Paleontologists have named two new horned dinosaurs based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada.
The US military currently fields a number of non-lethal weapons systems to disperse hostile crowds without resorting to deadly force, including beanbag rounds and rubber bullets.
What would happen if you jumped into a lake and then, still wet, went swimming in the ocean?
The detailed feather pattern and color of Microraptor - a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago - once boasted a glossy iridescent sheen.
During the 1950s, '60s and '70s, scientists experimented with LSD in the treatment of various disorders, including alcoholism.
There's long been suspicion that Charles Darwin revised his ideas on natural selection after receiving a letter from fellow naturalist Alfred Wallace.
A proposed new time-keeping system could make atomic clocks look positively erratic, staying accurate to one twentieth of a second over 14 billion years - the age of the universe.
Scientists have for the first time been able to peer inside an atom made entirely of antimatter and take a look at its internal structure.
Scientists at the US' Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory say they too have spotted signs of the Higgs boson in the same mass range as has been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
The long-ago extinctions of some of the world's largest animals were caused by both human activity and natural climate change, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Spider silk conduct heat as well as metals do, an Iowa State University professor has discovered.
British and canadian researchers have confirmed that a 505 million-year-old creature is the most primitive known vertebrate - and therefore the ancestor of us all.
It may not look particularly appealing to the likes of you or me, but the robot fish shown above is so cool that real ones will follow its lead.
Ever wished the people around you had a mute button? Two Japanese researchers did. And they've done something about it, inventing a device called the SpeechJammer that cuts annoying speakers off in mid-stream.
The United States Navy has been working to design a railgun that can be easily fitted to battleships and other surface craft to bolster the military's current arsenal.
He was predisposed towards heart problems, suffered from Lyme disease and was lactose intolerant - and he died over 5,000 years ago.
Upper-class people are more likely to engage in a whole range of unethical behaviors, say psychologists, who have carried out the experiments to prove it.
Most of the genes thought to be linked to human intelligence have nothing to do with it at all, according to Harvard researchers.
European Neanderthals were on the verge of extinction even before moderns humans arrived on the scene, a DNA analysis has shown.
Researchers have uncovered a direct link between global temperatures and body size, leading them to conclude that future climate change could mean species getting smaller.