Tiny circuits assembled from nanowire transistors may someday challenge traditional microchips for small-scale processing tasks
Newly discovered counting patterns explain and elaborate cryptic claims made by the self-taught mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in 1919
Europe's Large Hadron Collider is extending its unprecedented experimental run as the U.S. prepares for a disappointing shutdown of its marquee collider
The extinction of bird species in New Zealand--and elsewhere--may be making it more difficult for plants to propagate
Get ready for IPv6: The explosive global growth of connected devices has nearly depleted the 4.3 billion addresses of Internet protocol version 4
The invasive usurpers from South America have proved difficult to fight with insecticides and other traditional measures. Scientists hope the new genetic information will help
With the Daphnia genome in hand, scientists hope to put this key environmental indicator species to even better work
Social media gets a lion's share of the credit for enabling Egyptians to organize protests and stay abreast of breaking news, but TV is the dominant media type and Al Jazeera is the most trusted TV news source in Egypt...
A newfound planetary system has six worlds, five of which rank among the smallest known, and the list of unconfirmed candidates has swelled to four figures
The sea horse's neck morphology is bent on capturing prey
Astronomers are using the Cassini probe as a distant radio beacon to better pin down the orbit of the giant planet
Never mind electric-vehicle range anxiety, how will power utilities and home systems handle the growing load of a burgeoning fleet of electric cars? A maker of home battery-charging stations partners with networking giant Cisco Systems to enable energy monitoring and management from a single touch-screen device...
Researchers hope milk enriched with sepsis antibodies will be a safer and cheaper way to prevent illness and diarrhea in impoverished children
New research shows why some individuals deficient in beneficial fatty acids might be more prone to mood disorders
Thanks to climatic shifts, early modern humans might have crossed a shallow sea from Africa to a verdant Arabian Peninsula more than 125,000 years ago
By analyzing samples taken directly from a cow's cellulose-digesting foregut, the authors of a new study elucidated a new catalogue of nearly 30,000 enzymes that could lead to more efficient production of cellulosic biofuel...
Peering back to just 500 million years after the big bang, researchers have located what looks to be a galaxy in the infant universe
A genome-level understanding of how the fungus Grosmannia clavigera, a symbiont of the mountain pine beetle, withstands its host tree's chemical defenses could help ecological modelers better forecast the range and extent of the epidemic...
A new study finds we tend to overestimate the healing power of an apology
A new study suggests that humans and their nearest evolutionary cousins not only transmit personality traits via their facial characteristics, but that people can pick up on these cues from both species...