A new method allows researchers to find the internal body temperature of long-dead animals by examining chemical bonds in their teeth or bones. Will dinosaurs be next?
Gardner eschewed special attention for his work, despite having single-handedly popularized recreational mathematics in the U.S. Nevertheless, some fond memories and insights into the man are posted below...
As glaciers disappear in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, one man is helping farmers irrigate their fields by storing water in an innovative way
Intellectual Ventures builds computer simulations to better understand how malaria spreads and how it responds to eradication efforts
The first environment-wide association study borrows from genomics to reveal new leads in major complex diseases
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