Researchers say the right mix of erosion and stress creates Earth’s natural sandstone arches and columns
Augmented and virtual reality games may help crack the code of getting humans to do something about the environment
Cancer-fighting drug romidepsin has been shown to expose hibernating HIV, making it susceptible to attack
Some, like dolphins or chimps, are sophisticated communicators. But do they have their own languages? Its a question that misses the point
Oversleep causes a feeling similar to feeling hung over and it's caused by the same biological function that gives you jet lag.
Astronomers in the US have discovered a distant world with the longest year of any planet outside our Solar System.
The Gaia satellite is being hit by far more micrometeoroids than anticipated, which might spell trouble for spacecraft headed to the same orbital position
Early results of a drug combination called PaMZ offer the best hope in decades of bringing the pernicious, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis under control
Grey and harbour seals in the North Sea weave in and out of offshore wind farms in search of fish, which gather around turbines
An augmented reality headset may allow the pilots of business jets and helicopters to take off and land in fog, torrential rain, snow and dust storms
Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and product innovation. The payoff could be better care.
Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a common disease, using advanced gene editing methods.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.
A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening ties between industry and external scientists.
Drones detect far more ocean garbage than previously known, including debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami
As a part of TV experiment, a sidewalk in the nation's capital seperates those who wish to walk and text from those who don't
An archaeological dig uncovers new clues about life and death in America's early history
Scientist estimates that eating a pound of beef causes more greenhouse warming than burning a gallon of gasoline
May was the hottest on record, too
Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.
Warning over growing resistance to antiretrovirals dampens hopes that Aids can be eliminated by 2030
Dozens of passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were thought to have been heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.
Michael Slezak goes deep under the outback to find a home for the southern hemisphere's first WIMP detector, which could confirm our best direct signal yet
Pick the right plastic off a refuse tip, then shred, melt and convert it into feedstock for 3D printers – it's a living for some of India's poorest people
As far as agricultural genome research goes, this may be the best thing since sliced bread - wheat bread, that is.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to land on the lunar surface, while their third crew member, Michael Collins, continued to orbit around the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin arrived in the Lunar Module (LM) Eagle, one of three parts of the Apollo 11 spacecraft which also included…
The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.
Less rain and snow due to climate change will impact plants and insects that birds rely on
Australian scientists starve parasite of crucial proteins, providing a target for the development of new antimalarials
Whether you find it exhilarating or terrifying (or both), progress in robotics and related fields like AI is raising new ethical quandaries and challenging legal codes that were created for a world in which a sharp line separates man from machine. Last week, roboticists, legal scholars, and other experts met at the University of California, Berkeley law school to talk through some of the social, moral, and legal hazards that are likely to arise as that line starts to blur.