New insight into the fragile pharaoh's family tree shows intrafamilial marriage, and royal lives cursed by malarial infections and bodily defects
Novel materials might make harvesting sunlight for electricity affordable
A new analysis of the Murchison meteorite, which fell to Earth more than 40 years ago, reveals tens of thousands of organic compounds
Team members used test runs in a simulator created at Rensselaer Polytech to determine the best way to beat wind resistance
Although the answer seems obvious, it took a supersize catwalk and a bank of computers to provide fresh data on elephant locomotion and the relationship between body size and energy expenditure...
Sea levels can rise and fall fast, even during an ice age, according to new research
Less than a millionth of a degree kelvin above absolute zero, chemical reactions can still proceed rapidly
Maternal age and autism are both on the rise--but only a small fraction of the increasing incidence can be explained by the trend toward later childbearing
It was hoped using reprogrammed mature cells would be a noncontroversial alternative to embryo-derived stem cells. But problems like low replication rates and early senescence have impeded their efficacy in generating differentiated cells...
Recent scandals have undermined the credibility of the international scientific body, yet the scientific evidence for climate change remains as strong as ever
Preserved in hair and bone samples for 4,000 years, the DNA of an early Greenlander reveals new clues about everything from skin color to migration patterns
The rapid formation of stars billions of years ago compared with the present day appears to have resulted from larger gas reservoirs rather than from a more efficient formation process
The Solar Dynamics Observatory will provide heliophysicists with a flood of data about the sun
Individuals with amygdala damage are more likely to lay a risky bet
Satellite data reveals that demand from urban areas may be the primary driver of the loss of trees--a shift from the patterns of the past
Individuals carrying the variant had shorter telomeres, stretches of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that protect them from daily wear--and also aging
When the Large Hadron Collider goes back online in a few weeks, CERN's IT systems will have to be flexible in order to process the spate of information
The Cell Motion BioBus, a high-tech, carbon-neutral laboratory housed in a retrofitted transit bus brings science education to deprived schools, and the hands-on excitement of the lab to students...
With just five scheduled launches remaining, the space shuttle program and the construction of the International Space Station are wrapping up apace
An ancestral mutation in the direction of thriving under drier conditions than their amphibian peers has allowed toads to thrive almost everywhere