Melbourne-led study has ‘incredibly encouraging’ results for people who have run out of treatment options
A new study examines how the extinct flying reptiles, the pterosaurs, may have floated on water
My own family was affected by dementia. Let the G8 summit on the condition mark a turning point in tackling a global crisis
Footage filmed from Nasa's Juno spacecraft shows the Earth and the moon moving together through space
The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have catapulted life from Earth to Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa, researchers say.
Nicknamed Peggy, an unusual object stirring things up in Saturn's rings might mark the first time we have seen the genesis of a moon
Green lightning may strike in most thunderstorms, but the phenomenon is visible only during volcanic eruptions, suggests one scientist.
Tension between China and the United States often has given way to progress on climate change. The world’s top two carbon polluters will discuss cooperation as top U.S. environmental official travels to Beijing this week.
A shifting climate will affect how bats around the world detect their prey using sound.
Pilot whales found dead in Florida Keys were emaciated; reason for their beaching still unclear
After two years of hibernating in space, ESA probe will be back in action next month
Investigation finds police agencies around the country have the technology to intercept cell phone data without users' knowledge
Privately-funded, unmanned mission to Mars scheduled to launch in 2018; Manned mission could follow in 2025
Changing colors does more than help chameleons blend in -- it's how they psych out their rivals
The 2014 Winter Olympics will unfold in a resort town on the relatively warm Black Sea — a testament to how far man-made snow has come in recent years. The strategy to supply snow includes a massive system of more than 550 machines — plus insulated blankets to protect piles of already-made white stuff.
The vaccine made by Novartis isn't approved for general use in the United States. But the Food and Drug Administration is allowing it on the Princeton campus. The university is offering the vaccine to students and some other people on campus through Thursday.
Once the Cold War ended, much of Russia's surplus uranium from thousands of decommissioned weapons wound up in crumbling military facilities. In 1993, the U.S. Department of Energy made a deal to have the material converted to fuel for U.S. power plants. The last shipment arrives today.
One of the most stressful moments of any holiday occurs at check-in when you often wonder if your bag will be there to meet you the other end. Some…
Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process
Altering the surface of orthopaedic implants has already helped patients – and nanotech can fight infections too
A scientist wanted to find out whether photographing objects affects what's remembered about them. She found that the impact was huge but there might be more to it
A new paper shows that global warming has continued over the past decade, and been manifested in different ways
Scientists and technicians are hard at work upgrading the machinery so that the $10 billion dollar Large Hadron Collider can ramp back up in 2015 at unprecedented energies.
Changes are needed to improve the treatment of laboratory animals at one of the UK's leading animal research centres, a panel of experts concludes.
Europe's rarest species of orchid has been rediscovered on an island in the Azores, claim scientists.
A battery created by packing sodium ions in among melanin molecules could be used in medical implants that are safe to swallow
Two men who came off their antiviral medication earlier this year are taking their drugs again following the reappearance of the virus
Small dips in the snow atop the Antarctic plateau have set new records for the coldest ever surface temperature on Earth, a distinctly chilly -93.2 °C
Crossover by Cecil Balmond blends maths, engineering, art and architecture and adds a dash of mythology. The result is an interdisciplinary masterpiece