Researchers announced the discovery of a nearly complete, articulated skeleton of a new tiny, tree-dwelling primate dating back 55 million years.
A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government should let nature cull the herds.
A sensor that relies on reflected light to analyze biomedical and chemical samples now has greater sensitivity, thanks to a carpet of gold nanoparticles.
Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded.
Scientists are reporting development and successful lab tests on the first potential drug to pack a lethal one-two punch against melanoma skin cancer cells.
Bubbles in a champagne glass may add a festive fizz to the drink, but microscopic bubbles that form in a material called metallic glass can signal serious trouble.
Researchers have demonstrated a method for "temporal cloaking" of optical communications, representing a potential tool to thwart would-be eavesdroppers and improve security for telecommunications.
Infants fed formula, rather than breast milk, experience metabolic stress that could play a part in the long-recognized link between formula-feeding and an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other conditions in adult life.
A bright dwarf galaxy, which is relatively close to Earth’s Milky Way and trailing fireballs, is the first clear example of a galaxy in the act of dying.
A chemical that’s often the key ingredient in IEDs can be quickly and safely detected in trace amounts by a new polymer.
Scientists have identified key acoustic characteristics of the 2011 Japan earthquake that indicated it would cause a large tsunami. The technique could be applied worldwide to create an early warning system for massive tsunamis.
The U.S. Green Building Council, creators of the LEED green building program, announced today a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the 112 countries where LEED has yet to take root.
A protein that costs the sheep industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year may also pave the way to an antidote for chemical warfare agents.
When the population of a city doubles economic productivity goes up by an average of 130 percent. Researchers believe it is because increased urban population density gives residents greater opportunity for face-to-face interaction.