Using a laser, scientists can now carry out detailed analysis of a spirit sample no bigger than a teardrop and can even confirm whether it is toxic or not.
A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind. Fewer than half of the 53 mice and other rodents survived the flight.
For the past eight years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. They've just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the program.
Research shows that purified components of ginger may have properties that help asthma patients breathe more easily.
Alterations to the usual glass production process, such as putting the material under stress, can introduce effects that linger even after the material hardens.
Regular consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis, an autoimmune liver disease.
Archaeologist used new analysis techniques to shatter conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged.
A new study looking at sleep-disordered breathing and markers for Alzheimer’s disease risk in cerebrospinal fluid and neuroimaging adds to the growing body of research linking the two.
Scientists have developed a new cell line that rapidly and accurately detects foot-and-mouth disease virus, which causes a highly contagious and economically devastating disease in cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals.
A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth.
A new way of valuing ecosystem services— incorporating the local perspective— is the driving force behind a project assessing aquatic ecosystems in highland areas of Asia.
Researchers asking why pieces of breakfast cereal float toward each other found physics principles in action in their bowls.
The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states.
Apollo 17 astronauts drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle 19.3 nautical miles. That was the farthest total distance for any NASA vehicle driving on a world other than Earth. Now, Opportunity has broken the record that stood for 40 years.
Professors and students will intercept storms as part of a major field project to improve predictions of severe weather and offer earlier warnings to those in its path.