Cosmic inflation may have left a telltale imprint on the universe that could be detected in the coming years
Scientists create the first microbe to live under the instruction of DNA synthesized in the lab
An analysis of Tevatron data shows an asymmetry in the way particles known as neutral B mesons decay
What have scientists learned from 30 years of research and rebirth in the blast zone?
The short answer is everywhere--the sea surface, deep waters, the Gulf Coast, in deepwater corals and even as far as the Arctic
How will the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf impact the bird populations of the South Coast?
A new approach to tiny fuel cells implanted in rats enables the devices to generate electricity for months using sugar in the rodents' bodies
Searching for flu symptoms online is a reasonable proxy for actually having them
It's not just a matter of stopping the spill, it's also a matter of where the oil ends up
So-called NOON states could find use in interferometry for precision measurements or quantum lithography to make ever tinier circuits
One researcher put the basic biological assumption of a single common ancestor to the test--and found that advanced genetic analysis and sophisticated statistics back up Darwin's age-old proposition...
The company will inject "junk" into the well to clog the flow of oil and eventually cement over the site
The new initiative matches educators and science professionals for collaborative projects
Defining obesity in children and recalibrating the caloric needs of overweight kids are key steps in shrinking the epidemic, researchers say
Improving turbines, which lie at the core of a modern power grid, is all about standing up to the heat
Crews from the Guard, BP and local fishermen have been hard at work in the Gulf of Mexico since the oil rig exploded and sank in April
Remotely operated subs have met with both success and failure in stanching the flow of crude, and the oil industry may need to rely on completely autonomous vehicles
The sequence shows that Neandertals and modern humans interbred, and that their DNA persists in us
Micrometeorites buried under decades of snowfall in Antarctica preserve scraps of cosmic chemistry that hint at how organic molecules made it to Earth
The XENON100 detector in Italy should have been able to confirm previous dark matter signals