One of the golden rules of the natural world – birds live in trees, fish live in water. The trouble is, no one bothered to tell the mangrove killifish. Scientists have discovered it spends several months of every year out of the water living inside
The University of Hawaii has imported several potential bioterrorism agents, including three encephalitis-causing viruses. These include Japanese B, Eastern equine and Venezuelan equine encephalitis, according to state records recently released
Looking at photos like these scares and fascinates me in equal doses. The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are.
On this episode of Brainiacs they test mixing different alkali metals with water. "These next two are the dogs nuts of the periodic table" is the quote of the week, crazy brits. :)
Phylis Canion lived in Africa for 4 years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her
Texans like to say everything in their state is bigger. They can now add spider webs to that list. A monstrous network of sheet-like webs covering several acres has been spun over trees in this state park.
Steorn's perpetual motion claims are extraordinary. They've raised millions from investors, and 2007 is the year that this will all change the world or Steorn will fall apart. Which will it be? Find out here first.
This newly identified region, involved in an aspect of self-control, may change conceptions of human free will, the researchers said. It could also explain the basis of impulsive as well as reluctant behavior. [Government interest]
The same sweet-detecting proteins in your tongue also reside in the gut where they can likewise "taste" sugars. "Cells of the gut taste glucose through the same mechanisms used by taste cells of the tongue," said
A new concept for a time machine could possibly enable distant future generations to travel into the past, research now suggests. Unlike past ideas for time machines, this new concept does not require exotic, theoretical forms of matter. Still, th
Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer. Prepare for the world to turn upsidedown!
The genetic potential to create fingers and toes apparently existed ages before animals even crawled onto land, dating back to the distant common ancestors of sharks and humans, research now reveals.
"Memory can be erased by applying a drug into a specific part of the brain that stores that memory," he said in a telephone interview. "Long-term memory can be erased."
California ground squirrels have learned to intimidate rattlesnakes by heating their tails and shaking them aggressively.
US researchers said Monday that they have invented a super lightweight, flexible, biodegradable battery in the form of a piece of paper in a development that is sure to create a buzz among makers of consumer electronics.
Physicists can create "incredible levitation effects" by manipulating so-called Casimir force, which normally causes objects to stick together by quantum force. The phenomenon could be used to improve the performances of everyday devices ra
A brain-damaged man who could communicate only with slight eye or thumb movements for 6 years can speak again, after stimulating electrodes were placed in his brain, researchers report. He also regained the ability to chew and swallow, which allows h
A new porous material can soak up heavy metals from liquids like a sponge, U.S. researchers said, offering a host of potential uses including removing pollutants such as mercury or lead from water.
This video is a Neal Adams animation about his theory that the Earth is growing. This collides with the Pangaea theory. Watch it, you will be amazed. Wwwwoooowww! This is amazing!!!!!!!
Why did humans evolve to walk upright? Perhaps because it's just plain easier. Make that "energetically less costly," in science-speak, and you have the conclusion of researchers who are proposing a likely reason for our modern gait.
Deep in the Congolese jungle is a band of apes that, according to local legend, kill lions, catch fish and even howl at the moon. Local hunters speak of massive creatures that seem to be some sort of hybrid between a chimp and a gorilla.
Science in the US is in trouble. "The numbers indicate that the American scientist population is not healthy," writes Marc Zimmer for Inside Higher Ed, "especially not in comparison to scientists in other countries." Only 13 per
Biologists report that they have found a mutation implicated in at least four types of cancer. The finding may add a key piece of information to medicine's arsenal of cancer-fighting strategies, the researchers say. Like many others involved in
Researchers at Harvard and McGill University (in Montreal) are working on an amnesia drug that blocks or deletes bad memories. The technique seems to allow psychiatrists to disrupt the biochemical pathways that allow a memory to be recalled.
US medical researchers have developed a new method of screening for drug-resistant forms of the human immunodeficiency virus. An increasing number of drug-resistant strains of HIV are threatening the effectiveness of current treatments and existing
In a breakthrough that could potentially lead to a cure for HIV infection, scientist have discoverd a way to remove the virus from infected cells, a study released Thursday said. The scientists engineered an enzyme which attacks the DNA of the HIV v
Cheap, skinny aluminum foil lamps may soon illuminate our lives instead of big, bulky light bulbs. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made the low-cost lamps by treating aluminum foil bought at the grocery store with an
Doctors at Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital came across something highly illogical when they tried to put an arterial line into a patient about to undergo surgery: his blood was dark green.
Like dogs, sharks rely on a keen sense of smell to track down food. But new research shows noses aren’t the only way that sharks detect smells: Their entire bodies, in fact, function as giant noses capable of even picking up the “shape” of a smell.
The Science channel will be airing a show about new energy featuring Joseph Newman on Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd. The show is called Beyond Invention and you can see a schedule of air times here on the Science channel website. A NEW SCIENT