Wind and solar energy are considered clean, renewable sources of electricity, but they have a major drawback — the amount of power they generate at a given time depends on the amount of wind and sun at that moment. That doesn't necessarily correlate
A massive crack has split the Pine Island glacier (PIG) in Antarctica, creating an iceberg the size of New York City.
The situation is hotting up at the volcano Popocatepetl in Mexico. This photo from the National Disaster Prevention Centre (CENAPRED) shows a lava dome forming, nestled within the crater walls and hidden by clouds of ash.
Rice could be fertile territory for battery development. The silica-rich husks left over when rice is harvested are normally turned into fertiliser additives, but there is a better solution.
It's not quite as advanced as in Terminator 2, but a way of 3D printing liquid metal could offer a new range of flexible electronics.
WATCHING Andrew McPherson play his new piano is a slightly strange experience. Sometimes his fingers push down on the keys as normal, but at others they waggle or slide all over them.
We don't normally recommend infomercial videos to our readers, but trust us on this one: This commercial for Rustoleum's NeverWet water-repellent spray is mind-boggling.
Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the internet be expanded to include sentient species like them? A new and developing idea from a panel of four great thinkers --
Following on the heels of Angelina Jolie’s widely celebrated decision to remove her breasts ‘preventively’, it is clear that very few folks truly understand how important preventing environmental chemical exposures and incorporating cancer-preventing
Although legumes, such as lentils, chick peas and dried beans are an integral part of diets in other parts of the world, they are generally not featured prominently in western diets.
There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers’ market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local broccoli.
Breathing oxygen-enriched liquid is an old idea, but it's got a few flaws.
This month scientists will release harmless gases in the New York City subway to determine where actual noxious gases could infiltrate the underground transit system.
A group of physicists and biologists has developed a nanotechnology-based technique that promises to increase the speed and sensitivity of diagnosing Lyme disease, a bacterial condition that infects more than 30,000 Americans each year.
The revolution will not be televised. It will be 3D printed.
Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at whichthe equations spit out infinities.
Officials in charge of Europe's ExoMars rover, part of a joint Mars exploration project with Russia, say they are confident the life-seeking robot will reach the Red Planet's surface despite Russia's record of star-crossed Mars missions.
NASA's next Mars rover should hunt for signs of past Red Planet life and collect samples for eventual return to Earth, a team of mission planners has determined.
Monsanto and others look to RNA interference to fight widespread bee-killing mites.
Researchers at MIT, Harvard and the Vienna University of Technology have developed a proof-of-concept optical switch that can be controlled by a single photon and is the equivalent of a transistor in an electronic circuit.
Clad in a white spacesuit with his country's green, white and red striped flag adorning his left shoulder, Luca Parmitano has become Italy's first astronaut to walk in space.
The New York Times ran an article this weekend by Nick Bilton discussing how driverless cars will shape the future in as little as ten years.
As the prospect of robots entering our everyday life becomes more and more of a reality, scientists have become more interested in the relationship between man and machine.
A new deer tick-borne illness that shares many similarities with Lyme disease is causing concern among doctors on the east coast.
Lake Vostok is teeming with life, according to researchers.
SpaceX is testing the prototype Grasshopper in the hope that it will one day replace the “throwaway” rockets that are more commonplace.
New metallic bubble wrap is far stronger than plastic bubble wrap, and more than 50 percent more bendable than flat sheet metal.
Women who freeze their eggs in hopes of improving their fertility later in life feel positive about the experience, but wish they had done it at an earlier age, a new study finds.
The United States is now officially the 5th-most innovative country in the world, the Global Innovation Index (GII) announced today (July 8) in New York.
Astronomers have detected exotic antimatter particles flying from the sun during solar flares — a discovery that could help scientists understand this mysterious sibling to matter.