Is it possible to have a green thumb on the Red Planet? Perhaps, after you’ve mastered a few space gardening tricks
Rising temperatures and a more acidic ocean may spell trouble for the Chesapeake Bay's iconic crabs, oysters and fish
Huge specimen caught in Antarctic waters by New Zealand fishing crew is one of few ever examined
Ben Allanach on the impure fun of rapid-response physics
Lonesome George, the worlds most famous tortoise, goes on display at the American Museum of Natural History.
Squid and other cephalopods control their skin displays by contracting color-filled cells. A team of engineers attempted the same using elastomer and electrical pulses.
Oxytricha trifallax lives in ponds all over the world. Under an electron microscope it looks like a football adorned with tassels. The tiny fringes are the cilia it uses to move around and gobble up algae. What makes Oxytricha unusual, however, is the crazy things it does with its DNA.
Caitlin Doughty has been cutting pacemakers out of corpses, grinding human bones by hand, and loading bodies into cremation chambers for seven years. But the 30-year-old mortician doesn't want to keep all the fun to herself: She thinks the rest of us should get to have a little more face time with the deceased.
Hedgehogs are more thinly spread in the UK than previously believed, a study using ink pads to record their paw prints reveals.
Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report suggests.
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.
A Japanese woman with macular degeneration is the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, made from her own skin
A DNA sequencer the size of a cell phone could change where, and how, gene research occurs.One day in 1989, biophysicist David Deamer pulled his car off California’s Interstate 5 to hurriedly scribble down an idea. In a mental flash, he had pictured a strand of DNA threading its way through a microscopic pore. Grabbing a pen and a yellow pad, he sketched out a radical new way to study the molecule of life.
Delays in the launch of the first space flights by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic from a base in New Mexico have drawn criticism from a county commissioner in the south of the state.
A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional cervical smear test, researchers said on Tuesday.
The U.S. Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday.
New research led by the University of Leicester in the U.K. gives a blow-by-blow account of the injuries inflicted on King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485. Modern forensic analysis of the King’s skeletal remains reveals that three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly.
Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.
By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.
President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate commit to help West Africa wallop the virus
Exosuit will enable divers to reach double normal depths during return expedition to wreck that yielded Antikythera mechanism
Agency's efforts are poorly coordinated and under-staffed despite budget increase, says report by its inspector general
Look into the jaws of a Mosasaurus and you will gaze into a nightmare.
Formula 1 fans may be tearing out their earplugs in horror, but the all-electric cars of Formula E proved that green racing is far from boring
A low-carbon economy will deliver fast economic growth, better lives and save the environment to boot, claims an audacious report from top economists
My, what big eyes you have! These photographs of nocturnal animals reveal the faces we rarely get to see
Using smartphone sensors to record student life, researchers have shown they can measure stress, depression and loneliness, and compare it to academic performance
A blazing meteor lit up the night sky like fireworks across a dozen eastern U.S. states and prompted almost 160 sighting reports, the American Meteor Society said on Monday.
Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice.