The New York State Court of Appeals is grappling with a case in which petitioners take a bold position: Chimpanzees are persons, not things.
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.
New research suggests the atmosphere of Uranus is largely comprised of hydrogen sulfide, which gives rotten eggs their repulsive smell.
Diamonds found inside meteorites at Sudan’s Mahata Sitta site, “Station Six” in Arabic, appear to have been formed by pressure 20,000 times more dense than Earth’s atmosphere.
NASA found evidence that Mars used to have flowing water. This discovery brings us one step closer to colonization of Mars.
Cyberdyne’s Hybrid voluntary and autonomous control Assistive Limb, or Medical HAL, is a neuro-controlled exoskeleton designed to assist people with spinal injuries or neuromuscular disorders.
The shiny, new James Webb Space Telescope will be launched in 2019, so what’s going to happen to Hubble?
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 downward trend in mammal size beginning 125,000 years means the largest land animal may soon be the domesticated cow.
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.
Over 100 newly discovered genes appear to explain why Irish people might have red hair, Swedes are often blonde, and Italians tend to be dark.
Scientists are beginning to understand mysterious parts of our DNA. Here’s what they’ve found so far.
The Larsen C ice shelf is the primary focus of an upcoming expedition to Antarctica. But researchers will remain on the look out for wreckage of the historic ship.
New research suggests 6-month-old infants interpret emotional states through facial and auditory information.