Physicists say it's possible to use the whole earth as a particle detector, to look for evidence of the mysterious 'fifth force'.
Flowers 'advertise' the presence of nectar to bees using electrical signals, say University of Bristol researchers, by indicating whether they've recently been visited by another bee.
The insect repellent DEET is nowhere near as good at repelling mosquitoes as believed, says researchers, with mosquitoes learning to ignore it after just a few hours of exposure.
Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created a fully-functioning artificial ear, using 3D printing and injectable molds.
There's one obvious reason why it's easier for a species to survive a gradual environmental change than a sudden one: more individuals stay alive when change is gradual or moderate, meaning there are more chances for a winning mutation to emerge.
The typical prosthetic limb is a very limited device that usually looks very little like the arm, hand or leg it is meant to replace.
Scientists have shown that similar - or even identical - mutations can take place in completely separate populations of E. coli evolving in different environments over more than 1,000 generations.
Stanford scientists have found a way of observing real-time brain activity in a live mouse, letting them work out where the mouse is in an enclosure on the basis of which neurons are firing.
Just as ancient emperors employed tasters to make sure their food was harmless, so meerkat 'queens' use more junior members of the group as guinea pigs.
Scientists have for the first time discovered complex organic molecules that have survived fossilization, in the form of 350-million-year-old sea creatures found in Ohio, Indiana and Iowa.
The engineering and technology found in the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is quite impressive.
Babies can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures at just seven months old, say scientists.
The scientific community is aflutter after reports, images, and video of a massive meteor explosion in Russia clogged the Internet early Friday morning.
A single mutation around 30,000 years ago appears to be responsible for several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands.
Dogs can pick out faces of other dogs on a computer screen, say researchers, irrespective of breed, showing they can recognize and categorize their own species by sight alone.
Harvard researchers are currently devleoping "soft robots" that are capable of performing all sorts of functions robots made out of rigid materials, such as metal, are unable to do.
Computer scientists say they are now able to reconstruct lost languages using big data computing techniques and machine learning.
It won't come as much of a surprise to most dog owners, but new research has shown that man's best friend is a lot more likely to steal food when nobody's looking, suggesting for the first time that dogs can understand a human's point of view.
Over the past few years, Google has been working to perfect its sophisticated autonomous vehicle technology.
Earth's repeated flip-flopping between greenhouse and icehouse states over the past 500 million years may have been caused by volcanoes at particular spots where enormous amounts of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere.