Cosmic microwave radiation is remnant heat from the Big Bang, and a proposed airship could help astrophysicists more accurately observe it.
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.
Between 2000 and 2013, 26 explosions the size of nuclear bombs were caused by asteroids. That's 3 to 10 times more common than we thought.
A new estimate of our planet's chemical composition will help scientists understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago.
During the mission, four men and two women lived apart from the rest of planet Earth and could eat only shelf-stable foods and some lab-grown vegetables.
Researchers have developed powerful artificial musculature that expands and contracts in response to heat, which could better enable robot movement.
Caltech researchers have developed robots from a single strand of DNA that could one day work inside the body to deliver medicine.
Modular robot swarms with mergeable nervous systems can autonomously combine and separate themselves to form bodies of different shapes and sizes.
The discovery that jellyfish go to sleep is making scientists rethink when sleep first evolved, what it actually is, and how it helps us and other snoozers.
Mammals, including humans, suffer from age-related hearing loss, but new research finds that barn owls have self-repairing ears, which retain their ability over time.
A study by Norwegian and Austrian organizations estimates the extra air pollution that resulted from the scandal led to nearly 5,000 premature deaths across Europe in 2013, before the cheating was discovered.
A new study has found that tattoo ink nanoparticles spread throughout your lymphatic system when you get a tattoo. What else happens?
A skin patch applied to obese mice reduced fat by 20 percent in one week, and could also help to treat obesity in humans.
Brain signals are recorded with an electroencephalogram worn on the head like a swim cap, which allows the wearer to select musical notes and tones displayed on a computer screen.
A 15-country study examines how gender stereotypes affect the sexual, reproductive, and mental health of young people.
The world’s earliest known porpoise burial has just been discovered, and archaeologists wonder why medieval monks placed the marine mammal in a pit resembling a human grave.
Neanderthals were brainier than modern humans, and new research helps to explain how these early hominids evolved so much brain power.