Skeletons dug up by Crossrail, a massive railway project in London, are giving scientists a more detailed look at the bubonic plague, or Black Death, that swept through Europe in the 1300s.
From robotics to optics and forgery prevention to solar cells, biomimicry has proven fertile ground for researchers.
The ability to link human brains to machines, create new life forms and build Star Trek-style disease detectors will be the focus of a new Defense Department office soon.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the US Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium that could yield a new source of high-energy hydrocarbon fuel for rocketry and other aerospace uses.
Next time you find yourself walking along a beach, stop for a second and shift your focus from the obvious beauty of the ocean to what’s underneath your feet.
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The concept of living electronics is one of the stranger rabbit holes sci-fi has taken us down. The idea that some component of your starship's computer could one day be alive, in a biological sense, can cause a number of conflicting emotions.
One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.
This moss was around at the dawn of the Roman Republic.
U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed to release a little bit of water to restore some of the delta habitat.
If everything is going the way that it's supposed to be going, the only pieces of your brain that you can actually see are the terminuses (termini?) of your optic nerves deep inside your eyeballs. And that's probably for the best, because brains aren
Vending machines generally offer up sodas, candy bars and chips. Not so for the one created by TED Fellow Gabe Barcia-Colombo.
A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.
For a long time, we’ve known that spider’s silk is the bee’s knees. It’s so incredibly dense and possesses such herculean strength that it can theoretically be used to create bulletproof skin (skin, not just vests). And it conducts heat far better th
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Researchers attached cameras to the fins of sharks then set them free to do their thing
The new method relates the photo-protective capacity of a plant to the intensity of environmental light by measuring the fluorescence of chlorophyll.
Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken's most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials such as self-organizing colloids, or optics can transmit light with the efficiency of a crystal and the flexibility of a
The notion of 3D printed biological tissue holds all kinds of possibilities for drug testing and the reparation of damaged cells, though replicating the complexities of human tissue in a lab presents some very big challenges.
Behold the mongoose plant!
"We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants," said state representative Jerry Anderson, who is also a former science teacher.
By combining quantum mechanical quirks of light with a technique called photonic force microscopy, scientists can now probe detailed structures inside living cells like never before.
Oddly missing from this recounting is any extended focus on the ivory-billed woodpecker itself. Granted, the bird has been invisible for decades, a presence notable largely for its absence. Still, the book might have given us the animal's history in
Scientists have found a new way of keeping track of whale populations. Using high-resolution images taken by satellites high up in orbit, scientists are now able to count individual whales in the world's oceans.
Scuba divers, Warren Murray and David Malvestuto, wrestled with a curious giant Pacific Octopus that tried to take their camera.
Researchers at Yale have identified a protein from tarantula venom that can be used to treat pain.
Studying dinosaur bones and physiology can only teach us so much about how dinosaurs actually walked the Earth. Because dinosaurs called theropods are related to modern birds, a few researchers thought they could study how they walk using chickens.
Scientists manage to get a non-regenerative worm to grow a new head
The silent missiles that flit between the planets have been blamed for some of the largest exterminations that life on Earth has had to endure: However you like your mass extinctions, high on the list of potential triggers is usually a close encounte