Scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) say they are closer to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin – weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire.
An American research team has successfully drilled through 2,600 feet of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial lake and collect water and sediment samples that have been isolated for thousands of years.
Ancient bones discovered more than a century ago have been identified as a new species of marine super-predator.
Large numbers of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, have been discovered five miles up in the sky.
The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as humans age has been somewhat of an elusive study over the years.
A feathered dinosaur has been discovered that existed way before the bird-like dinosaurs that birds have generally been thought to have evolved from.
The ancient Egyptians associated the dung beetle with the sun, seeing a parallel between the way it rolls its ball of dung and the way the sun moves across the sky.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have managed to develop elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed.
One key way dogs differ from wolves, scientists have discovered, is in their ability to digest starchy foods, indicating that the split between the two species may have come about as dogs adapted to scavenging human leftovers.
Wildlife Conservation Society scientists have discovered a healthy population of lowland tapirs in a network of national parks spanning the Peru-Bolivia border.
Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, University at Buffalo researchers have discovered.
Men, and particularly senior men, are more likely to commit scientific fraud than women, say researchers - who we have to hope we can trust on the matter.
Many present-day Asians and Native Americans are related to humans living some 40,000 years ago in the area near Beijing, an analysis of ancient DNA shows.
Researchers have developed a special treatment for cotton fabric that allows it to absorb large amounts of water from misty air and release it by itself as it warms.
Cambridge University researchers say they've proved that four-stranded ‘quadruple helix’ DNA structures exist within the human genome.
It's long puzzled biologists why dogs have become man's best friend while wolves remain fiercely wild, when genetically the two are so similar.
Supposedly anonymous people taking part in genomic studies can be identified using publicly accessible online resources, a team of Whitehead Institute researchers has shown.
For the last decade, theoretical physicists have hypothesized that the intense connections generated between particles as established in the quantum law of "entanglement" may hold the key to eventual teleportation of quantum information.
Boiling lobsters alive for food must stop, say scientists, who say their experiments show that, along with other crustaceans such as crabs and prawns they do feel pain.
Michigan State University scientists say their latest robot fish can glide almost forever, using little to no energy, while gathering data on water quality.