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
An aquaculture company devises a new, sustainable process that raises Pacific coho salmon in freshwater
A second study links BPA measured in human urine to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease
The first microbiome study of the penis offers some clues as to why removing foreskin cuts the risk of HIV infection in circumcised men
Although seismic predictions work on geologic timescales and can miss big quakes by decades, one expert said last week that a temblor in Port-au-Prince was of greater concern than a San Andreas slip...
The European Research Council opens up its checkbook to fund Marco Dorigo's latest efforts to get networks and robots to mimic the highly efficient behavior of ant and other colony insects...
AI researchers now aim to improve the usability of programs aimed at assisting doctors in figuring out what is wrong with us
Tech companies, government agencies and academics are uniting to develop the technology needed to increase global telecommunications networks' energy efficiency
The agency's environmental and health concerns about phthalates, PBDEs and two other chemical types marks a shift in federal policy and is sparking policy changes in advance of anticipated regulations...
A new model for the inner workings of the Saturnian moon proposes that it only acts out every billion years or so, and we just happen to be around to see it
Accentuating the Positive: Researchers Closer to Pinpointing Beneficial Evolutionary Mutations in the Human Genome
By combining statistical tests, researchers can home in on narrow regions--and in some cases genes--that were selected for during human evolution
Heavy Brows, High Art?: Newly Unearthed Painted Shells Show Neandertals Were Homo sapiens's Mental Equals
A discovery of painted shells shows that Neandertals were capable of symbolism, sweeping away age-old thinking that they were stupid
Intel introduced several new processors at CES that are aimed at helping Internet-connected electronic devices more easily manage the data explosion
The next generation of Fords will feature a number of new voice- and touch-activated controls
An analysis of the fossil record shows that coral reefs are most often responsible for the diversity of sea life