The US is complacent about its ability to cope with earthquakes, says the National Research Council, which has today released a 20-year road map for increasing resilience to quakes.
Worms and fish may be the key to helping people with injured nervous systems.
Engineers have developed a device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample.
China is set to overtake the US as the world's scientific 'superpower' as early as 2013, a major study from the UK's Royal Society has concluded.
Mice that are low on the totem pole have a tough life. It turns out that bullying has some measurable effects on the brain chemistry of mice.
A team of chemists has produced a device that they say can put out fires and could be used by firefighters as an alternative to water or foam.
The cars of the future could be made from pineapples or bananas, Brazilian scentists say.
Big earthquakes don't trigger others far away, a new study from the Royal Geographic Survey and the University of Texas has found.
Scientists are developing a new intelligence test that can be taken by any living creature. It will allow for comparison of intelligence between humans and animals.
Scientists believe they've found an answer to a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors - and that the answer could be a previously-undiscovered phase of matter.
While US personnel in Japan have been issued with supplies of potassium iodide in the event that they need treatment for radiation sickness, it's very much a last-ditch solution.
Geologists have embarked upon an ambitious project to drill through the earth's crust and extract a sample of the mantle.
The path to combining man with machine into a real cyborg may be a little bit clearer thanks to new scientific research.
Religion's on its way out in every one of nine countries studied by a team of scientists.
Stock exchange trades now happen so quickly that the speed of light has become a factor, and exchanges may have to be relocated as a result, say researchers.
Some experimental samples put aside for 50 years have provided new evidence that life on earth could have been kick-started by volcanoes.
A new study from The University of Michigan has found that after being disrupted, mouse brains are able to shift important functions tied to learning and memory.
Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a single lens that can create microscopic 3D images by itself.
Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is already reaching the US, and is more difficult to predict than the weather, say University of Maryland atmospheric scientists.
Thanks to the nuclear disaster in Japan, blame is now being thrown at government officials via WikiLeaks cables.