The head of the organization that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty says he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health care experts, as they consider whether it is worth the $1,000-a-pill price set by manufacturer Gilead Sciences.
As towns across Cape Cod struggle with problems stemming from septic systems, a recent study by a biogeochemist focused on one specific toxic by-product: mercury. In a study of local groundwater, he found that microbial action on wastewater transforms it into more mobile, more toxic forms of the element.
According to researchers studying the rings of ancient trees in mountainous central Mongolia, the rise of the great leader Genghis Khan and the start of the largest contiguous empire in human history was propelled by a temporary run of nice weather.
Alan Turing’s accomplishments in computer science are well known, but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry. Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, the process by which identical cells differentiate. Now, 60 years after Turing’s death, researchers have provided the first experimental evidence that validates Turing’s theory in cell-like structures.
If you're having some drinks this St. Patrick's Day weekend, remember to have a designated driver, otherwise you may end up on the business end of a breathalyzer on the side of the road.
You don't just need to rely on hot dogs and pizza to make a buck at concession stands. A study examined sales, revenues and profits at a booster-run concession stand that offered healthy food items, from apples to string cheese, and found the club registered stable sales and revenue, while profits remained intact.
Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says.
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins.
Researchers report that a new technique to fight crop insect pests may affect different insect populations differently.
A new project has been assessing the archaeoacoustical value of the Welsh bluestones used to create Stonehenge.
Consumers’ desire for visually appealing meat, and the genetic science behind producing such a trait has been explored in a recent paper that described key industry findings on the quality of Australian Lamb.
A startup is retrofitting gas and diesel commercial vans and trucks with fuel-saving “add-on” electric powertrains whose batteries are charged through energy generated by braking.
This image is a view of South America and portions of North America and Africa from the Mercury Dual Imaging System’s wide-angle camera aboard NASA’s MESSENGER.
While farmed salmon are genetically different to their wild counterparts, they are just as fertile. This is important because millions of farmed salmon escape into the wild– posing threats to wild gene pools.