Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method of propelling tiny swimming microbots without using a cumbersome on-board fuel system.
I have long believed that the USA is a profoundly anti-intellectual country, in spite of America’s (paradoxical) belief in its technological and intellectual superiority over the rest of the world.
Mathematicians are working on a vast directory aiming to specify every single possible shape in the universe in up to five dimensions.
A health charity supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has found a new way to inoculate against malaria - using mosquito bites.
Be wary of tweeting physicians, warns a new study, which says that many are behaving unprofessionally.
For a long time scientists have been trying to figure out the physics behind the flea’s jumping ability. New research that was recently published has clarified the science of how fleas jump.
It appears that vertebrates have some distant relatives they didn’t previously know about. New research says that complex species such as humans and starfish are related to two species of lowly marine worms.
Valentine’s Day. There’s one thing on everyone’s mind - kissing, of course. And it’s not just for us boy crazy girls or girl crazy boys, it’s for science. That's right, because in a new book called "The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us," researchers explore the origins of kissing and how the practice of smooching has evolved over the centuries.
Scientists have found their first evidence of gene transfer from humans to bacteria - and, guess what, it's gonorrhea that's the lucky recipient.
A University of Southern California scientist says he's worked out just how much information is being stored by the human race - and there's an awful lot of it. Two hundred and ninety-five exabytes, to be precise.
More great news for Californians. Just a couple of weeks ago, they were told that they were at serious risk of a superstorm - and now they need to prepare for a major quake.
Bacteria usually attack you with toxins designed to hijack or even kill host cells. To avoid self-destruction, bacteria possess a way of protecting themselves from their own toxins.
Numbers above three are incomprehensible to people who don't speak a language that uses symbols for counting, say researchers at the University of Chicago.
Dave Williams of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is a man with a mission: to track down hundreds of 'moon trees' grown from seeds that went to the moon and back with the Apollo 14 mission.
Damaging a patient's nerves during surgery can cause agony - and even paralysis. But nerves are rather hard to see.
Visitors to the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) complex in Brisbane can soon expect to be shown around the facility by a floating donut.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an advanced method of growing nanolasers directly onto a silicon surface.
The more teenage girls use Facebook, the greater their chances of developing eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.
The 'tree of life' model of evolution may turn out to be more tangled and overgrown than thought.
Al "ManBearPig" Gore has taken time out from his busy jet-setting schedule to pontificate about the heavy winter storms pummeling the East Coast.