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.
Almost 80 years after Einstein referred to quantum entanglement as ‘spooky action at a distance’, scientists have found a new form of entanglement involving three particles instead of just two.
British academics are denying a report by the Daily Telegraph that they have conclusive evidence that a body found beneath a Leicester parking lot is that of Richard III.
As more electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids hit the streets, one of the challenges will be managing the power grid requirements for these cars when they are having their batteries recharged at all hours.
Archaeologists have uncovered a continuous record of some of the earliest human populations in Africa.
Scientists have identified a new species of slow loris in the jungles of Borneo, Indonesia.
A word to the wise: never, ever, take a rhesus monkey out clubbing - it'll dance more embarrassingly than your dad.
The 12 matter particles we know about are all the types there are, according to researchers analysing CERN data.
A University of Oregon scientist has made the controversial claim that ancient multicellular fossils long thought to be ancestors of early marine life are in fact land-dwelling lichen or other microbial colonies.