Healthy baby born to woman who was given naturally occurring hormone kisspeptin to stimulate egg production
Researchers find vast cityscape hidden under deep vegetation linking the Cambodian temples complex
The brain of a dragonfly has to do some serious calculations -- and fast -- if it hopes to nab a mosquito or midge in midair. It has to predict the trajectory of its prey, plot a course to intersect ...
Skybox's fleet of cheap, ultra-efficient satellites will give us real-time data that could upend industries, transform economies, and predict the future.
Millions of years ago, some bats gave up their old habits of hunting for insects and tried something new: drinking blood. These creatures evolved into today’s vampire bats, and it’s mind-boggling to explore all the ways that they evolved to make the most of their sanguine meal.
Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly in men, say cancer experts.
Europe's plans to explore Mars with a satellite in 2016 and a rover in 2018 take a big step forward with the signing of new industrial contracts.
A new zone of crust-swallowing geological faults seems to be opening in the Atlantic – the vast ocean may have "caught" subduction from the dying Mediterranean
Scientists have restored a 200-year-old opera using special x-ray technologies, leading to questions about other possible uses.
Run current through genetically engineered microorganisms, and they produce gasoline substitute. Can U.S.-funded electrofuels research finish the drive from lab to market?
The country's decision was inspired by a National Geographic magazine exposé on the illegal ivory trade.
Economists have long used game theory to make sense of the world. Now engineers and computer scientists are using it to rethink their work.
Zeroing in on black carbon may slow the effects of greenhouse-gas emissions.
Compact unmanned aerial vehicles will perform many valuable jobs if aviation regulations allow them to operate commercially.
Beyond the drilling rigs, the fossil-fuel industry spreads far and wide across the land.
Coat a layer of graphene with chlorophyll and you get a remarkably sensitive light-activated switch, say physicists
While tech companies individually take action against child pornography, Google's plan is to help all relevant organizations streamline their efforts work by allowing all of them to contribute to the same database and build on one another's work rather than repeating it.
After four years of altering grades using credentials gained with keylogger equipment installed on professors' keyboards, three Purdue University students were finally busted when one of those professors complained that one of his passwords mysteriously changed.
If you're up to no good in this pocket of northeast Ohio, especially in a witless way, you're risking not only jail time or a fine but a swifter repercussion with a much larger audience: You're in for a social media scolding from police Chief David Oliver and some of his small department's 49,000 Facebook fans. And Oliver does not mince words.
Death, it appears, prefers gentlemen to ladies. Women don't just outlive men, they consistently outlive men at every stage of life. More boys die in utero, in infancy, in adolescence, in middle age, at every stage. That's why nature makes more of them. But why? What's so fragile about guys?
Scientists and parents have long been baffled by the fact that children with autism often don't pay attention to human voices. Researchers say that may be because speech doesn't activate a reward system in the brain for those children the way it does for typical children.
An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet. So far, over 100 children have been outfitted.
New algorithm allows scientists to determine the shape of a room from the sounds of echoes
Familiar sights and faces can cause people to revert to their native tongue
Feline machine navigates steps without a brain
Eben Bayer's company makes packaging from agricultural waste and the mycelium of mushrooms – he says the next step is to make building materials this way
This gloriously freakish fringe tree frog looks like it belongs in a Hayao Miyazaki fantasy, but in fact it lives in a safe haven that's almost as magical
A neuroscientist who has anguished over the terrors in her own family’s history says people might soon erase the trauma from bad memories by taking a pill — or talking to a therapist at just the right time.
Millions of people use the tool Ghostery to block online tracking technology—few realize that it feeds data to the ad industry.
An environmentally-friendly way of making vanillin from the lignin in wood pulp could change the economics of this flavouring industry