A mysterious drop in water vapor in the lower stratosphere might be slowing climate change
Freeloading Flap: Mediterranean Seabirds That Scrounge Off Fishing Boats Have a Smaller Foraging Range
Shearwater birds around Spain's Balearic Islands fly shorter distances in their search for a meal during times they have access to fishery throwaways
Long the range of the imagination, the coloration--and origin--of feathered dinosaurs and ancient birds has begun to be revealed through fossilized organelles
Synthetic biology has allowed scientists to tweak E. coli to produce fuels from sugar and, more sustainably, cellulose
Ganymede and Callisto, the two largest Jovian satellites, appear to have similar origins but have led very different lives
Now designated a stationary science platform, Spirit's next order of business is bracing for a long, harsh winter
Twisting plasma flows beneath the sun's surface provide a way to predict potentially dangerous solar outbursts
Historical Development: Could a Frozen Camera Dethrone Hillary and Norgay as the First to Summit Everest?
Photo detective work could solve an enigma nearly nine decades old. But will it vindicate Hillary's historic climb or rewrite the record books?
From 3-D scanning to genetic sequencing, researchers are using new tools to uncover information about this ability possessed by flying and swimming mammals alike
Mass Effect 2, the new sequel of the popular video game, lets players battle enemies by channeling something akin to the unknown force that causes the universe to continue expanding
The Red Bull Stratos mission endeavors to shatter many long-held records in parachuting and balloon aviation
Researchers use a brain-scanning technique to find differences in the neural connections of PTSD patients that could help researchers understand and treat the disorder
Researchers develop a new model to describe the correlation between wetland water levels and temperature, and methane production
As drug-resistant strains of staph sicken people around the globe, high-power genome sequencing promises to trace the spread of this infection
A new approach to probe ancient regions of the genome suggests early human populations were scarce
Earth's gravitational pull shakes up weathered surfaces on asteroids that venture into the planet's surprisingly large sphere of influence
Could the Puffin, an electric-powered flying suit, change the way we use the sky in war and peace?
Unused "white spaces" between occupied radio frequencies would help more wireless users find access to the Internet, but could also create greater interference
The Food and Drug Administration and other federal health agencies now share a growing concern about bisphenol A--and are undertaking more research
Obama's plans to end nukes and curb climate change raise cautious optimism