One scientist's quest to understand some funky fins taps a new crowdsourcing model to funding his project
The study suggests that there are other important health reasons why oral contraceptives should be readily available to millions of women
Sleepiness and boredom aren't always contagious
New imagery available through Carnegie Mellon's GigaPan Time Machine lets users move in space and time to explore the sun, a beehive or the chlorophyll content of the oceans
One in five Americans has their daily life affected by hearing loss--and earbuds blaring loud music may be just a small factor. Katherine Harmon reports
Global Environment Facility funds its most ambitious international programme ever.
Science aficionados have odd and surprising interests
Leading scientists say that agriculture is a 'poor relation' in global-warming negotiations.
A small number of cancer cases would result from scanning hundreds of millions of passengers a year. For some, that's a health issue
Mars-probe problems are a minor blip in a bold strategy.
Failure of a promising compound casts a shadow on others.
If you dropped all the world's data into a black box, could it become a crystal ball that would let you see the future—even test what would happen if you chose A over B? One researcher thinks so, and he could soon get a billion euros to build it...
10 new technologies that will make a difference
The geneticist and entrepreneur hopes to use synthetic biology to transform microscopic algae into cells that eat up carbon dioxide, spit out oil and provide meals
Small, faraway conflicts could precipitate an attack against the U.S., so cyberdefense could drop the 'fortress' mentality for a focused set of solutions
NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin blasted into orbit on board a Russian Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft
The rubbery surface allows the applied mechanical stress of footsteps to produce piezoelectricity
A U.S. Department of Energy panel warns of the environmental and public health toll of current gas drilling practices.