In the beginning was the equation - and University of Michigan researchers say they've demonstrated mathematically that it's possible to make something out of nothing.
Remember when it was suddenly not OK to leave water bottles in the sun or to drink from canteens made of plastic that contained BPA?
MIT's well-known Product Engineering Processes class - aka 2.009 - has come up with its inventions for the year, all of which are food-related.
New research has disclosed a completely new mechanism for vision, showing it's still possible to see even when the retina has been completely destroyed.
Technology enthusiasts know that getting lost has almost become a thing of the past thanks to global positioning systems (GPS). But if GPS fails you, what can you do? A shoe-embedded radar system could soon be a useable backup option that may help you find your way.
Pregnant women who regularly use mobile phones may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems, especially if those children start using a phone early themselves, new research shows.
An MIT designer has created a wallet that becomes harder to open as you run out of money.
The good news: scientists have discovered a completely new type of bacterium that could help with the disposal of old ships and oil rigs. The bad news: it's eating the Titanic.
Researchers at Northwestern University have nanoengineered a new kind of fiber that they say is tougher than Kevlar.
What do driving and football have in common? Crashes, collisions, and injuries, of course!
MIT's taken a step closer to practical fusion power with a technique that removes the contaminants that slow fusion reactions.
NASA scientists have discovered the first known microorganism (GFAJ-1) on Earth capable of reproducing and thriving on a highly toxic chemical known as arsenic.
Ménage à trois? Wild orgies? One night stands? Who says science can't be sexy?
A medical team believes it's developed an effective vaccine against the most common type of brain cancer, and is about to try it out on human subjects.
A cognitive science professor and his team say they've applied a new psychology theory to create a computer program that can mimic creative human problem solving.
A University of Missouri researcher says it's possible to replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles - with cinnamon.
A new cap badge could allow immediate diagnosis of the severity of exposure to explosive blasts on the battlefield.
US scientists are significantly more likely to publish fake research than scientists from elsewhere, a study of officially withdrawn studies shows.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found an elixir of youth - for mice, at any rate.
A surprised team of international scientists recently discovered that sea sponges - one of Earth's oldest life forms - share almost 70 percent of the same genes as human beings.