A new study using an advanced computer model casts doubt on previously held theories about the Yellowstone supervolcano's origins, adding to the mystery of Yellowstone's formation.
The Nullarbor Plain in Australia portrays an arid and treeless landscape. But a pair of scientists believe the region is a "treasure trove" for understanding the planet's climate past.
A new hybrid way to convert sugar into nylon works at room temperature and uses inexpensive materials. The technique combines a genetically engineered strain of yeast with a lead catalyst.
Simple physics may play a larger role than previously thought in helping control key bodily processes such as how the body fights infection.
A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain. A study reveals how a protein that shapes the body's response to stress also drives chronic pain, and so offers new targets for future pain treatments.
Isotope analysis of 2000-year-old skeletons buried in Imperial Rome reveal some were migrants from the Alps or North Africa, according to a study.
The growing popularity of battery-powered cars could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not entirely Earth friendly. Problems can creep in when these batteries are disposed of.
A team at a biotech firm proposed and demonstrated a novel new way of preserving gray matter: by perfusing rabbit and pig brains with preservatives through blood flow before death, preventing damage during freezing and keeping brain intact, down to individual neurons.
Prolonged hammering and chiseling accelerated degenerative arthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter and one of the greatest artists of all time.
Maintaining the versatility of stem cells until the time is right is a major challenge. But mimicking a natural process called diapause can halt stem cells, effectively putting them to sleep for up to two weeks.
Here’s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a spray of droplets, similar to paint that is flung through the air.
A new mutation signature found in cancer cells was suspected to have been created by a family of enzymes found in human cells called the APOBEC3 family.
Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor.
For the first time horses have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human facial expressions. Psychologists studied how 28 horses reacted to seeing photographs of positive versus negative human facial expressions.
This week, John Hopkins announced it has received approval to set up a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. that will enable HIV-positive patients to donate their organs to other HIV-positive patients.