There are 8.7 million species on Earth, according to the latest estimate, claimed to be far more precise than any before.
Basic biology textbooks may require some major revisions soon. That’s because biologists at UC San Diego have discovered some new information about our basic genetic material.
Ohio State University engineers are getting pretty handy with a sewing machine, working on ways to incorporate radio antennas directly into clothing using plastic film and metallic thread.
People have always wondered what society can do to discourage criminal activity. Well, it turns out that all you have to do to fight crime is spread happiness.
Scientists say they've found the world's oldest fossils, the remains of tiny creatures that lived 3.4 billion years ago in a pre-oxygen world.
A new analysis conducted by the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine claims that moderate social drinking can help reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment.
A Dutch artist says she's succeeded in creating a substance based on human skin which can stop a bullet in its tracks.
University of Leeds engineering students have found a way to let surgeons keep their sense of touch when carrying out keyhole surgery.
A new robot designed to search out trapped miners in the event of an accident can navigate through 18 inches of water, crawl over boulders and rubble piles, and move in ahead of rescuers to evaluate dangerous environments.
Oxygen may have been sustaining life in Earth's oceans long before there was any trace of it in the atmosphere.
Tiny amounts of radioactive sulfur reached California after the Fukushima nuclear disaster - but it's nothing to worry about, say scientists.
An average of six hours a day in front of the box could shorten life expectancy by almost five years - about the same as other well-known risk factors such as smoking.
Two new detectors in China have started recording the interaction of antineutrinos in an experiment that could help explain why matter predominates over antimatter in the universe.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have concluded that enhanced tree growth in tropical forests could stimulate micro-organisms and lead to a release of stored soil carbon.
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed an anti-date rape device that can detect whether a drink's been spiked and warn the victim.
Researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Lab say they've designed a drug that could potentially cure the common cold, flu and even Ebola as well as other viral diseases.
A thin, wearable brain-machine interface could allow patients to be monitored outside of hospital, or let soldiers communicate silently in the field.
An international team of scientists has designed an ultra-thin, self-adhesive electronics device capable of measuring data about the heart, brain waves and muscle activity.
NIST physicists have for the first time linked the quantum properties of two separated ions by manipulating them with microwaves instead of the usual laser beams.
CERN is asking for your help in looking for the Higgs boson - not that it thinks you've got one down the back of the sofa or anything.