Researchers are trying to figure out how "jackass" penguins—nicknamed for their braying vocalizations—communicate
Leading scientists say spread of artemisinin-resistant parasites to Africa could prove disastrous
The image above shows a simulation of Jupiter’s magnetic field, whose intricate complexities make it extremely difficult to accurately model. While it may look like the gas giant is vomiting up some enormous space worms, the visualization is actually capturing details of the gas giant’s magnetism with greater precision than ever before.
The rind of good cheese is a thriving microbial community. A single gram—a tiny crumb—contains 10 billion microbial cells, a mix of bacteria and fungi that contribute delicious and sometimes funky flavors.
Business secretary Vince Cable announced today that the law is to be changed to allow self-piloting cars, like Google's, on Britain's roads by January 2015
The world's largest amphipod has been caught on film for the first time – and even if you love shrimp, this critter may give you nightmares
Two simulated trips to space, on a Hawaiian volcano and underwater off Florida, have just ended. What do these fake expeditions help astronauts learn?
The health of infants is being put at risk as anti-vaccine groups discourage uptake of vitamin K for newborns, says Amanda Marcott
If someone were to create an award for "mother of the year" in the animal kingdom, a remarkably dedicated eight-limbed mom from the dark and frigid depths of the Pacific Ocean might be a strong contender.
The lead in human teeth holds clues about where a person grew up and can help criminal investigators and archaeologists working with old or decomposed corpses, according to a University of Florida researcher.
The social network is helping expand Internet use across the globe.
Six-year-old Alex Pring was born without an arm, but now thanks to some students at the University of Central Florida, Alex has a brand new "bionic" arm. Loren Korn from WKMG-TV reports.
Two more gaping holes in the Earth have been found near a place known as the "end of the world"
Many Internet-connected devices and home appliances could leave users exposed to hackers, researchers say
"It's amazing. It truly is. Given all the things that can fail," NASA official says
Researchers test the accuracy of stock market forecasts using data from Google Trends
West African countries are trying to contain the deadly disease
Why the lionfish is here to stay
With African rhinos and elephants being killed by the thousands, rangers are stepping up their conservation efforts
Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author in a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."
The Great War helped create the influenza pandemic of 1918, which eventually brought an early end to the Great War.
On the surface of one of Saturn's icy moons, scientists have discovered the possible existence of a very important, life-sustaining element: liquid water.
These "techno archaeologists" are using DIY engineering to revamp NASA's early moon pics.
In 1986, a two-and-a-half year-old girl named Michelle Funk fell into a stream and drowned. By the time paramedics found her, she hadn’t been breathing for more than an hour. Her heart was stopped. In other words, she was dead.
Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat".
Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.
Juhan Sonin is donating his DNA to the hunt for medical breakthroughs. He explains why he decided to share his genome, and why you might want to do the same
The sperm of one nematode species harms the females of other species, perhaps explaining why the species remain distinct
To catch piracatinga, fishermen cut up river dolphins for lures. Now the government has banned the fishery, turning to genetics to enforce the law