But only for a fraction of a second
The Department of Justice hasn't said whether they've received an extradition request
Scientists aren't sure what they are
Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.
The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.
Tooth unearthed by 20-year-old volunteer hailed as major discovery by paleoanthropologist overseeing dig at Arago cave near Tautavel
With the immediate excitement of the Pluto flyby behind us, here are the ten most important things we now know about this fascinating world
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.
Autistic children are just as good at reading emotions from the body as those without – they just don't like the closeness that interpreting emotions from faces requires
Individual cells can be made to act like tiny lasers, offering a more accurate way to tag and monitor tumour cells, for example
If you want to know the secret behind the success of Tyrannosaurus rex and its meat-eating dinosaur cousins, look no further than their teeth.
During its first year in existence, Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative has brought free online access to more than one billion people.
The outspoken skeptical supporters of artificial intelligence fear it could create "the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow"
Concentric circles of rocky hills and valleys in South Africa tell the story of a billion-year-old collapsed volcano
Recent study shows victims hit by fraud every two seconds; some 13 million Americans affected last year
The White House organized this large private-sector commitment
Researchers in Hong Kong have cured infected monkeys of MERS using existing drugs
Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
Pair of physicists bust a 350-year-old conundrum in a report that proposes a transfer of energy through a sound pulse causes clocks to synchronise
European Medicines Agency recommends RTS,S, or Mosquirix, developed by GSK and backed by Gates Foundation, for use in young children in Africa
A recent article argued that sexuality is down to choice, not genetics. But the scientific evidence says otherwise, and points to a strong biological origin
When I hear the word “sabertooth”, my mind immediately jumps to the great sabercats who sliced through throats …
Engineers and physicists have discovered a property of silicon which could aid the development of faster computers.
Several companies are developing appealing robot companions, but they aren’t yet capable of helping out around the house.
Drought conditions in western states may be fueling the spread of this potentially deadly illness
A new study suggests these giant prehistoric mammals were not taken down by human hunters alone
A Delta 4 rocket boosted a high-power military communications satellite into orbit, the seventh in a planned constellation of 10.
Terminal cancer patients sometimes get chemotherapy in the belief that it will ease their symptoms. But a study finds many who get the treatment near death actually have a poorer quality of life.
NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports that the samples of anthrax the Pentagon thought were dead, were still alive. The Pentagon says the public was never at risk.