Biologists use a range of techniques to help marine mammals in trouble, such as the pilot whales stuck in the Everglades.
A new brain-imaging technology may reveal the true risk of repetitive head injury in contact sports.Eight former pro football players learned this year that they have signs of a degenerative brain disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition linked to depression, dementia, and memory loss.
Researchers are studying how well the tube men repel birds from fruit crops.
The company will expand encryption in response to "government snooping" on its customer data
There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth.
Rescuers say that they've spotted at least 20 pilot whales in deeper water — a positive sign after the animals were discovered beached in a remote area of the Everglades on Tuesday.
Witnesses from Nasa and MIT suggest to House committee that scientists may be on verge of breakthrough in search for aliensTom McCarthy
Two years after surgery, scans on first recipients in the US show healthy blood vessel and tissue connections have formed
African trypanosomiasis currently puts 70 million people at risk. Though control efforts have produced good results, there can be no elimination without wider health system reforms
NASA's Cassini mission has captured an incredible high-resolution animation of the psychedelic jet stream known as Saturn's Northern Hexagon.
Insects and spiders are masters of disguise, easily hiding in plain sight while pretending to be plants, dung, or one another.
After examining 2200 tissue biopsy samples from humpback whales that breed and feed around the North Pacific Ocean, five distinct genetic groups emerged
A classic equation to estimate the number of detectable alien civilisations has been rebooted as a tool for finding asteroids worth mining for resources
Adding the human touch to web searches can handle vague, complex or visual questions that stump conventional search engines
Cloud seeding is reportedly part of the country's plan to reduce its notorious air pollution, but experts doubt that it will work
Divers presumed that everyone on board a doomed ship had died. But a lone man survived for three days underwater, thanks in large part to an air bubble.
A new nerve interface can simulate a sense of touch from 20 spots on a prosthetic hand.
The new cable may pave the way to even thinner electronics.
Former Android CEO Andy Rubin will head Google's robots division.
Only months after their annual migration south, thousands of wildebeest have been spotted back in Kenya's Maasai Mara
400,000-year-old DNA sample may belong to a mysterious, extinct human ancestor
The solar event, which fills the sky with magnificent colors, will be visible farther south than usual
More than 2 million passwords for some of the most popular spots on the Internet — including Facebook Twitter and Google — are now a matter of public record, according to a fresh report from SpiderLabs, a research arm from security firm Trustwave.
In Steven Spielberg's futuristic "Minority Report," Tom Cruise's character sees a custom ad for Guinness after his face is scanned in the year 2054. Similar technology, however, isn't science fiction.
A meningitis outbreak at the University of California, Santa Barbara is causing the same kind of illnesses seen earlier at Princeton, but public health officials say a different bacterial strain is to blame. The UCSB health service has given preventive antibiotics to over 700 students as a precaution.
The mass stranding has occurred in a remote area of Florida's Everglades that's only accessible by boat or helicopter. Wildlife officials are working to redirect them back out to deep water.
The notoriously short night's sleep that many tired adolescents get isn't all about surging hormones and too much homework, according to a sociologist who looked at shifting sleep patterns from ages 12 to 15. Teens who report good relationships with family and schoolmates tend to sleep better.
The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015. The experiment could be good news for astronauts sick of their freeze-dried fare. But researchers say the real goal is to see if humans could one day live — and farm — on the moon.
The company's Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the satellite into a geostationary orbit.
Hundreds of millions of miles away and 10 years after launch, a European spaceship could be on the brink of discovering how life appeared on Earth