When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way.
It's like whale-watching, but from the comfort of your own home.
Wow...This 3200 Year Old Tree Is So Huge It's Never Been Captured In A Single Image. Until Now. (VIDEO)
BI Answers: How long could you survive on Mars wearing only jeans and a T-shirt?
In what could mark a significant breakthrough in the treatment of heart disease, researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have successfully repaired damaged tissue in monkey hearts using cells created from human embryonic stem cells.
Basically, Cupriavidus metallidurans can eat toxins and poop out gold nuggets.
A few weeks ago an 80-foot-long blue whale carcass washed up in the tiny Newfoundland town of Trout River, after dying when heavy ice broke out in the seas.
An international team of scientists has developed a process that allows them to pinpoint a person’s geographical origin going back 1,000 years.
Ever forget your glasses and need to see something, like read a menu or a text on your phone? Here's an awesome trick posted on YouTube from Minutephysics.
Bill Gates posted the graphic below to his blog on April 25. It shows how many people are killed by different species of animal every year. The big red block at the bottom might surprise you:
Studying how mantises see in 3-D could provide clues about how 3-D vision evolved in the natural world and lead to new techniques in implementing 3-D recognition and depth perception in computer vision and robotics.
We humans set a premium on our own free will and independence ... and yet there's a shadowy influence we might not be considering. As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing talk, parasites have perfected the art
Did you know that caffeine doesn't actually give you energy?
The age of bioengineering is upon us, with scientists' understanding of how to engineer cells, tissues and organs improving at a rapid pace. Here, how this could affect the future of our physical bodies.
And the flowers are not like Earth flowers
“Where were you born, in a barn?” my dad used to ask when I left doors wide open. Forget about that being a silly question, on account of him being there when I was born in a hospital. Really, we could have avoided all that heartache in the first pla
Four new species of bugs discovered in Brazil defy the laws of gender: the females have penises, the males have vaginas.
For a biologist, few things are more exhilarating than discovering an animal in the wild that was thought to be extinct.
The Devonian, a geological period that took place about 400 million years ago, is best known as the Age of the Fishes. And there was certainly an incredible amount of fish diversity that occurred. At the same time, however, plants began to take a ser
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses
Stem cells are highly promising for the treatment of everything from HIV to leukemia to baldness. In many cases, however, a great number of them must be used in order have a noticeable effect, which makes treatments impractical or expensive.
The women have Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, which gives them underdeveloped vaginas and uteruses.
And they might save us all.
It may not be to quite the same level achieved by Victor Frankenstein, but work by a team from the University of Edinburgh is likely to have significant real-world implications in the field of regenerative medicine. For the first time, the team has s
Imagine you've been bitten by a snake and before an anti-venom was able to be administered, the poison ate its way through the muscle in your shin, effectively crippling you.
A chemical trigger regrows the thymus of a living mouse
Oarfish, including the 36-foot-long (11 meters) giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne), normally elude human eyes in the depths of the oceans. However, a lucky group of tourists recently filmed two oarfish in the shallow, coastal waters of Baja, Mexico. Th
Their brains may be tiny, but these rats seem every bit as intelligent as your average dog (or maybe even more intelligent!) It’s truly amazing that you can train a tiny little rat to do all of these things! Truly, mindblowing!
We’re in the midst of an extinction crisis, and it doesn’t involve Siberian tigers.
Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.