Starting this week, NASA is showing the public the International Space Station in new ways that will highlight all the scientific research, cutting-edge technology testing and even the wonder of living and working in space.
Avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily.
The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a massive submarine earthquake. Now, researchers have shed light on what caused the dramatic displacement of the seafloor off the northeastern coast of Japan.
What’s the best place to conduct a conversation about a confidential or even classified matter? Surprisingly, probably not a conference room designed in accordance with acoustical criteria approved by the Department of Defense.
A new algorithm has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: the sun doesn't always shine. They will add battery packs, from Tesla Motors, that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills.
Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds you down. Now, researchers have discovered that the beverages may also have opposite effects on your genome.
BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions.
Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material.
Researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day.
A low level of daily exposure to a common component of sunlight can cause skin damage at the molecular level after just a few days. The find highlights the need for better sunscreens to protect against these damaging rays, and prevent the process that can cause skin to look old, wrinkled and sagging prematurely.
Medical researchers point to developmental factors as an explanation for why children get less sleep as they become teenagers. But a new study suggests that social ties, including relationships with peers and parents, may be even more responsible for changing sleep patterns among adolescents.
Research conducted in the Bahamas spanning almost two decades shows that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, confirming this behavior for the first time in sharks.
X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents that must be swallowed or injected. A new approach can change that, enabling the most detailed images ever— including clear views of soft tissue without any need for contrast agents.
Using novel techniques to extract and study ancient DNA, researchers have determined an almost complete mitochondrial genome sequence of a 400,000-year-old hominin.