The chemical fingerprint of an ancient star suggests its predecessors were more massive than thought, ending up as huge supernovae
Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday.
Fans of "Flappy Bird" may find its successor even more frustrating, but just as addictive
Car accidents kill more than 30,000 people every year. Vehicles equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle technology, an onboard short-range radio device, are expected to save lives. Jeff Pegues reports.
New research finds humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years
Record drought is depriving honeybees of nectar and driving up the cost of honey
Researchers say personal data can be intercepted in six out of seven popular Android apps, and iOS could be vulnerable too
Too much seaweed and they're out of there
Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
Researchers find cheap way to split water and produce clean energy
If we want to understand whats happening in the brain when people hear voices, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speechHearing voices: whats your experience when reading?
Governments fund research into diseases that are popular with voters. But what about rare diseases, or the ones that aren't popular, that nonetheless affect thousands of lives?
A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands.
Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.
A new approach to the search for intelligent aliens looks for the heat from galaxy-spanning technology – and may have found some promising candidates
NASA's grease-fuelled hybrid aircraft seems to have been inspired by a magical movie car
In California, people with Alzheimer's will be given transfusions of young blood to see if improves their cognition – there's good reason to hope it might
Seals and sea lions may have brought a form of tuberculosis to the Americas, centuries before the Spanish did so
A study of 40 archaeological sites in Europe suggests the Neanderthals died out 40,000 years ago, much earlier than thought, and that humans played a role
The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts
More people with non-fatal conditions are travelling to assisted dying clinics in Switzerland
The long-term rise in IQ scores might be coming to a halt, but we should focus on improving social conditions rather than worrying about idiocracy
Because ants are social creatures, the fungus must wait and attack outside the colony
Bardarbunga, a subglacial stratovolcano, showing increased seismic activity; 2010 eruption caused air travel chaos
It could help point to the possibilities of life on other planets
We’re all born to adore ourselves, but not all of us grow up
Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.
A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.