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.
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.
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.
If you thought reptiles were some of the least intelligent creatures in the animal kingdom, well, you might want to reconsider.
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.
Imagine diving in Austrlia's Great Barrier Reef only to see a fish...using a tool.
Oscar-winning hunk Colin Firth isn't just a pretty face, it seems: he's been cited as one of four co-authors on a scientific paper appearing in Current Biology.
If you thought McDonald’s was the only food capable of giving you artery busting bad health, think again.
According to a recent study by Canadian researchers, playing video games actually makes people eat more food, even if they aren’t hungry.
In the age of CSI and Law & Order, scientists are putting newfound interest into the mystery of Amelia Earhart. Hoping to extract her DNA from dried saliva on two envelopes she is believed to have sealed, one British Columbia researcher is attempting to reveal new secrets about her past.
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.
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.
The US risks falling behind in science, warns Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, unless science teaching is improved.
Science isn't an international language after all, according to a new survey. On the contrary, when people from different cultures read the same article, they can come away with completely different opinions.
It seems your mother was completely wrong - money can buy you happiness, or at any rate satisfaction. But it doesn't necessarily help you enjoy yourself.
A mass experiment begins today to test a possible solution to one of life's recurring problems: the way headphone cords, electrical cables and the like get themselves into a tangled knot the minute your back is turned.
Scientist and alchemist Robert Boyle would have approved of the present day. We've finally got round to inventing most of the things on his wish-list of technological developments.
For some people, fruit flies and a tank just aren't enough. Two Dartmouth biologists have been using whole islands in the Caribbean to investigate evolution in lizards.
It seems to be a day for carelessness. First Apple loses another iPhone prototype, and now Jupiter's lost a belt.
It's so, so annoying when stuff gets mislaid, so it must be a great relief to astronomers to be able to say they've probably found the nearby universe's missing matter.