Colonies of fire ants numbering in the thousands can morph into sturdy, waterproof rafts that can remain afloat for months. A new study finds out how they do it
The New York International Auto Show features a fleet of vehicles with brawn, brains and an environmental conscience
Where in the Gulf of Mexico is the oil from the Macondo well blowout?
Radar soundings point to huge deposits of carbon dioxide near the Red Planet's south pole, which may have once contributed to a different climate
The Long Island search for victims of a suspected serial killer has relied on aerial imaging as well as old-fashioned manpower
The two attributes thought to be most important for a bicycle's self-stability turn out not to be necessary
Los Angeles, New York City, Virginia and Florida will each get a spacecraft from the shuttle program
Looking Down on Deforestation: Brazil Sharpens Its Eyes in the Sky to Snag Illegal Rainforest Loggers
After reaching the lowest Amazon deforestation rate ever recorded, Brazil faces a its next hurdle: how to maximize the increasing resolution of satellite images to monitor small-scale forest destruction...
Observations from the European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter add to the mystery of our cloud-veiled planetary neighbor
After an unanticipated setback a year ago, Myriad Genetics has taken its case to a federal appeals court to retain its patents for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
The soon-to-be-retired Tevatron collider has uncovered an unexplained signal that could be a previously unknown particle
The Falcon Heavy would deliver bigger payloads to orbit or deep space
FDA approval for pharmaceuticals being developed and tested that treat--and prevent--radiation sickness is years away
Researchers have developed a technique for using polymer-based nanoparticles to dissolve infectious bacteria's protective outer membranes so they cannot morph into more dangerous forms
Two recent large studies reflect growing evidence that ADHD increases children's risk for abusing tobacco, alcohol and other drugs when they are older. It remains a mystery whether the link is causal...
Some radioactive contaminants could be filtered out or allowed to decay, whereas others would pose more serious long-term problems
Corrugations in the giant planets' rings seem to trace back to recent comet impacts, both seen and unseen, in decades past
With the promise of two new drugs to fortify the current treatment protocol, doctors see promise of a better-tailored cocktail, similar to HIV treatments, to beat back this common and often debilitating infection...
The Yahoo! Labs scientist and author explains why the "law of the few" is bunk, why history is full of failed hedgehogs, and why we can't make good predictions about just those things we most want to predict...
A geometric drawing by da Vinci contains an error, as revealed by Dutch mathematician and sculptor Rinus Roelofs