An Italian team has developed a new infrared holography technique that allows firefighters to see through flames and find people trapped inside burning buildings.
The majority of coral reefs could be experiencing mass bleaching events by 2045, says an international team of scientists.
Astronomers say they've tracked down the source of the meteorite that burned up over Russia earlier this month, injuring more than 1,000 people.
Life may well exist on planets orbiting dying stars - and, if it does, there's a good chance we'll find it within the next decade, say astrophysicists.
Another report has linked man-made climate change with extreme weather events around the world, including recent heat waves in the United States and Russia and the unprecedented Pakistan flood.
Most of us will see less snow over the coming years - but polar and high-altitude regions will get more, a new climate model from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts.
An international research group has for the first time demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation, without needing to know the answer before the start.
Just as you or I might enjoy doing a crossword puzzle, so too do chimps enjoy completing tricky puzzles, just for the hell of it.
Humans have at least two functional networks in their cerebral cortex that aren't found in rhesus monkeys, and which appear to be unique.
The holiday islands of Reunion and Mauritius are all that remains of a small continent that's been hidden under lava for millions of years.
Silex Power, a small firm from the island nation of Malta, has cooked up a rather unique upper-market electric vehicle concept which, if it actually hits production in 2015, could rival the likes of Tesla Motors for performance and range.
NASA's Hubble space telescope has captured an image of HH 151, a bright jet of glowing material trailed by an intricate, orange-hued plume of gas and dust.
Besides saving energy and resources, one of the most important aspects of green building is to create structures that are perfectly suited to their environments.
Scientists and environmentalists have long warned that biofuel production could have troubling land-use consequences, and now there’s new research that appears to confirm some of the worst fears.
Physicists say it's possible to use the whole earth as a particle detector, to look for evidence of the mysterious 'fifth force'.
Mercury may once have had a large ocean of magma, Messenger data shows, shortly after its formation about 4.5 billion years ago.
Flowers 'advertise' the presence of nectar to bees using electrical signals, say University of Bristol researchers, by indicating whether they've recently been visited by another bee.
It could take as little as a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature to thaw Siberia permanently, potentially releasing catastrophic levels of cartbon dioxide and methane from the soil.
Black holes shape the growth and death of the stars around them via powerful gravitational pulses and explosive ejections of energy.
In combat situations, soldiers must make split-second decisions. High stress and poor environmental conditions often mean that the senses are compromised.