As the Ebola virus death toll rises in West Africa, New Scientist rounds up the best contenders for treatments and vaccines
NASA's Mars 2020 rover will be bristling with new gadgets, including a camera with zoom, an enhanced laser, and equipment for turning CO2 into oxygen
Although smart watches and fitness bands are proliferating on wrists, there could be an even better spot on the body for wearable tech.
Translucent lab animals could be used for biological and medical research
Software that helps millions of people work from home may have serious security flaw that allowed hackers to compromise major corporations
An exciting new study lays out in detail how our fine feathered friends evolved from the same ancestors as the T. Rex and velociraptors over the course of millions of years, and how they managed to avoid the same doomed fate as their dinosaur cousins
Astronaut Reid Wiseman may be known for prolifically posting photos of Earth from the International Space Station, but his counterpart Astronaut Alexander Gerst is snap-happy too — and Gerst's photos are much more abstract, beautiful in their own different right
Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.
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.