One of the most stressful moments of any holiday occurs at check-in when you often wonder if your bag will be there to meet you the other end. Some…
Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process
Altering the surface of orthopaedic implants has already helped patients – and nanotech can fight infections too
A scientist wanted to find out whether photographing objects affects what's remembered about them. She found that the impact was huge but there might be more to it
A new paper shows that global warming has continued over the past decade, and been manifested in different ways
Scientists and technicians are hard at work upgrading the machinery so that the $10 billion dollar Large Hadron Collider can ramp back up in 2015 at unprecedented energies.
Changes are needed to improve the treatment of laboratory animals at one of the UK's leading animal research centres, a panel of experts concludes.
Europe's rarest species of orchid has been rediscovered on an island in the Azores, claim scientists.
A battery created by packing sodium ions in among melanin molecules could be used in medical implants that are safe to swallow
Two men who came off their antiviral medication earlier this year are taking their drugs again following the reappearance of the virus
Small dips in the snow atop the Antarctic plateau have set new records for the coldest ever surface temperature on Earth, a distinctly chilly -93.2 °C
Crossover by Cecil Balmond blends maths, engineering, art and architecture and adds a dash of mythology. The result is an interdisciplinary masterpiece
Years after Mandela left office, the gap between rich and poor is worse than during apartheid, and education standards have collapsed.
Scientists suspect resilient roach came from soil of plants used to adorn park that turned dilapidated railway into tourist attraction
Classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the CIA, FBI and NSA spied on World of Warcraft and other online games
German postal carrier Deutsche Post DHL tests a drone delivery service that could help supply areas with minimal road access
"It's the kind of water where if you were really dying, you could drink it, but you probably wouldn't bottle it for resale," says the chief scientist of the Curiosity mission. Scientists say the lake could have sustained life billions of years ago.
Whatever happened on Easter Island, it wasn't good. Polynesians landed there, farmed, thrived, built their famous statues, and then things went very bad, very fast. Sixteen million trees vanished. What happened? Was this a case of ecological collapse? Not exactly, say two anthropologists. It was, arguably, worse than that.
An NPR poll finds that most elementary school kids have physical education classes just one or two days a week. In response, parents and educators are getting kids to squeeze in walks, jogs and jumping jacks before, after and even during school.
Organic milk contains about 62 percent more omega-3s than milk from cows on conventional dairy farms, a new U.S.-based study finds. To get the full boost of these healthful fatty acids, you'll need to drink whole milk.
The media failed to accurately report facts prior to the Iraq War; climate reporting is failing in similar fashion
Don't tell me men couldn't be trusted to take contraceptive pills – I did two trials, and it was frankly brilliant
Forget the Amazon drone -- check out these awesome flying robots that hover like a bee, flap like a bird and bounce like a ball:
New research on South and Central American monkeys suggests that size is a key indicator of diet.
Zapping a tiny part of the brain prompts a complex feeling of foreboding, coupled with a determination to overcome whatever challenge comes your way
Mammals in the Sahara are struggling to survive, possibly as a result of hunting in the region
People with dyslexia struggle with reading and writing because one part of the brain that deals with sound doesn't "talk" to an area dealing with language
Surface temperatures may not be rising as quickly as they were, but that's just one small part of a much bigger and more troubling picture
An idea for beaming power over hundreds of kilometres could help provide emergency power where it is needed
The largest fault slip ever seen—which touched off the Japanese tsunami—came courtesy of slippery clay that "greased the wheels," say experts.