Interpreting signals from the brain's language-processing center may improve speech-recognition technology or provide a means for the severely disabled to communicate
New simulations show that several large, closely spaced eruptions (and not decreased solar radiation) could have cooled the Northern Hemisphere enough to spark sea-ice growth and a subsequent feedback loop...
An Italian architectural historian thinks Giacomo Andrea de Ferrera, a Renaissance architect and da Vinci friend, drew the man-in-circle diagram first
An Indian clinic's claim of totally untreatable TB ignited public fears, but experts say poor disease management is the real threat
There are 2,027 ways to be diagnosed with autism in DSM-IV and only 11 ways in DSM-5, but the numbers alone are misleading
Experts call for small and easy changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the "bible" of psychiatry, so that everyone with autism spectrum disorder qualifies for a diagnosis...
A lunar sample collected by Apollo astronauts suggests that other-Earthly geophysics drove the moon's churning interior
A new method tries to tell whether prejudice plays into voting choices
A new analysis concludes that easily extracted oil peaked in 2005, suggesting that dirtier fossil fuels will be burned and energy prices will rise
A new hypothesis holds that the natural selection produced the chimpanzee's nicer cousin in much the same way that humans bred dogs from wolves
New technologies will let location-tracking efforts begin after the fact
NASA's chief climate scientist built his career studying Earth's atmosphere and modeling humans' potential impacts on climate. Then he realized that laboratory work wasn't enough.
"Fugitive methane" released during shale gas drilling could accelerate climate change
The ambitious Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, a casualty of tightening budgets, could rise again
A genetically modified strain of common gut bacteria may lead to a new technology for making biofuels that does not compete with food crops for arable acreage
A sun-watching spacecraft has for the first time tracked a comet's path all the way into the solar atmosphere
The meticulous insects pirouette atop their dung balls to get their bearings and correct navigational errors
A review suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be changing, courtesy of human impacts on the region's weather
Content providers and users are still far apart on proposed Internet piracy-protection legislation as alternative bill is offered
By watching evolution in progress, scientists reveal key developments in the evolution of complex life and put evolutionary theories to the test