The winners of the 2014 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition capture a rat brain, the mouthparts of a vampire moth and other small wonders
An asteroid-mining company has unveiled plans for a new mothership spacecraft designed to carry a dozen small probes to explore asteroids, comets, or even the moon. The mothership, designed by Deep Space Industries, is about 3 feet in diameter and 1.5 feet tall, weighing about 330 pounds.
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.
A laser-driven particle accelerator just 9 centimetres long is gearing up to rival heavyweights like the Large Hadron Collider
We can now grow plants in microgravity – and crops grown in asteroid soil could sustain vast human populations off-planet
By analysing brain activity linked to hand and arm movements, a team has created a robotic arm that a paralysed woman can control with her thoughts
Adding laser tips to ordinary shoes can improve the stride and pace of people with Parkinson's disease
An inside look at Corning’s labs suggests what’s next for the inventor of Gorilla Glass.Someday your smartphone might be able to help you in a new way when you’re traveling: by telling you whether the water is safe to drink.
After space station resupply launch, engineers will try to land part of a SpaceX rocket on an offshore barge for possible reuse
It's all fun and games until someone dislocates a knee, wets himself or has a stroke
Cities are brighter during the holidays than any other time in the year
According to a new analysis on the impact of the three-year drought
Use of synthetic drugs, like bath salts, by young people continues to decline across the nation, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
Amazing pictures of lightning submitted by Science readers
Researchers are struggling with how to balance the benefits and risks of genetic experiments that can give viruses new talents for causing infections.
Technique could someday help repair injuries
For all the medicine they provide at this center, physicians and staff from Doctors Without Borders spend as much time encouraging the patients to eat, drink, and keep fighting. Every patient gets a standard regimen of antibiotics, paracetemol and other pain medications, vitamins, oral rehydration therapy or intravenous fluids. Drugs can control nausea for those who need them; everyone gets antimalarials.
This summer, a team of scientists mapped carbon storage in a massive Alaskan forest using airborne sensors.
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
Scientists shed light on the energetic emission of radiation that occurs in thunderstorms.
An international team of experts is engaged in a last ditch effort to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
Declining snowfall in winter will leave Norwegian spruce trees at the mercy of sub-zero temperatures and insect pests
Fabric laced with silver nanowires traps heat and could even be warmed up like an electric blanket
Volcano observations reveal jets of steam shooting out of the ice and lava moving like a giant caterpillar – although the lava type can make a big difference
NASA's Mars rover has sniffed out short-lived bursts of methane, but whether it's Martian life or just a geological by-product is still unclear
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday.
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists should "re-wild" food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study said.
Speaking just one language will no longer be a barrier to global communication if Microsoft has its way.