It's time to commit to memory a new combination of H and N influenza numbers. Since it arrived on the scene H7N9 has vexed researchers and shown it can be deadly to humans
The purple sea urchin may be able to evolve to cope with ocean acidification, but that does not mean other species will be able to mimic the trick
A relatively low-cost space mission, scheduled to launch in 2017, will attempt to identify planets circling nearby stars
Storing electricity in spinning wheels isn't new, but a new design may make it cheap enough to compete with other technologies
Ineffective or unenforced government regulations that allow bacterial outbreaks to sicken or kill consumers also hurt food producers’ bottom line
Preliminary findings offer encouragement, but integration with hospitals is key
Consumption Junction: Childhood Obesity Determined Largely by Environmental Factors, Not Genes or Sloth
In looking for ways to fight childhood obesity, an emerging consensus of literature points to the need to reengineer kids’ environments to change what and how they eat
Many hospitals fail to take simple measures to prevent infections of a new strain of Clostridium difficile that's hard to track and at least in part responsible for skyrocketing infection rates in U.S...
William McDonough and Michael Braungart suggest moving beyond sustainability and into practical design that can result in energy abundance
Recent pipeline spills may have been caused by the combination of aging infrastructure and new types of oil
The onboard Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has detected what is thought to be dark matter’s signature antimatter particles, but it cannot yet pin down their origin
Latest NOVA episode takes a deep dive inside the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism
Light pollution is blurring out the night sky
As some of the world’s last laboratory chimpanzees retire to sanctuaries, a specialist in evolutionary psychiatry suggests treatment for our captive kin
A newborn star's iron abundance foretells whether its gas giants face a violent future
Researcher evaluates ways for us to keep enjoying streaming Web video without wrecking the environment
A panel of well-known scientists, intellectuals and writers will discuss the stories behind cutting-edge science, as well as the importance of conveying science to the public at an event set for March 30...
Falling leaves and branches are important, but roots and their fungi win out
A big step up from wireless radios, modified smartphones could help operatives identify the enemy and disseminate allegiance shifts, and even provide a drone’s-eye-view of the battlefield...
Today would’ve been the 100th birthday of the Hungary-born mathematician who published so many papers--and many with such great impact--that a playful measure of one’s academic affiliation with him has been created...