A new report attempts to quantify the impacts from climate change by looking at various possible stabilization targets
Scourge of the Jellies: Small Fish Shows How Ecosystems Adjust to Potentially Catastrophic Changes [Video]
One fish--the bearded goby--has employed special adaptations to support an ecosystem challenged by overfishing, low-oxygen waters and even climate change
Subtle changes in the observed orbit of a massive planet 700 light-years away may point to the gravitational influence of another object
Symbiotic bacteria may help frogs and other amphibians ward off the chytrid fungus plague wiping out populations worldwide
With global biodiversity continuing to decline, conservationists have started paying people to leave forests, watersheds and wildlife intact
Compassionate Coding: Students Compete in Microsoft Competition to Write Humanitarian Apps [Slide Show]
At Microsoft's Eighth Annual Imagine Cup finals this week, 400 students from the around the world presented software that, among other things, improves health care delivery, aids rescue workers and tackles traffic jams...
The extent to which utilities will burn natural gas to slash carbon dioxide emissions tied to global warming is a national issue. But on the ground, where it's being produced, the issues become very local...
A new bill is designed to halt Berkeley's controversial genetic testing project
The Information Age has patients tuned in and geared up to try alternative and off-label therapies on their own terms, forcing doctors and scientists to change the game
Antibody Building: Does Training the Body's Immune System Hold a New Key to Fending Off HIV Infection?
NIH researchers may have found antibodies that can neutralize most varieties of HIV, blocking it before it infects healthy cells. But stimulating their sparse natural production remains a hurdle in developing an antiviral therapy...
Mice raised in a challenging environment had more robust immune responses and hormonal changes, factors that may help protect against cancer
A shock wave from an exploding star 4.5 billion years ago looks to have begun the collapse of the molecular cloud that formed the sun and planets
Exposing the Student Body: Stanford Joins U.C. Berkeley in Controversial Genetic Testing of Students
Heated debate surrounds the ethics of the universities' decisions to analyze student DNA
Although a healthy lifestyle and environmental factors can promote longevity, a new genome-wide survey has ID'd genes strongly associated with living beyond the century mark
Getting the Lead out: New Look at Apollo 17 Moon Sample Reveals Graphite Delivered by a Lunar Impactor
Nearly 40 years after the last manned moon mission, NASA's Apollo program is still producing new findings
In a surprising study result, more numerous and diverse varieties of fungi inhabit temperate zone households than dwellings in tropical climes
New research reveals how cell communication proteins are targeted to the primary cilia
A prototype sheet that folds itself into two different shapes may lead to objects that can assume any number of forms on command
Employing everything from love potion to meat-eating ants, scientists try to stem the influx of new invasive species with some "creative" ideas
Could the anesthesia and painkillers used to make operations and recovery bearable also influence the risk that cancer will return?