There's no end to the amazing qualities of spider silk. New technology takes the next step in the material healing wounds.
A huge block of ice looks ready to break away from the Larsen C ice sheet in Antarctica - an event that could lead to a dangerously high sea level rise.
Meet this next-level AI that can learn from experience and move with more flexibility.
New data supports controversial NOAA study that said the climate change slowdown doesn't exist.
Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and a team from 3 other institutions have analyzed data from the Natural Resource Damage Assessment that identifies the specific rates of biodegradation for 125 major petroleum hydrocarbons or compounds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that settled on the ocean floor. In their study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers noted the factors that would influence the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Mind control previously belonged to the realm of science fiction, but scientists from the University of Minnesota just made it possible. By introducing a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds, the researchers believe this discovery has the potential to aid patients who suffer from paralysis or neurodegenerative diseases.
Heavy rains are causing more than just a little discomfort in Australia as four people have already succumbed to a medical conditioned triggered by the storms.
Researchers from the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium have just promoted a new ingredient in the battle against global warming as well as food and energy insecurity: marine microalgae.
Scientists composed of an international team spearheaded by the University of Michigan has presented a new type of photoreceptor in animals that is 50 times more efficient at capturing light than the rhodopsin in the human eye. This photoreceptor is just the third to be found in animals, specifically a family of taste receptors in invertebrates.
In the space of one decade, abnormal weather patterns in Arctic Russia have resulted in the death of 80,000 reindeer due to starvation. What’s even more shocking is the speed with which it happened: 20,000 deer died in 2006 and 61,000 animals starved to death in 2013. In total, that’s 22 percent of the whole reindeer population in the Yamal peninsula.
Harry Potter is leaking into science. Researchers get inspiration from the fictional hero’s invisibility cloak to create a cutting edge cloaking device for processing chips.
There’s a good chance humans will be able to conquer other planets someday. For now, this dream remains in the distant future and people will have to remain earth-bound. Here are five surreal landscapes that’s (almost) as good as exploring space.
It’s the path that ancient humans walked, the marks they have made on the ancient earth. Scientists discovered over 400 human footprints – each one remarkably well-preserved – in Engare Sero, Tanzania back in 2010 and these footprints led to valuable knowledge of their lives millennia ago.
Gamma ray bursts and supernovae often occur outside the Earth's galaxy, but is it possible for these distant events to cause destruction in the planet - maybe even cause mass extinction? Scientists take a closer look.
The storm may have passed, but the dangers aren't over yet. After surviving the worst of the hurricane, people now need to ensure they survive the aftermath with risks that include injuries, sickness and death.