Puffins are funny looking, but appearances aren’t everything. It turns out that the funny little birds are smart enough to “scout out” their own migration routes.
Collision Detector at Fermilabs (CDF) scientists have observed a new particle, the neutral Xi-sub-b.
Caltech researchers have created the first artificial neural network from DNA - a circuit of interacting molecules that can recall memories based on incomplete patterns, just as a brain can.
For smokers hoping to quit, the idea of a quick fix in the form of a "magic" vaccine seemed almost too good to be true. No patches, no gross nicotine gum, just a shot.
Nepal's to carry out its own calculation of the height of Mount Everest, aiming to settle a long-running disagreement with China.
New research has shown that diamonds aren’t forever. Sorry ladies, the commercials are lying to you.
A team at Cornell University has succeeded in actually building a 'temporal cloak' which makes events invisible.
MIT and Harvard researchers say they can edit the genetic code of a living cell, allowing them to give cells new functions such as building proteins not found in nature, or engineering bacteria that are resistant to any viral infection.
New genetic research appears to confirm that the ancestors of modern non-Africans interbred with Neanderthals.
In 1906, a Canadian schooner sailed Lake Ontario carrying 480 tons of coal. Unfortunately for the Queen of the Lakes, she would soon sink to the bottom, unseen for 105 years ...until now.
If you thought reptiles were some of the least intelligent creatures in the animal kingdom, well, you might want to reconsider.
There’s another invention being linked to the long dead innovator Thomas Edison. Scientists are now saying that he may have invented the first talking doll.
Scientists are turning to the Australian and US navies to help protect them from Somali pirates in the western Indian ocean.
We've all suspected it, and apparently it's true: search engines such as Google are destroying our memory.
This is something straight out of every scientist's sweetest dream. Yes, researchers recently found three living rainbow toads that were previously thought to be extinct in the jungles of Borneo.
Young people are much more likely to dream in color, Japanese researchers report - and one reason could be the spread of color television.
Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have developed a way of powering heart pumps wirelessly.
As US policymakers debate cutting science spending, more than 140 scientific societies and universities have joined forces to urge US policymakers not to cut out entire programs.
Physicists at the University of California, Riverside say they've made what could be a big breakthrough in the understanding of antimatter.
Imagine diving in Austrlia's Great Barrier Reef only to see a fish...using a tool.