The World Health Organization has officially passed off an a strategy that, should it succeed, would result in the complete eradication of polio by 2018. The real hurdle now isn't polio - it's funding.
For the first time scientists have located young stars with similar masses to our Sun located outside of the Milky Way. The location? The Small Magellanic Cloud.
After 46 years at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, one of climate change's most vocal proponents, James E. Hansen, is quitting.
A new study reveals that metal pollution absorbed by flowers may be adversely affecting bumblebees' ability to forage.
A video released by the Pentagon reveals a new age of robotic arms in which dexterity is no longer an obstacle.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity may have identified perchlorate in a sand patch within the Gale Crater. Perchlorates are a known energy source for some types of Earth-dwelling microbes.
As scientists watched as a black hole 47 million miles away consume a object, they were watching a preview of an event coming to our own neighborhood when the black hole at the center of the Universe is scheduled to consume a passing gas cloud later this year.
In an effort to better explore dark matter, Cern engineers have begun updates on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located underground beneath the border of France and Switzerland.
Brought to the United States in 2002, emerald ash borers threaten many of the nation's ash trees.
After years of debate, scientists believe they may have discovered how spiral galaxies grew their arms.
After announcing plans to fund research dedicated to mapping the human brain in this year's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama released details on Tuesday on what has been named the Brain Research Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
After a failed abortion nearly ended her life, one woman is charging a clinic with malpractice despite a successful birth to a healthy daughter.
For women between the ages of 50 and 74, receiving a mammogram every two years may be the best option, according to a new study.
Pharmaceutical pollution is now being detected in bodies of water throughout the country and its effects are debilitating for local plant and animal life.