Once-endangered gray seal population is rebounding; Cape Cod fishermen say there are now too many -- and they're taking all the fish
Political unrest in Pakistan has been a gift to the poliovirus, with 99 cases reported there so far this year. But Rotary International, which has already vaccinated 2 billion children in 122 countries, is hitting back hard
That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn't the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fists?
Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
The Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming may hold specimens of DNA from animals who roamed thousands of years ago. Julie Meachem, a paleontologist leading the expedition into the cave, speaks with Audie Cornish about the secrets she hopes to find.
Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.
From conceptualization to the first plunge, building the world's tallest water slide takes more trial-and-error than you might believe
Sex experiments involving lizards appear back on track after communications with Photon-M satellite are re-established
A New Mexico teen invented an alarm to alert people if they leave their children in hot cars.
It’s five o’clock, and your dog is excitedly wagging her tail and nuzzling against you. Your furry friend is hungry and seems to know that this is the hour you usually feed her. But was this performance a simple reaction to a rumbling in Ginger’s tummy or are canines actually able to somehow read the clock?
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
Experiments with a large cannon have shown that fossilised algae could have travelled to the moon intact, providing an exciting window into Earth's past
A report by the Environmental Audit Committee says the UK's coalition government is too soft on neonicotinoid pesticides that harm pollinating insects
A newly discovered variant of a protein that helps protect us against cancer may trigger cancer and promote its spread around the body
A special retelling of The Tempest shows how people with autism may be able to tap into the rhythmic heart of Shakespeare's plays
Delivering fuel, food and a game of Pong for astronauts on the ISS, the final launch of the ATV prepares the European Space Agency for crewed moon missions
Babies in the womb show evidence of learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier than previously thought, new research has found.
The FAA allows hobbyists to use the unmanned aircraft, but professors at private universities and colleges may be out of luck
Rocket boosts pair of space surveillance spacecraft toward orbit to monitor space debris and anything else that might threaten U.S. military satellites
A new study suggests that using media technology may be the wrong way to try to unwind at the end of a hard day
New findings about the origins of a centuries-old wooden ship discovered near the site where the Twin Towers once stood
The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged on Friday night
You use a whole lot more than 10% of your brain—but a common fallacy that says otherwise is nonetheless the central premise of a new movie
The longer the U.S. holds off action to mitigate climate change, the more costly the effort will become, a new report shows
Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.
An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.
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Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry source