Witnesses from Nasa and MIT suggest to House committee that scientists may be on verge of breakthrough in search for aliensTom McCarthy
Two years after surgery, scans on first recipients in the US show healthy blood vessel and tissue connections have formed
African trypanosomiasis currently puts 70 million people at risk. Though control efforts have produced good results, there can be no elimination without wider health system reforms
NASA's Cassini mission has captured an incredible high-resolution animation of the psychedelic jet stream known as Saturn's Northern Hexagon.
Insects and spiders are masters of disguise, easily hiding in plain sight while pretending to be plants, dung, or one another.
After examining 2200 tissue biopsy samples from humpback whales that breed and feed around the North Pacific Ocean, five distinct genetic groups emerged
A classic equation to estimate the number of detectable alien civilisations has been rebooted as a tool for finding asteroids worth mining for resources
Adding the human touch to web searches can handle vague, complex or visual questions that stump conventional search engines
Cloud seeding is reportedly part of the country's plan to reduce its notorious air pollution, but experts doubt that it will work
Divers presumed that everyone on board a doomed ship had died. But a lone man survived for three days underwater, thanks in large part to an air bubble.
A new nerve interface can simulate a sense of touch from 20 spots on a prosthetic hand.
The new cable may pave the way to even thinner electronics.
Former Android CEO Andy Rubin will head Google's robots division.
Only months after their annual migration south, thousands of wildebeest have been spotted back in Kenya's Maasai Mara
400,000-year-old DNA sample may belong to a mysterious, extinct human ancestor
The solar event, which fills the sky with magnificent colors, will be visible farther south than usual
More than 2 million passwords for some of the most popular spots on the Internet — including Facebook Twitter and Google — are now a matter of public record, according to a fresh report from SpiderLabs, a research arm from security firm Trustwave.
In Steven Spielberg's futuristic "Minority Report," Tom Cruise's character sees a custom ad for Guinness after his face is scanned in the year 2054. Similar technology, however, isn't science fiction.
A meningitis outbreak at the University of California, Santa Barbara is causing the same kind of illnesses seen earlier at Princeton, but public health officials say a different bacterial strain is to blame. The UCSB health service has given preventive antibiotics to over 700 students as a precaution.
The mass stranding has occurred in a remote area of Florida's Everglades that's only accessible by boat or helicopter. Wildlife officials are working to redirect them back out to deep water.
The notoriously short night's sleep that many tired adolescents get isn't all about surging hormones and too much homework, according to a sociologist who looked at shifting sleep patterns from ages 12 to 15. Teens who report good relationships with family and schoolmates tend to sleep better.
The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015. The experiment could be good news for astronauts sick of their freeze-dried fare. But researchers say the real goal is to see if humans could one day live — and farm — on the moon.
The company's Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the satellite into a geostationary orbit.
Hundreds of millions of miles away and 10 years after launch, a European spaceship could be on the brink of discovering how life appeared on Earth
Eschewing the race for the South Pole, geologist and explorer Douglas Mawson took his scientific expedition to the eastern Antarctic – a region totally unmapped and unexplored
Theoretical physicists have forged a connection between the concept of entanglement — a mysterious quantum mechanical connection between two widely separated particles — and that of a wormhole, a hypothetical connection between black holes that serves as a shortcut through ...
Genetic testing firm 23andMe, which is backed by Google, stops marketing its products after a warning from US regulators, a spokeswoman says.
Some of the most wanted stuff in the universe may have shown its face in a simple tabletop experiment nearly a decade ago – only no one noticed at the time
A 35-year old woman in Hong Kong is currently in critical condition, a sign that the virus is now spreading across China
Large-scale ivory seizures have reached record highs this year, raising questions over trafficking and enforcement