A downward trend in mammal size beginning 125,000 years means the largest land animal may soon be the domesticated cow.
Grab a g-suit and experience what it’s like to fly in a jet aircraft
Devil rays are mysterious sea creatures that are rarely seen in the wild. With their population dwindling, biologists are racing to learn more about these rays before they disappear.
To prevent mega-wildfires from spiraling out of control, technicians set landscapes ablaze on purpose.
Dr. George Pantalos and his team are pioneering futuristic surgical tools for operations on astronauts and testing them on NASA's zero-gravity plane.
Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero treks through the Martian landscape of the Atacama Desert in Chile smashing rocks, studying extremophiles, and camping under the Milky Way.
There are laws requiring government spacecraft to be decontaminated, but are private companies under the same regulations?
The performance problems of current batteries are evident, but what’s being done to fix them? What does the future of batteries look like?
A pair of stationary robotic arms successfully executed the roughly 50 steps required to put together an IKEA STEFAN chair.
Engineers are building microscopic robots that could deliver medicine to an exact spot in your body. Here’s how they work.
Scientists are using past atomic explosions to learn about our brains, and it’s completely changed how we think about aging.
Ubiquitous images of many animals are leading us to believe that some of the world's most endangered species are thriving in the wild.
Diverting water from the Mississippi River will help rebuild deteriorating Gulf Coast marshlands, but not enough to outpace what is lost each year.
Scientists are beginning to understand mysterious parts of our DNA. Here’s what they’ve found so far.
A prosthetic system improved episodic memory performance by 37 percent in test subjects, offering a possible treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and head injury.
We are warned about the long hours we spend in front of screens, but what if the internet is actually a better way to experience reality?
New technologies are always met with skeptics. Are we overreacting to the internet craze, or is it really our biggest problem yet?