Researchers have designed a new tool to intelligently combine nuclear radioactivity data in Japan. The technology harnesses the power of crowd-sourced radiation data.
Mineral physicists have determined that the iron in Earth's inner core is about 40 percent as strong as previously believed.
A massive telescope in the Antarctic ice has reported the detection of 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos that might have their origin in cosmic sources.
Malaria parasites can “talk” to each other– a social behavior to ensure the parasite’s survival and improve its chances of being transmitted to other humans.
Scientists are reporting that unprocessed, raw cotton may be an ideal, ecologically friendly way to clean up oil spills as it has an amazing ability to sop up oil.
African frogs once imported to laboratories and hospitals around the world may have carried with them a devastating fungal infection thought to be responsible for a rapid, global, decline in amphibians.
Indonesia has approved a two-year extension to a landmark ban on clearing primary rainforests and peatlands.
A deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS can apparently spread from person-to-person as health care workers fell ill after contact with infected patients in eastern Saudi Arabia.
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system.
Engineers have transformed bacterial cells into living calculators that can compute logarithms, divide and take square roots, using three or fewer genetic parts.
Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.
Chinese scientists have conducted an experiment in the high-altitude atmosphere and near-Earth space with the launch of a sounding rocket.
Researchers have developed guidelines that are being used by the timber industry and government foresters to get a jump on climate change when planting trees.
Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates.