Wine-lovers take note, scientists have found that it’s not only the vintage and type of grape that can affect the taste of your favourite tipple; the type of microbes present may play a role as well.
The ambitious attempt to drill through two miles of ice to reach an Antarctic lake has been called off, following problems with the boiler used to heat water for drilling.
The news that the sabre-tooth cat became extinct despite the fact that it was ‘well-fed’ deepens the mystery of why they disappeared from America 12,000 years ago.
Erratic changes in the East African climate around two million years ago may have been the driving force behind human evolution, say researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University.
The press releases don't stop coming at this time of year; but they do change character slightly. And this year in particular, I'm hearing from a lot of hospitals and academics, and all they seem to want to do is scare me.
Scientists have discovered that mountains on the Hawaiian island of Oahu are dissolving from within.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…swarm of ping pong balls?
Upending the stereotypical image of the flat countryside of Flanders, a new low-energy house built by the Belgian design firm AST 77 mixes modernism and organic materials to blend into a steep, forested hillside near Rotselaar, Belgium.
Scientists at MIT recently used cell phone data to track traffic in congested areas of the San Francisco bay area and Boston, Massachusetts.
Scientists believe the extinct giant Miocene piranha had one of the strongest bites ever recorded in any fish or land animal.
MIT researchers have discovered a completely new type of magnetism, theorized but never before observed.
Opposable thumbs: one of the features that separates us from other apes, a contributor to the tool use that's made us the dominant species on the planet. Makes you feel quite smug, right? Well, not so fast.
Paelontologists uncovered the fossil remains of a new species of ‘mososaur’, the first of its kind to have lived in fresh-water.
Scientists at the University of Manchester, UK, used a synchrotron to reveal previously unseen anatomy in a lizard fossil.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that keep on working even while they're stretched up to eight times their original length.
The portable pollution sensor known as ‘Citisense’ delivers real-time data on air quality to the user’s mobile and home computer.
Egyptologists say they believe they've established the truth about the death of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses III 3,000 years ago. And, just as an ancient papyrus suggests, they say, conspirators murdered him by slitting his throat.
A new study has found that many microbes are able to cross the Pacific Ocean on dust plumes.
New research suggests arctic hurricanes should be included in climate models.
An ambitious attempt to drill deep into an Antarctic lake buried by two miles of ice has run into major difficulties.