Scientific American explains how animals--and possibly humans--can become real-life zombies
Bottom-dwelling fish continue to be found with high levels of radioactive elements, potentially coming from leaking radioactive water or contaminated sediments
New analysis shows that metabolic effects caused by even a couple nights with less than six hours of shut-eye may feed obesity
Is Russ George a "rogue geoengineer," salmon savior or something else?
What's been described as a "rogue" geoengineering experiment is really an effort, however flawed, to restore salmon abundance
A chemical analysis of lunar samples now points to the solar wind being behind the ultrathin dusting of water molecules first detected in 2009 from spacecraft measurements. John Matson reports...
NASA's Curiosity rover is really digging in at Rocknest , a patch of Martian sand the robot has been exploring for more than a week.
Climate records from a Japanese lake are providing a more accurate timeline for dating objects as far back as 50,000 years
Beauty products are largely unregulated, according to this special report
An autumnal activity from CityScience
The United States faced down authoritarian governments on the left and right. Now it may be facing an even greater challenge from within
The technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel power plants is moving forward too slowly
What is the best shape for nanomaterials that move energy in solar cells? When it comes to the semiconductor germanium sulfide, the answer appears to look a lot like a peony.
Red wine goes with steak and soda with a burger in part because the astringent feel and the fatty feel balance out in our mouths. Gretchen Cuda Kroen reports
Xenon has almost vanished from Earth's atmosphere. Geoscientists think it might have disappeared in space
The rise of China and India bodes well for science, says British Royal Society president Paul Nurse
It's the 100th anniversary of the Maillard reaction, perhaps the most important chemical reaction that takes place to enhance food's taste when we cook. Karen Hopkin reports
A new analysis confirms the widely held suspicion that DNA from dinosaurs and ancient insects trapped in amber cannot be recovered to make a 'Jurassic Park'-style theme park
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors, which are the portals by which information about the environment reaches the interior of cells and leads to their responses...
Recent experiments have begun to demonstrate how the weird world of quantum mechanics gives way to the familiarity of everyday experience