Thanks to a new full-color display technology, scientists are now one step closer to creating artificial "squid skin" - camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background.
New research shows that the same meteorite that caused dinosaurs to go extinct also decimated the evergreen flowering plants of the time, but the harsh conditions that followed the killer impact favored fast-growing, deciduous plants, and helped ancient forests bloom.
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements can be used to power small electronic devices, researchers have said.
Scientists have found a way to twist radio beams and transmit data at 32 gigabytes per second.
NOAA researchers operating the Exploration Vessel Nautilus have recently stumbled upon and captured images of an adorable creature that looks like something out of a cartoon, dubbed the "Dumbo" octopus.
Now, new research offers a different way to predict hurricane strength and destruction, giving people a better idea of how to prepare for such storms.
For the first 500 million years of its existence, our planet was believed to literally be a hell on Earth. But new research shows that this early Earth may have been surprisingly similar to the present day, complete with oceans, continents and active crustal plates.
Just last year, an expert at MIT suggested that babies cry, despite the fact that this makes them "predator beacons," because the "annoying sound" helps adult humans wage war more efficiently. It was even proposed that our ancestors wore babies into battle to heighten their blood-lust.
Climate change, it seems, has forced moths in northern Iran to find a new host plant, posing some problems for its newly acquired target, according to recent research.
Skywatchers in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland may be in for a colorful surprise tonight, with the possibility of the Northern Lights streaking across the skies tonight and Saturday evening.
The ripples on a sandy seafloor are clearly caused by the dependable ebb and flow of our ocean's currents. But what about in prehistoric stone? Miniature versions of these ripples are frequently found in fossils - presented in such a way that is not reminiscent of anything seen today. Now, researchers finally believe they have determined what these wrinkles in rock actually are: the "footprints" of ancient microbial life.
In a novel study, scientists have captured the sound of a single atom, showing that they can effectively communicate with an atom via sound, not just light.
A newly discovered species of pterosaur has been named after the dragon-like creatures from the visually stunning 2009 movie Avatar, as it happens to sport s similar skull to the four-winged creatures of the sci-fi blockbuster.
Scientists have unearthed Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, which was not only the biggest and baddest of all the carnivores, but also appears to be the first known swimming dinosaur, according to new research.