Changes in extreme weather will require governments to change how they cope with natural disasters, a new report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns
Some of the ways bacteria protect themselves from antibiotics might be used against them to strengthen existing drugs
Solid oxide fuel cells that can use conventional fossil fuels as well as hydrogen are set to take a larger role in the energy game
NOAA says the gap will begin in late 2016 and last from 12 to 18 months, depending on how long it takes to complete quality-control checks on a new satellite
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
Failure of a promising compound casts a shadow on others.
Mars-probe problems are a minor blip in a bold strategy.
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