The space shuttle Discovery, NASA's fleet leader and the world's most-flown spacecraft, arrived in Washington, D.C. Tuesday (April 17), where it will go on permanent display at the Smithsonian later this week.
Water fluoridation is a highly controversial topic, with many individuals voicing massive concern over the practice.
"I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers," Moody wr
A British woman stricken with Parkinson's disease can write for the first time in 15 years after receiving gene therapy.
The first human eggs grown from human stem cells could be fertilized with human sperm cells later this year, potentially revolutionizing fertility treatment for women.
New observations from the Messenger spacecraft suggest a deep reservoir of high-density material exists within Mercury.
The chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society calls for a genomics-based approach.
The planet Venus is now at its peak of visibility in the evening sky this weekend, making now a prime time to spot the bright planet.
A new memory trick may prevent many recovering addicts from relapsing, according to a new study.
Onstage at TED2012, Jack Choi demonstrates a powerful tool for training medical students: a stretcher-sized multi-touch screen of the human body that lets you explore, dissect and understand the body's parts and systems.
The state that once put John Scopes on trial for teaching about evolution is at it again:
Bill Hogan doesn’t take any special vitamins and kale is not a mainstay of his diet.
We have been in this project for more than four years. So we encounter a lot of obstacles along the way and then we solve them one by one, said Poon. Instead of a battery, which takes up lots of space, the device that will be used for travel is po
While no two serial killers are the same, everyone can be classified into one of two large groups: an organized, or a disorganized serial killer.
Researchers said they discovered ancient bacteria resistant to both natural and synthetic antibiotics
By the beginning of the 1980s, after a four decade long lockdown, a re-interest in cannabis arose in the scientific community.
New Mexico-based Virgin Galactic, which now expects to fly its first paying customers in 2013, was told by the U.S. government that the company may fly non-U.S. citizens to the edge of space without first obtaining an export license from the State De
The researchers overcame that problem by using new titanium friction stir welding methods developed by Florida-based Keystone Synergistic Enterprises Inc. with funding from both ONR and the Air Force.
A newborn in Argentina was found very much alive in a morgue by her mother 12 hours after hospital staff had declared the baby dead.
My parents are both geologists," Bechtel tells Co.Exist. "Years ago they got connected with an international group of scientists working on a project called RASCAN, developing a holographic radar device for detecting land mines. During the summer b
In recent years, the Navy’s Fire Scout robotic helicopters have racked up quite a resume: Drug busts off the coast of Latin America, counter-piracy missions off the shores of Africa and even covert surveillance in the skies above Afghanistan.
In the wake of increasing concern about the security of wireless medical devices, a privacy and security advisory board is calling on the government to grant the FDA or other federal entity the authority to assess the security of devices.
The New York City taxi fleet is a machine that runs on data. So why isn't it more intelligent?
Scientists who created mutant forms of bird flu want to see their research published.
Scientists identify gene mutations that contribute to common childhood obesity
Obese and diabetic mothers are more likely to give birth to a child with a developmental disorder such as autism, according to a recent study in Pediatrics.
More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for the causes of autism.
NASA has released an image of a robotic spacecraft approaching the International Space Station, showing how the delicate operation looks from space.
Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.
Exclusive: Lab-grown egg cells could revolutionise fertility - and even banish menopause