The earthquakes in Illinois, which still sent out aftershocks earlier this morning, reminded some of Dr. Iben Browning's infamous 1990 earthquake prediction--which sent residents scurrying for cover.
Imagine a world of streets lined with video cameras that alert authorities to any suspicious activity. A world where police officers can read the minds of potential criminals and arrest them before they commit any crimes. A world in which a suspect w
A breathtaking trick potentially left over from our amphibian ancestors might be found in us — the ability to sense oxygen through our skin. The same oxygen sensors found in frog skins and in mammalian lungs have unexpectedly been discovered in the s
A six-tonne orca, or killer whale, torpedoes toward the beach, its dorsal fin cutting the Patagonian sea. It launches itself onto the sand in an explosion of water and foam. Before the waters die down, the orca is shaking its immense head from sid
The idea of having your personal genetic code unraveled was once a dream reserved for individuals who were fans of science or big on ego -- and deep in pocket. But a new technique has slashed the cost and time of genome sequencing,
A team of European scientists has deliberately triggered electrical activity in thunderclouds for the first time by aiming high-power pulses of laser light into a thunderstorm.
Just how far have fembots or female androids come? A long, long way, as we discovered in these 4 amazing videos of the newest fembots, or “actroids”, a humanoid robot. Will women soon become obsolete?
Researchers in California believe they’ve found a new treatment for Alzheimer patients, one which works within minutes and shows amazing results.
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A nuclear-induced ozone hole would affect much of the world, causing damage to plants and animals and adding to skin cancer, eye damage and other effects in millions of people, according to researchers led by Michael J. Mills of the University of Col
The power of the grid will become apparent this summer after what scientists at Cern have termed their “red button” day - the switching-on of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the new particle accelerator built to probe the origin of the universe.
Things you likely didn't know about ants: They groom each other. They use tools. And they love hang gliding.
Moths that fly high above our heads throughout the night are not at the mercy of the wind but use a sophisticated internal compass which can help them travel up to 400 miles in a single flight, according to a study.
Flat, parallel sheets of carbon atoms in the graphite of pencil lead have been peeled apart by the scientists to yield a sheet a single atom thick that has peculiar properties. This new material, called graphene, is exciting physicists worldwide beca
Einstein gave hope to scientists chasing the most outlandish theories when he famously declared: "If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." He then proved the existence of black holes [As heard on Goyette.]
America's silent killers are deadly, and do not discriminate. They target babies, the elderly, teenagers, young adults, middle-age housewives, and businessmen alike. They poison livestock, pets, and wildlife, and the people behind them deny compl
Scientists in Japan have designed artificial molecules that when used with rats successfully reversed liver cirrhosis, a serious chronic disease in humans that until now can only be cured by transplants. Cirrhosis is the hardening or scarring of t
Naica Crystal Caves (PowerPoint file)
Using tiny brushes and chisels, workers picking at a big greenish-black rock in the basement of North Dakota's state museum are meticulously uncovering something amazing: a nearly complete dinosaur, skin and all.
Answer: They are all aware that GMO frankenfood will kill you. What the U.S. does not want you to know.
Astronomers at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona have released the first images taken using its two giant 8m diameter mirrors.
Both sides of the argument on peak oil.
Nearly 40,000 people learned a trip to the doctor may have made them sick. In a scandal associated with Third World countries, a Las Vegas clinic was reusing syringes for 4 years. Led an outbreak of fatal hepatitis C virus and HIV exposure
Holly Massingill noticed the little slip-ups first. The Austin mother, who once had an "almost photographic" memory, began to stumble over friends' names when introducing them. She would hop in her car and forget where she wanted to go.
The research began with the discovery of black fungus growing on the walls of the damaged, highly radioactive Chernobyl nuclear reactor and collected by robots. The fungus was rich with melanin, the same pigment that gives human skin its color, pr
An Irishman blinded by an explosion two years ago has had his sight restored after doctors inserted his son's tooth in his eye. The procedure used involved his son Robert, 23, donating a tooth, its root and part of the jaw.
Those beautiful snowflakes drifting out of the sky may have a surprise inside ... bacteria. Most snow and rain forms in chilly conditions high in the sky and atmospheric scientists have long known the moisture needs something to cling to in order to
After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.
Scientists have filmed an electron in motion for the first time, using a new technique that will allow researchers to study the tiny particle's movements directly. Previously it was impossible to photograph electrons because of their extreme spee
The total eclipse of the moon on February 20 will be the last one we’ll see until December 2010. In the Americas, the Atlantic, Europe and Africa, people have a ringside seat to tonight’s total eclipse. But in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the ec