Microscopic crystalline "flowers" could lead to next-generation batteries and solar power cells, researchers say.
George Takei--an actor some of you may recognize from the original Star Trek series, has a knack for posting viral photos on Facebook.
Residents of the Pacific Northwest who observe an airship hovering in the skies above need not be alarmed. It’s just a team of researchers searching for Sasquatch using cameras mounted on a remote-controlled blimp.
Looks like this 100-million-year old spider didn’t get to enjoy its final meal.
When we think about dinosaurs, it's typically hulking beasts like the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex and the noble triceratops that come to mind.
Astrobiologists have recreated 500 million year-old bacteria then watched them evolve. The plan? To look for universal laws of biological evolution
Giving a whole new meaning to “pregnancy brain,” a new study shows that male DNA — likely left over from pregnancy with a male fetus — can persist in a woman’s brain throughout her life.
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups?
A mouse that escapes predators by shedding patches of its skin may shed light on regeneration and could lead to research that one day helps people heal from wounds and disease, scientists say.
A mother may always have her children on her mind, literally. New findings reveal that cells from fetuses can migrate into the brains of their mothers, researchers say.
Software that enables collaboration between labs could make it easier for doctors to translate genome information.
March 17, 1927, to be exact.
Newly formed emotional memories can be erased from the human brain. This is shown by researchers from Uppsala University in a new study now being published by the academic journal Science. The findings may represent a breakthrough in research on memo
The promise of stem cells seems limitless. If they can be coaxed into rebuilding organs, repairing damaged spinal cords and restoring ravaged immune systems, these malleable cells would revolutionize medical treatment.
Former children's television host and scientist Bill Nye recently captured national media attention when he blasted Americans who believe in creationism and reject Darwin's theory of evolution.
Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells.
The entire honeybee workforce are genetically identical sisters. Analysis of the worker bees' DNA revealed foragers had one pattern of chemical tags on their genes, while those that stayed home had another. When bees swapped one job for the other, th
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University report that they can induce memory-like patterns of activity in slices of brain tissue, and that the slices can store these activity patterns for short periods of time.
Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities.
In conjunction with the continuing intuition research at the Institute of HeartMath, IHM Research Center Director Rollin McCraty said recently the findings of a new study further documents the ability of humans to experience intuition, also known as
Many people have mistakenly believed that the DNA with which we are born is the sole determinant for who we are and will become, but scientists have understood for decades that this genetic determinism is a flawed theory.
We coddle them in a multitude of ways, taking great pains to make sure they are healthy and worry when they are not. When they pass on, the loss for many is as profound as any other. Perhaps we do so much for our pets because, according to a variety
A planetary shift is under way. Many sense this shift internally and we perceive that time is accelerating. It’s hard to keep up.
The results of a gigantic biology project — called ENCODE — were released today. The project covered ten years of effort by over 400 scientists and has culminated in 30 scientific papers published today.
Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have designed a compound that shows promise as a potential therapy for one of the diseases closely linked to fragile X syndrome
Science can make blind mice see again and deaf mice hear — now scent-deprived mice can sniff their surroundings and smell for the first time, after a new gene therapy.
Never mind the Jose Canseco method for dream control. MIT researchers have successfully reached inside the brains of rats and manipulated their dreams using an audio cue conditioned into them during the previous day.
Moises Velasquez-Manoff was on the road to Tijuana, where he’d meet a man who would infect him with hookworms.
What started out as a regular family fishing trip in the Cayman Islands turned into a once-in-a-lifetime experience for photographer Carl Silverstein.
Two people have died from the rodent-borne disease called hantavirus after staying in Yosemite National Park, suggesting that the California park hosts many rodents, especially mice, infected with the virus.