Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to us by smelling the carbon dioxide we exhale, being capable of tracking us down even from a distance. New research has found a key target that could be useful to disrupt host-seeking behavior and thus aid in the control of disease transmission.
Researchers have developed a technique to form a virtual wall for oily liquids that will help confine them to a certain area, aiding researchers who are studying these complex molecules.
The engineering feat that enables a device to jolt a dangerously misbehaving heart back to its normal rhythm and save millions of lives is featured in a new video.
A combination of pop songs, talkback radio and cutting-edge science has enabled astronomers to identify a way to prevent catastrophic, multi-billion dollar space junk collisions.
Scientists have advanced a magnetic resonance imaging technology that may provide a breakthrough for screening liquids at airport security.
Observers definitely saw Comet ISON brighten and change in November. If the comet survives perihelion— its closest approach to the sun— it will be visible both before dawn and after sunset this December.
Researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world’s tiniest soldering iron.
ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation has a four year mission. It will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our planet’s core to the heights of its upper atmosphere.
Thanksgiving is a holiday packed with cherished family traditions. But there's always room to experiment, right? Bytesize Science’s latest video features five tips for a better Thanksgiving through chemistry.
Researchers have developed a new process with global significance for working cellulose into a textile fiber.
Those who study hydrophobic materials are familiar with a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water droplet to bounce away from such a surface. But researchers have now found a way to burst through that perceived barrier, reducing the contact time by at least 40 percent.
Sophisticated new computer algorithms that mimic the law of physics are being used to forecast global air pollution levels.
Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor algae.
Researchers have demonstrated a method for using a lab-on-a-chip device and a cellphone to determine a concentration of molecules, such as HIV RNA molecules, in a sample.
Researchers are developing technology that allows people to control robots with their minds. These brain-computer interface devices could be used for manufacturing, medicine and other fields.
Billions of years ago, Mars was a very different world with liquid water flowing in long rivers that emptied into lakes and shallow seas. A thick atmosphere blanketed the planet and kept it warm. But that's not how things turned out.