New tools attempt to capture the sixth extinction currently underway, while also highlighting ways to stop it
Here are 10 items from the dozens of space race artifacts, including a piece of an actual manned lunar spacecraft, that will be auctioned off April 13
A new treatment prevents type 1 diabetes in mice by turning the immune system on itself
The discoverers argue that the nearly two-million-year-old fossils could be ancestral to us--but other scientists are not so sure
Sand City's new reverse-osmosis desalination facility aims to keep costs down and drinking water production up with the help of energy-recovery technology
A large, eight-year study in Europe shows that eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables made people only slightly less likely to be diagnosed with cancer
A growing number of overdoses of legal opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers led to a 65 percent increase in hospitalizations over seven years
North Carolina State University researchers take the first steps toward making an affordable and more dynamic Braille display
They say dogs look like their owners. Now scientists are uncovering the genes that give dogs--and humans--their traits
Silane gas has killed and injured workers at cell-making plants. Can the photovoltaic industry live without it?
The first national regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions aim to reduce fuel consumption in vehicles
15 years after a gene defect was found to increase the risk of schizophrenia 30-fold, scientists have figured out how it might cause the brain disorder's debilitating symptoms
3VR wants to be the Google of surveillance footage, giving businesses the ability to search video for specific people, places and things
The green economy continues to show vitality, business leaders say, despite the near-total collapse of global climate talks, stalemate in Washington, D.C., and polls showing decreased urgency to tackle global warming...
Thinking on the Envelope: Finding a Medical "Silver Bullet" to Disable Many of the World's Deadliest Viruses
A series of promising compounds can cripple all enveloped viruses' ability to invade cells as well as circumvent any resistance that hobbles traditional antiviral drugs. But will they work outside the lab?...
Rats given access to high-fat foods showed some of the same characteristics as animals hooked on cocaine or heroin--and found it hard to quit even when given electric shocks
Efforts to combat climate change continue to grow. But are they big enough? Or fast enough?
Environmentalists think food products should be labeled according to how much water is used to produce them
Efforts to identify faint objects in the solar system's Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto come up largely empty
With a 35 percent nonresponse rate in 2000 and a projected cost of $14.5 billion for 2010, some demographers are looking for better ways to collect demographic data