The United States is at risk of ceding its leadership in science, a number of physicists agreed Monday (April 2), though there was less of a consensus on a clear solution to the problem.
Much scientific progress has been made in the 2,000 years since Jesus Christ walked the Earth. In all this time, have scientists managed to replicate his miracles, or does the Son of God still have an edge?
All that glitters is gold under a new thermochemical process developed by Colombian engineers for color-tinting the precious metal to make it look like sapphires, rubies or emeralds.
Nanothermal therapy – the use of nanoparticles to cook a tumor to death
American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science.
Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The earlier cancer is detected, the better the chance of successful treatment and long-term survival.
Paul Allen’s commitment to tackling big questions in neuroscience grows larger still.
If you had a few billion dollars of extra cash, how would you spend it? Over the last few years, the outlet of choice has become deep ocean exploration
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has won worldwide respect for battling disease and starvation in the developing world.
At a minimum, it’s 75% more effective than the ideal material shielding, which is an enormous advantage” said Tripathi. Through validation testing, Tripathi has proven that the concept works. He is currently looking at which configurations will wo
A ground-breaking Russian nuclear space-travel propulsion system will be ready by 2017 and will power a ship capable of long-haul interplanetary missions by 2025, giving Russia a head start in the outer-space race.
Computer giant Apple released a patch this week for its OS X 2012 and 10.6 operating systems about the same time a Russian security company claimed that up to 600,000 Mac computers are being controlled by a piece of malware
A funny thing happens when diesel fuel drops below -30 degrees Fahrenheit: It turns to jelly.
The Royal Canadian Mint has invented a new, digital currency called MintChip intended to be an alternative to using debit and credit cards.
The company, which is less than five years old, has been moving quickly to build a 300-acre algae farm as a large-scale demonstration of its process for making algae oils.
The study of 911 patients showed the treatment also reduced the severity of damage to heart tissue from the heart attack. In patients who received the mixture, 2 percent of heart tissue was destroyed, compared with 10 percent in those who received
Poland will impose a complete ban on growing the MON810 genetically modified strain of maize made by US company Monsanto on its territory, Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said Wednesday.
A scientific conundrum that has puzzled climate experts for years may have been solved with the publication of research showing how an increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere contributed to rising temperatures millions of years ago.
A group of nine medical specialty boards representing 375,000 doctors on Wednesday announced a list of 45 tests and procedures that they say doctors should perform less often or not at all.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin have long had the dream of a hands-free, mobile Google, where search was a seamless process as you moved around the world.
A genotyping test from a Canadian biotech company enables timely personalized drug treatment.
Could this mean better days for electric vehicles?
Security analysts reveal the inner workings of China's efforts to block the Tor anonymity network--and how to get around this censorship
When you think about how to power a distributed network of environmental sensors, the kind we'll want to have in order to connect the entirety of our physical world to the Internet of Things, the answer is obvious: solar power.
Tesla and new fuel-economy standards have already jump-started battery-powered vehicles.
Designer microbes regulate their own pathways to optimize fuel production, boosting yields threefold.
Don't read the fine print on smart-phone apps? A new service eventually could do it for you.
Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, is having a busy year — hopping around the country, cutting ribbons at secret bases and bringing to life the agency’s greatly expanded eavesdropping network.
Just three weeks after after Yahoo filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, the social giant struck back on Tuesday with a counterclaim alleging Yahoo is infringing on 10 of Facebook’s own software patents.