are increasingly coming in swarms rather than as isolated twisters, according to a study by U.S. government meteorologists published on Thursday that illustrates another trend toward extreme weather emerging in recent years.
"There is a lot new to be learned by seeing the deposits," scientist says of icy find
Apple, Google say even they can't break their new encryption technology that locks law enforcement out of smartphones
Like any trench war, the fight to protect America's kids against disease is proceeding only inch by inch. A new report shows why there's reason for hope—and reason for worry
Apeel Sciences hopes its products, which use natural methods to fend off pests and oxidization, can markedly reduce the amount of produce wasted because of spoilage.
Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?
Decontaminating biohazard sites can be a tough job, but the hardest microbe to wash away may not be what you think
Francis Halzen’s amazing experiment heralds the beginning of a new era in astronomy
First direct detection of dark matter, thought to make up most of the matter in the universe, would be a historic breakthrough
After a severe brain injury, some people remain in a vegetative or minimally conscious state, unable to speak or move intentionally, and apparently unaware of the world around them. But in recent years, neuroscientists have found signs that some of these patients may still be conscious, at least to a degree. Now researchers have used a branch of mathematics called graph theory to search for neural signatures of consciousness.
Few parasitoids are more bizarre or disturbing than the wasps of the genus Glyptapanteles, whose females inject their eggs into living caterpillars. Once inside, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar’s body fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. And despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive---initially at least---but the larvae proceed to mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they spin their cocoons and finish maturing. Then, finally, the caterpillar starves to death, but only after the tiny wasps emerge from their cocoons and fly away.