The transition from girlhood to womanhood has been hailed by some poets as the 'great awakening' and the 'birth of Venus.' But for Irish woman Kate Quinn the magical metamorphosis from gangly caterpillar to soaring butterfly never happened. She'
What if the lenses could look inside of you to diagnose, monitor and even treat disease? Sound far-fetched? Well, it may not be too far away.
Late last month, Iran put on display what it insisted was a captured American stealth drone. At the time, Tehran claimed it brought down the RQ-170 with a sophisticated electronic attack.
If their islands are deluged by rising seawater, the people of the Maldives would have to evacuate, becoming the first refugees driven from their homes by global warming.
Russian authorities are considering creating a reserve stock of Russia’s main natural resource – oil. They say it would provide a more flexible oil export policy as well as affect domestic prices.
The Russian Defense Ministry announces plans for extensive new early-warning radar system as talks with US and NATO over the controversial European missile defense system hit the wall.
Thanks to researchers at Taiwan’s Tsing Hua University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, salmon is also good sandwiched between two electrodes.
Nowadays, nearly one in three American military aircraft is a drone, according to a congressional report, a 40-fold increase in the drone army from just a few years ago
The head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos--you know, the one that hasn’t enjoyed a lot of success lately--isn’t sure exactly why Russia’s doomed Phobos-Grunt mission failed to fire its engines and escape Earth’s orbit on a trajectory for Mars.
A new DNA reader could bring genetics to medical clinics. After years of predictions that the “$1,000 genome” – a read-out of a person’s complete genetic information for about the cost of a dental crown – was just around the corner, a U.S. company
mice to associate a taste, such as sugar water, with an immunosuppressive drug. They found that after repeated conditioning, ingest-ing the sugar water alone could tamp down the animals’ immune response.
If cleaning carbon dioxide from the atmosphere was easy, we’d already be doing it. But carbon capture has proven to be a tough technology to feasibly roll out on a grand scale, and that means all the things we do that produce carbon dioxide emission
e team has discovered that when mice with Type 1 Diabetes are injected with myelin protein — the insulating material that coats neurons — they experience the periods of relapsing and remitting disability associated with brain lesions in humans. And f
dihydromyricetin inhibited alcohol's effect on the brain's GABAA receptors, specific sites targeted by chemicals from brain cells. Alcohol normally enhances the GABAA receptors' influence in slowing brain cell activity, reducing the ability to com
Fast-track warming in Europe is making butterflies and birds fall behind in the move to cooler habitats and prompting a worrying turnover in alpine plant species
Researchers show that they can make more efficient use of the airwaves than previously thought. But now Congress has to notice.
Earth could be entering a new Ice Age within the next millennium, but it might not, the deep freeze averted by warming from increased carbon dioxide emissions. Humans could be thwarting the next glacial inception, a new study says.
Future parents may want to be careful naming their children after a new study revealed a poor first name could have major consequences.
Cognitive skills can start to fall from the age of 45, not from around the age of 60 as is commonly thought, according to research published on Friday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
The South Korean Ministry of Justice is hiring, but they’re not looking for human help at the moment: they want robo-cops.
Scientists said Thursday they have designed tiny wires, 10,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the same electrical capacity as copper, in a major step toward building smaller, more potent computers.
A man left unable to walk by a tumour on his right leg that weighs more than the rest of his body went under the knife in Vietnam on Thursday to have the growth removed, hospital officials said.
It just might be the most convoluted spy program in the Pentagon’s history: Fly a balloon up to 60,000 feet, and have it unleash a drone. Then, have that drone deploy several smaller surveillance drones that glide to the ground and collect data.
The Pentagon will delay acquisition of more than 100 early-model Joint Strike Fighters, a bid to save up-front money and to give more time for testers to work out the finicky F-35 warplane’s many technical kinks.
Anonymous has come a long way in a few short years, graduating from filling the web with Pedobears and Rickrolls to fighting oppressive regimes and trying to get revenge on the companies that cut off WikiLeaks.
A Romanian man has been arrested in a $1.5 million card-skimming operation that targeted 40 ATMs belonging to HSBC branches in New York.
Computerized sleeves may soon allow manufacturing bosses to monitor and record workers’ moves and mine them for efficiency data.
If you’d like software projects that might one day send your code to Mars or on a deep space mission, NASA has some code for you to hack on. The Space Agency recently unveiled a new website, home for NASA’s various open source software projects.
A new conversion process promises zero carbon emissions during production—but some question whether it will scale.
Large sheets made from carbon nanotubes could lead to lighter aircraft and more resilient space probes.