Naked mole rats enjoy exceptionally long, healthy lives, and there's more than good genes at work
Scientists say impact of bringing forward girl’s first period by 2.7 months is likely to be modest
Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial
Microsoft research chief admits that AI will pose legal, ethical and psychological issues as it becomes more sophisticated
New Yorkers caught the wimpy end of Juno, but the carbon charged storm chin-checked New England.
Some people have non-human neighbors of the usual, inspiring kind: Bald eagles and bears, sea lions and salamanders, the sort of creatures found in nature documentaries intoned by deep-voiced narrators who plead on our planet's behalf. But I live in New York City. The star of this show, a charismatic megafauna of my own particular wilderness, is none other than the rat — and what science is teaching us may change how we think of this oft-reviled creature, and maybe even ourselves.
Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
Nasa's Curiosity rover gets straight back to work after a software upgrade by drilling a new test hole.
The Google-sponsored competition to land a spacecraft on the moon has awarded "milestone prizes" to five competing teams
Zoom in on a star's vibrations and, if they're related by the golden ratio, you might see fractals, like a coastline. This could tell us about what's going on inside
Supernovae were thought to need help from a nearby star – if they don't, we may have to rethink how we measure cosmic distances as well as dark energy
Sunshine police take note, the latest guidelines from the UK's health advisory body NICE suggest we should actively seek out some rays
Bulletproof batteries may extend the life of electronic devices and prevent fires, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.
In order to learn how lava travels before spurting out in an eruption, researchers designed a small rolling robot that can go deep inside a volcano and send live images to the surface.
An unusual spacecraft closes in on a mysterious world
An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.
Skull cap of Homo sapiens found in Israeli cave hints at time and place of cross-species mingling
Choosing the viral targets for the seasonal flu vaccine is a gamble. Sometimes, like this year, the flu wins
Is there a conscious generosity in how ravens or bats share food, or monkeys or elephants save others, or is it simply the selfish instinct of group survival?
DNA research into early canine remains also raises clues about migration patterns of ancient humans
Science agency the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology predict temperature rises of up to 5.1c in Australia by 2090 in their most comprehensive forecast yet
Research on 85 families finds less than a third of siblings with autism carry the same genetic risk, and in nearly 70% of cases known contributory mutations do not overlap
Predicted lung cancer deaths for women in Europe set to reach 14.24 per 100,000 of population in 2015
Glacier monitoring technology shows the most rapid glacier depletion for at least three centuries. Big glaciers are shrinking, with small ones disappearing altogether, writes Bernard Francou
It may not sound like the most useful of scientific endeavours, but the methods used to turn a hard-boiled egg back into its liquid state could bring major benefits to areas as diverse as cheese-making and cancer research
Media reports of a recent study suggesting a wide variety of common drugs can increase the chances of getting dementia are more sensationalism than science
Think “moon” and you probably envision a desolate, cratered landscape, maybe with an American flag and some old astronaut footprints. Earth’s moon is no place for living things. But that isn’t necessarily true for every moon. Whirling around Saturn, Enceladus spits out geysers of water from an underground ocean.
The science behind how water releases the funk from all the yeasts and bacteria hiding in your dog's fur.
Flanked by curious fish and tended by a diver, these coral nurseries off the coast of the Florida Keys are being grown as transplants for damaged reefs
If we could turn back the clock millions of years, would animals evolve in the same way? Genome data suggests that their options would be limited