A team of international researchers has discovered more proof that areas of North America and Antarctica were connected over a billion years ago. Their evidence predates the formation of the super continent Pangaea.
In what he could represent an important step toward curing HIV, a USC scientist has created a virus that hunts down HIV-infected cells.
Some people are just born good at math, new research indicates, which has found significant differences in the 'number sense' of pre-school children.
Scientists have linked a massive earthquake and the subsequent Tohoku tsunami off the coast of Japan to the creation of large icebergs a hemisphere away.
A bacterium called Geobacter sulfurreducens contains microbial nanowires that can efficiently transmit electricity, holding great promise for nanotechnology and bioelectronics.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a glove with a special fingertip designed to improve the wearer's sense of touch.
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A species of rat has developed the ability to defend itself from predators by smearing its body with a poison it makes itself.
Like Batman is drawn to his symbol, a certain rainforest vine pollinated by bats has evolved to grow dish-shaped leaves that attract the winged creatures using echolocation.
The owners of Seattle's iconic Space Needle plan to celebrate its 50th anniversary by launching one lucky competition winner into space.
High-tech techniques such as GPS could be behind the appearance of crop circles, says physicist Richard Taylor of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon.
By the end of this year, there'll be seven billion people on the planet, a whole billion more than in 1999, according to new UN figures.
Algorithms can do a lot these days. A group of researchers claims to have developed one that allows them to guess the gender of someone using Twitter.
A resurrected catch phrase popularized by The Office for immature boys everywhere, "that's what she said," is almost unavoidable in popular conversation these days.
British engineers have created and flown an aircraft whose entire structure has been printed - wings, integral control surfaces, access hatches and all.
Following a successful test dive in the Pacific, Chinese scientists say they're on course to complete one of the world's deepest ever dives next year.
A group of physicists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) say they've proved that single photons cannot travel faster than the speed of light in vacuum, effectively putting the kibosh on the idea of time travel.
The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson - rather misleadingly known as the God particle - may be nearing its end.
If you didn't already make it a priority to avoid lions and other maneating creatures like wolves, scientists warn you should particularly avoid them right after a full moon when they are the most likely to eat you.
A senior UN official is warning climate change could threaten world peace and exacerbate current crises.