A new report argues that the world has plenty of uranium but needs to make wise choices about what to do with it once its been depleted in a nuclear reactor
At this year's Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, scientist Tim Hunt shares insights with aspiring student scientists. Shoes not required.
A new video series produced by Nature Publishing Group features some of the key conversations that took place this year between Nobel laureates and aspiring young scientists at the 60th annual Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Germany...
In the hydrocarbon buffet provided by the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, microbes chose to rapidly eat light gases first
Laser altimetry data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have provided a comprehensive look at the cratering history of the inner solar system
Differences in people's ability to gauge their own accuracy may be linked to having more volume--and more connections--in the prefrontal cortex
Robotic companions that are capable of expressing some emotion might be better as pals for autistic children as well as mentors and health advisors for young diabetic patients
Early childhood nutrition may play a role in determining the stature and masculinity of young men, suggests a study that began in 1983
Large arrays of pressure sensors could lend a human sense of touch to robots and might someday form the basis of better prosthetics
Just a few quantum objects could form the basis for a self-contained cooling machine
Scientists investigated several bacterium species and found that they not only could thrive on Mars- and moonlike rocks, but could extract elements useful to future extraterrestrial colonists...
Wind tunnel tests find that flying fish glide as well as some birds
All the world's power plants, vehicles and factories that presently exist may not emit enough carbon dioxide to cause catastrophic climate change
The push for wind as a renewable energy source has turbines sharing the same airspace as aircraft, with aging radar systems unable to tell the difference
Lased and Confused: Off-the-Shelf Infrared Lasers Could Ward Off Missile Attacks on Military Helicopters
A newly developed broad-spectrum laser mounted on choppers could effectively dazzle shoulder-launched antiaircraft weapons in flight, and prevent them from finding and destroying their targets...
A European lab combines "light sheet" microscopy with an illumination process that subtracts the static caused by scattered photons to devise a way to clearly observe the inner workings of cells over a period of days...
The vaccinal eradication of smallpox was a watershed achievement. But with the cessation of regular vaccinations, infection rates from a related poxvirus are increasing in central Africa...
A better way to compile and review climate science starts with making sure the organization charged with it has an adequate and accountable full-time staff
A new study proposes that ultrahigh-energy particles from space may have violent local origins, but not all observations are in agreement
Although liver cells created from induced pluripotent stem cells reflect the defects of their source, they may offer a new tool to study inherited disorders