Astronomers have resolved a major problem in their understanding of a class of stars that undergo regular outbursts by accurately measuring the distance to a famous example of the type.
A new biomechanics laboratory will provide cutting-edge research and intervention strategies for...
Tomatoes, said to be the world’s most popular fruit, can be made both better-tasting and longer-...
Few have laid eyes on many the Galapagos islands that remain closed to tourists. But soon the curious will be able to explore these places— which inspired Charles Darwin— from their computers or mobile devices.
Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.
A report is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and treat physical education as a core subject.
California legislators have introduced an "extended producer responsibility" bill that would require manufacturers to figure out how to keep the most common plastic junk out of state waterways.
The temperature in the permafrost in the Canadian high Arctic is nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars. So the recent discovery of a bacterium that is able to thrive at –15 C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, is exciting.
A marine research expedition has led to the discovery of perhaps the world’s largest methane cold seep.
For 30 years, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out sweet-tasting bait mixed with poison. But in the early 1990s, a formerly effective product stopped working.
A new hub will strengthen the global hunt for asteroids and other hazardous natural objects that may strike Earth.
Researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used.
Campus Biotech is going to be a shared space for universities and industry that should bring new life and fresh investment to the biotechnology sector and generate a vast range of opportunities for both scientists and entrepreneurs.
Scientists have used electron microscopy imaging techniques to settle a solid-state controversy and raise new experimental possibilities.
Biogenics Research Chamber, an allergy testing, has broken ground on an extension. The new facility will house a large allergy exposure chamber, a specialty chamber and eye examination rooms.
How little we know about what our ancestors really ate for dinner, with Richard Wrangham (0:00). How the field of neuroscience has changed over the past 25 years, with Eric Kandel (8:17). How countries are working to shape economic and social policies on biotechnology, even as the field is rapidly growing, with Jim Philp (15:15). Plus, sample a selection of the hottest new papers from Cell Press (21:43).
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.