Online gamers have succeeded where scientists have failed for a decade, successfully deciphering the structure of an AIDS-like retrovirus enzyme.
Even at low concentrations, carbon nanoparticles in the environment could damage human health, say medical researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
A University of Alberta research team has discovered a remarkable collection of Cretaceous feathers trapped in tree resin.
The blood from woolly mammoths is helping scientists develop new blood products for medical procedures such as heart and brain surgery.
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers has created from scratch a new form of yeast that includes synthetic DNA.
German scientists say they're building a 3D printer that can print out artificial blood vessels.
Scientific research could be set for a big decline because of a growing tendency to report only positive findings.
Northwestern University scientists say they've taken a big step towards a handheld device for detecting nuclear weapons and materials such as a 'bomb in a suitcase'.
In a study that could have important implications for the abortion debate, neuroscientists say they've established that fetuses can't distinguish pain from touch until 35-37 weeks gestation – just before they'd normally be born.
Researchers say they've discovered a 'missing link' - a hominid 1.8 million years old that may be our oldest direct human ancestor yet found.
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new strain of a microbe which can efficiently clean up nuclear waste and other toxic metals while generating electricity.
BAE Systems has tested an invisibility cloak that allows a vehicle to blend into its surroundings in the infra-red and other frequencies.
Last Friday, the JET fusion power project went back into operation after the installation of the 'ITER-Like Wall'.
Our ancient human ancestors interbred with other early hominids as well as Neanderthals, new research indicates.
Scientist at Tufts University have developed a single molecule electric motor that measures a mere 1 nanometer across.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have induced light rays to behave in a way that defies the laws of reflection and refraction, while producing some weird fun-house images on the way.
British engineers have built a £1 million Star Trek-style 'sick bay' for the National Health Service, debuting at the Leicester Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency department.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new - they've been around for at least 30,000 years, say scientists at McMaster University.
Researchers at UCLA have built a compact, light-weight, dual-mode microscope that uses holograms instead of lenses, and which they say is ideal for use in developing countries.
An international team of scientists and engineers has drilled down a mile and a half into the epicenter of an earthquake.