Scientists reported taking the temperature of individual cells in the human body, and finding for the first time that temperatures inside do not adhere to the familiar 98.6 F norm.
A molecule which can stop the formation of long protein strands, known as amyloid fibrils, that cause joint pain in kidney dialysis patients has been identified by researchers.
Scientists describe an advance toward using stem cells in “regenerative medicine” — to grow from scratch organs for transplants and tissues for treating diseases.
Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction, while keeping their muscle tissue.
The use of nitrogen-based fertilizers, which has doubled in the past century, contributes to a rapidly growing environmental threat.
The first nuclear power plant being considered for production of electricity for manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars and other planets may really look like it came from outer space.
With the aid new technology, they have now described aspects of how the pancreas develops during embryonic development and how the so-called islets of Langerhans are distributed in the adult organ.
An unmanned glider streaks over the Pacific Ocean at 20 times the speed of sound could give the military the ability to strike any part of the globe within an hour.
Predicting the near future is vital in guiding behavior and is a key component of theories of perception, language processing and learning.
A new, comprehensive study by an international team of scientists refutes earlier alarmist claims that drought has induced a decline in global plant productivity during the past decade and posed a threat to global food security.
A system uses a network of smartphones mounted on car dashboards to collect information about traffic signals and tell drivers when slowing down could help them avoid waiting at lights.
A supernova discovered is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.
Hot chili peppers are known to make people "tear up,” but a new study found that a nasal spray containing an ingredient derived from hot chili peppers (Capsicum annum) may help people "clear up” certain types of sinus inflammation.
A caesium fountain clock that keeps the United Kingdom's atomic time is now the most accurate long-term timekeeper in the world, according to a new evaluation of the clock that will be published in the October 2011 issue of the international scientific journal Metrologia.