U.S. states with the least restrictive gun laws are among those with the highest rates of firearm-related violence such as homicides, suicides and assaults, according to a study of national crime data.
There’s something mysterious happening in Iowa—a massive data center is going up, thought to be the home of a next-generation facility from Apple, Google, or another major provider.
A new and deadly virus that has killed 11 of the 17 patients treated for it in the Middle East and Britain appears to cause an infection deep in the lungs, researchers said.
Chinese authorities on Thursday reported a man in the eastern province of Zhejiang has been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, the tenth human case of the disease which has claimed three lives.
Researchers at Virginia Tech announced Thursday that their latest breakthrough in hydrogen extraction technology could lead to widespread adoption of the substance as a fuel due to its ease of availability in virtually all plant matter.
British scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to findings released Thursday.
Scientists use a computer model to predict dream imagery from MRI scans.
Capable of sensing people over a large area, this radar can find and track people hiding in the desert.
Even if a nuclear bomb exploded far enough away for you to survive the blast, the radiation could still kill you.
As presently used in medicine, silver compounds may be divided roughly into two general classes, namely, the soluble silver salts such as the nitrates and citrates, and the relatively insoluble compounds such as the oxides, halogen salts (chlorides a
Japanese bakeries are known for their myriad types of bread—sweet bean bun, tuna cheese bread, custard pastry—and lots of them look alike.
Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on the US West Coast are 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hyperthyroidism.
Europe launched its first space weather coordination centre Wednesday to raise the alarm for possible satellite-sizzling solar storms that also threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity grids on Earth.
Scientists on a quest for an antibody-based AIDS vaccine said Wednesday they found promising clues in the uncommonly “robust” natural immune response of a patient in Africa.
Almost unknown to the public, a constellation of satellite guardians is flying overhead, and all it takes is a phone call for them to intervene when a country is hit by a storm, earthquake, tsunami or flood.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed an effort to map the brain’s activity in unprecedented detail, as a step toward finding better ways to treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s, autism, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.
New partnerships could help bring a novel class of biopharmaceutical to patients.
Energ2’s nanostructured carbon anodes can boost lithium-ion battery capacity by 30 percent.
With no one buying new equipment, solar companies are looking to make the best of existing technology.
Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.
Using nuclear power for energy instead of coal has prevented almost 2 million pollution-related deaths around the world, and could save millions more lives in the future, according to a new paper.
Scientists have been studying them to understand how astronauts' immune systems may change in space.
It’s amazing how frustrating it can be to drive in L.A. Superhighways are jam-packed, cars crawl along in the worst rush hour of your life even though it’s only 2 p.m., and yet no one rides the scary subway.
Italy on Tuesday announced plans to raise the legal limit for buying electronic cigarettes to 18 years from a previous 16, citing the high dose of nicotine inhaled when using the smokeless product.
Smartphones using the Android platform boosted their US market share in recent months, extending their lead over Apple’s iPhone, a new survey shows.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a $100 million project to map the intricate inner mysteries of the human brain, targeting cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Now, geologists can identify rock types containing rutile and follow the changes in temperature and pressure that they have been exposed to throughout its history, even if rutile is barely visible to the naked eye. Previously, researchers had to inve
Several firms are now coming to market with designs that they say address those concerns, opening the door to the possibility that battery backups for renewables could one day form a constellation of self-sufficient microgrids far more resilient than
When restaurant manager Eric Moger surprised his girlfriend by proposing over Christmas dinner, he could have no idea that less than a year later his life and appearance would be changed beyond recognition.
Anti-GMO conspiracy theorists should stick to quack science and retreat from their misguided foray into regulatory analysis.