A team of researchers is hoping that the study of methane will help more accurately calculate the extent of the oil spill and the Gulf's ability to break down the slick
Quantum physicists have a novel plan for an experiment that uses the human eye to detect "spooky action at a distance"
Bountiful carbonate minerals in a rock outcrop on the Red Planet could have formed under watery greenhouse conditions billions of years ago
Among the oddities of liquid impacts into granular solids: slow-falling droplets can make deeper craters than their speedier brethren
A study of sockeye salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay suggests why fish and fishermen are doing so much better there than in the Columbia and Sacramento rivers
Memories formed by snails under the influence of methamphetamine were stronger than those formed under drug-free conditions, suggesting that mental associations are powerful drivers of compulsive drug use...
Undercover government employees received consistently false information when shopping for supplements, and analyses show most supplements contain trace amounts of contaminants
A study suggests bacteria-eating fish in the Baltic Sea might expose humans to dangerous levels of a neurotoxin, but scientists argue over the significance of the finding
The most recent solar minimum was both long and pronounced. But why?
A screening of hundreds of metabolites in the blood plasma of people at rest and after exercise paints a newly detailed picture of changes within the body--and reinforces links with metabolic and cardiovascular diseases...
A pair of studies of galactic supermassive black holes reveals surprising properties and behavior
Numerous ideas circulate for using diet and exercise to waylay the leading cause of dementia, but the evidence to back solid biomedical recommendations is weak
Policies that ban men who have sex with men from donating blood no longer make sense, researchers say
Two massive objects orbiting the star Upsilon Andromedae are well out of alignment
A new method allows researchers to find the internal body temperature of long-dead animals by examining chemical bonds in their teeth or bones. Will dinosaurs be next?
Gardner eschewed special attention for his work, despite having single-handedly popularized recreational mathematics in the U.S. Nevertheless, some fond memories and insights into the man are posted below...
As glaciers disappear in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, one man is helping farmers irrigate their fields by storing water in an innovative way
Intellectual Ventures builds computer simulations to better understand how malaria spreads and how it responds to eradication efforts
The first environment-wide association study borrows from genomics to reveal new leads in major complex diseases
Cosmic inflation may have left a telltale imprint on the universe that could be detected in the coming years