An exciting fossil find in China points to a 525-million year old sea-dweller who used its new backbone to swim nimbly away from predators
Moscow assures it will continue funding the International Space Station until 2024 but will then disconnect its modules to build a national base
Google’s artificial intelligence studio Deep Mind has created a computer program that can play Pong. Here is why that feat is more impressive than it sounds
Tory MP David Tredinnick seems to believe that astrology could inform and improve UK healthcare. This view is misguided and potentially dangerous
Birds are dinosaurs. That’s a fact underscored by dozens upon dozens of discoveries in the last 30 years.
The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.
Over half of India's population lives in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution. Now that has been translated into years of life lost overall
For the first time, a satellite has calculated the whopping amount of Saharan dust that is blown over the ocean to reach the Amazon rainforest every year
Resistance to vital antimalarial drugs called artemisinins has spread across Burma to the Indian border. If not contained, it could ultimately hit Africa hard
A vast electric fence is being erected around Mount Kenya, one of the world's great refuges for wildlife. Will it help people and animals coexist?
The first ever photograph of our planet from space marks the moment when rockets became space exploration vehicles and not just bomb carriers
(Reuters) - An unusual pink cloud that lit up the sky over New Mexico and Arizona early on Wednesday was caused by a NASA research rocket launched to study the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere, scientists said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two U.S. astronauts finished a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk on Wednesday to prepare parking spots for new commercial space taxis then discovered water had leaked into a spacesuit helmet, a problem that led to the near-drowning of another astronaut in 2013, officials said.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.
The Anthem cyber attack that may have left as many as 78.8 million customers' information vulnerable.
Astronomers are confounded that an object so big could have formed so soon after the Big Bang
"It's hard to imagine a world where your cable company gets to decide which websites load fastest"
Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.
Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.
Exceptional sensitivity might one day reveal largest structure of universe
Get the full the story behind a $761 jar of peanut butter and other exorbitantly priced everyday objects used by scientists
New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers
Study looking at transmission among men who have sex with men recruited 545 participants at high risk of contracting HIV A daily pill can effectively protect gay men against infection with HIV
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.
US President Barack Obama vetoes a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials say.
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
Surge in wind power sees share of electricity from renewable sources double between 2010 and 2013, driving down carbon emissions
We're getting ready to send a probe to Jupiter's icy moon – but how will we know if anything lives there?
Three people with paralysed arms had their hands amputated and replaced by prosthetic ones that they control with their mind
An experimental therapeutic vaccine from Danish drugmaker Bavarian Nordic helped significantly extend survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to results of a small early-stage trial conducted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute.