Science is closer than ever to proving that animals are capable of consciously monitoring their behavior in a manner similar to humans, according to researchers from the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics.
Mysterious circular formations located off the coast of Denmark aren't the work of aliens so much as eelgrass plants growing amid highly toxic mud, according to a team of Danish researchers.
Global health security may be improved by the United States teaming up with foreign nations, a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states.
The development of an ant colony's different castes is influenced by either novel or highly modified genes, evolutionary biologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) discovered in a recent study of gene expression.
Massive galaxies that formed and stopped producing stars soon after the Big Bang were created by violent star formation triggered by the collision of galaxies, a new study published in the Astrophysical Journal argues.
Neanderthals may have gone extinct thousands of years ago, but their genomic lineage lives on, particularly in skin and hair traits, a new study published in the journal Nature found.
NASA has discovered a novel way to measure the melt and growth of ice using a new laser technology.
That humans are not designed for spaceflight is a reality weighing heavy on NASA scientists working against the clock to put astronauts on Mars by the 2030s.
The discovery that the Black Death and Justinian Plague were caused by different strains of the same pathogen suggests a new strain of plague could emerge again, researchers warn.
Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger tragedy, an event that resulted in the death of seven crew members and a 32-month hiatus in NASA's shuttle program.
Fire was tamed as many as 300,000 years ago, according to the recent discovery of the earliest evidence of repeated fire burning in one place over a period of time.
Cancer patients undergoing treatment gain key coping skills when they participate in music production, including writing lyrics and producing videos, according to a new study published in Cancer.
Los Angeles is especially vulnerable to any major earthquake that may take place south of the city of almost 4 million, a new method of constructing virtual earthquakes determined.
Ancient forests may have helped stabilize the Earth's carbon dioxide levels and, therefore, its climate, a new study published in Biogeosciences suggests.