A new "golden ear" mouse model could lead to better treatments for hearing loss
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), developed at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic, uses low frequency sound waves to determine whether tissues and organs are too stiff, a sign of trouble
Rising temperatures could be spurring the growth of mountaintop Great Basin bristlecone pines
So-called tramp stars, flung from their galaxies in past gravitational interactions, could exist in great numbers outside the Milky Way Galaxy
Hořava gravity could explain missing spatial dimensions in a computer simulation
A survey delving into the past 30 years in sub-Saharan Africa reveals that temperature changes match up with a significant increase in the likelihood of civil war
The lab that operates the oft-delayed particle collider is ready to put it to work
Industry experts argue old reactors could last another 50 years, or more.
The first so-called helium nova, the possible result of a large white dwarf sucking material from a hydrogen-deficient companion star, may be a precursor to a supernova
Boasting more genes than humans, the corn genome proved difficult to decode
Beacon Power hopes to demonstrate the feasibility of the old technology to help balance fluctuating inputs from renewables
CO2 emissions rise as natural sinks slow, but how can scientists precisely track this greenhouse gas, especially in advance of a potential global treaty to reduce its emissions?
By eliminating graphene's corrugations, researchers hope to find out how much surface texture influences its properties
Are "elite controllers" the key to understanding HIV infection—and do their immune systems offer a new approach to developing an AIDS vaccine?
The Electrification Coalition, made up of carmaker Nissan Co., utilities and tech companies, introduced itself and its mission on Monday
Despite questions, the Thailand trial spreads optimism
Researchers engineer minute structures that deform ever more appreciably when light passes through them
The "new energy" economy rolls forward even as hopes for an international deal to combat climate change at Copenhagen shift into reverse.
A team of University of California scientists is experimenting with an alternative to lead-based compounds in piezoelectric systems
Can geoengineering buy time to combat climate change?