Taiwanese authorities said Monday they had launched an investigation into allegations that South Korean tech giant Samsung hired students to post malicious comments about local rival HTC online.
As vineyards around the world face the threat of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, one vineyard in France has planned to do its part to reduce its carbon footprint. The business plan makes perfect sense and is one that should be
President Vladimir Putin has announced a space initiative to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down any foreign threats.
Devices inside pills could monitor health issues or deliver targeted cancer drugs.
The H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak in China has already killed 11 people. Here's what's up with it.
Imagine a dark, stormy night in the South Atlantic at the end of December 1832. Aboard the Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Beagle a young naturalist, racked with seasickness, staggers on deck.
From Reefer Madness to Nancy Reagan's famous "Just Say No," we're constantly trying to convince kids that drugs aren't as fun as they think they are.
Scientists have discovered another way to make a kidney — at least for a rat — that does everything a natural one does, researchers reported Sunday, a step toward savings thousands of lives and making organ donation obsolete. The latest lab-made k
For the first time, complete lab-grown kidneys have been successfully transplanted into rats, filtering and discharging urine as a normal kidney would.
Developing a vaccine for the H7N9 strain of bird flu that has killed 10 people in eastern China could take “many months”, US public health experts have said.
What’s all this fuss about silly federal research projects?
President Vladimir Putin on Friday unveiled a new $50 billion drive for Russia to preserve its status as a top space power, including the construction of a brand new cosmodrome from where humans will fly to space by the end of the decade.
Scientists know that music can give intense pleasure by delivering chemical rewards in the brain that are equal to the joy of good food or even sex, but now they think they may have identified the part of the brain where this pleasure starts.
Jem witnesses the awesome power of rockets with the Bloodhound land speed record project.
We're just about a month away from the retail launch of the Leap Motion gesture interface device and while existing videos of the device still amaze, the hacks just keep on coming.
$50 billion: the amount Russia will invest in an ambitious space program to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down foreign threats
When we read on dead trees, do we retain more?
Sounds that are in sync with the brain's slow oscillations help enhance memory, a new study reported.
Amputees often suffer from a phenomenon known as phantom limb syndrome, but researchers now say that non-amputees can also be made to feel phantom limbs, and even pain, when knives are jabbed into nonexistent hands.
Money doesn't grow on trees — but gold might.
Copper's newfound ability to shake off oxygen attached to its surface could allow it to act as a catalyst for a long-sought reaction, causing oxygen molecules to bind with propylene molecules in the way that forms propylene oxide.
A new artificial leaf that can produce energy using only water and sunlight is now able to now heal itself.
The incredible journey through the human body depicted in the 1966 film "Fantastic Voyage" might soon be possible.
She walked with a knock-kneed gait, with a heel like a chimp but the upright posture of a human, and she may provide the most complete evidence yet of early man's closest ancestor, scientists say.
Quantum computers promise to perform certain types of operations much more quickly than conventional digital computers
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking warns human beings won’t survive “without escaping” from the “fragile” planet.
A Pentagon-funded team of scientists have constructed a machine that functions like a human brain and would enable robots to think independently and act autonomously.
Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has sprung yet another leak of radioactive water, its operator said on Thursday, the latest in an increasingly long line of mishaps to rattle public confidence.
In a landmark case which could alter the course of US medical research and the battle against diseases such as breast and ovarian cancer.
Which makes it the most expensive letter ever sold at auction