Getting superpowers in a game makes people more altruistic, say Stanford researchers, who have found that the ability to fly makes you more willing to help others.
For the first time, researchers have been able to observe the thoughts of a living fish while it engages in its natural behavior.
Paleontology isn't always about tyrannosaurs and pterodons: sometimes it's quite a lot less glamorous.
Cornell University researchers have successfully simulated 25,000 generations of evolution in an effort to determine why biological networks tend to be organized as modules.
A group of researchers has poured scorn on the idea that a comet wiped out the North American Clovis people 13,000 years ago.
The fossil record can show evidence of sexual selection, say researchers, revealing how members of a species attract a mate.
Scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) say they are closer to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin – weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire.
An American research team has successfully drilled through 2,600 feet of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial lake and collect water and sediment samples that have been isolated for thousands of years.
Ancient bones discovered more than a century ago have been identified as a new species of marine super-predator.
Large numbers of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, have been discovered five miles up in the sky.
The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as humans age has been somewhat of an elusive study over the years.
A feathered dinosaur has been discovered that existed way before the bird-like dinosaurs that birds have generally been thought to have evolved from.
The ancient Egyptians associated the dung beetle with the sun, seeing a parallel between the way it rolls its ball of dung and the way the sun moves across the sky.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have managed to develop elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed.
One key way dogs differ from wolves, scientists have discovered, is in their ability to digest starchy foods, indicating that the split between the two species may have come about as dogs adapted to scavenging human leftovers.
Wildlife Conservation Society scientists have discovered a healthy population of lowland tapirs in a network of national parks spanning the Peru-Bolivia border.
Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, University at Buffalo researchers have discovered.
Men, and particularly senior men, are more likely to commit scientific fraud than women, say researchers - who we have to hope we can trust on the matter.
Many present-day Asians and Native Americans are related to humans living some 40,000 years ago in the area near Beijing, an analysis of ancient DNA shows.
Researchers have developed a special treatment for cotton fabric that allows it to absorb large amounts of water from misty air and release it by itself as it warms.