Here are some of the best places to hug centuries-old trees
Scientists develop test for three proteins which could give early warning of disease and help doctors distinguish symptoms from chronic pancreatitis
A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans.
Printing system can package up to 1,000m of the drug Spritam, for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy
All plants contain toxins which continue to work after leaf fall, so how worms are able to stomach dead grass and leaf litter has long been a mystery
One of the oldest-known complex organisms had a surprising complicated sex life, scientists report.
A study finds that wild bonobos use a single high-pitched call in a variety of contexts, showing a linguistic flexibility that was thought to be uniquely human.
A probe inserted into a person's brain can alert intensive-care staff to a critical drop in energy supply, potentially saving the patient's life
Tests that detect changes in genes triggered by drugs could bolster the use of a biological passport – if athletics will spend more on research
A new compound may help slow climate change by reducing the methane belched by cattle.
Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Cape Cod have begun using a helicopter-style drone to monitor humpback whales off the coast, collecting breath samples from their blowholes and taking aerial pictures.
His moves are intended to woo females, but they seem to work on humans, too
New study finds glaciers are melting faster than perhaps at any other point in recorded history
The famed spacewalker tweeted a copy of his travel voucher to the moon
A new Bic commercial claims four benefits to writing by hand.
Methane can have a major effect on global warming
Key elements include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.
Foraging bumblebees can pick up nearly half their weight in pollen before heading home to the hive, research shows. All that weight tucked into hollows on their hind legs can complicate flying.
The drug derived from the venom of cone snails must be injected into the spinal column to get beyond a patient's blood-brain barrier and bring relief. But scientists think they may have a workaround.
Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.
For some unknown reason, the insects that transmit sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa are attracted to the color blue. So scientists think blue flytraps could help wipe out the disease for good.
How scientists analyse the spread of extreme bushfires and the weather phenomena they create.
Pharmacology can get a bad rap in the press. Professors George Davey Smith and David Nutt fight the case for statins and SSRIs.
People who spend time watching fish swim in aquarium tanks could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study shows.
Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water
It's been a long time coming, but Nasa is now at the business end of building its giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
A species of clownfish has been shown to grow bigger in warmer conditions, suggesting that some animals may benefit from global warming
The first ever trial of reprogrammed stem cells is put on hold while scientists investigate whether the procedure caused a potentially cancerous mutation
A demand for vulture parts in witchcraft, as well as poisoning and urbanization, has caused a nearly 90 percent decline in the scavengers' populations.
A startup has built a glasses-free 3-D screen that’s much bigger than its previous prototype, bringing it a step closer to being built into gadgets (including the one in your driveway).Your next car could have a 3-D dashboard—no glasses required.