China has overtaken the U.S. and other European countries as the world's leading economy. Now, it has driven its motivation toward becoming the leader in science and technology. Experts from all over the world have observed and pointed out that there has been a continuous decline in the amount and levels of research for science and technology in Japan, and this may be the reason why China is now in the lead of the race.
Researchers have found evidence of the oldest red pigment in the feathers of a 130-million-year-old bird.
Trump has made the climate research community anxious, shifting the focus and funding away from government efforts that delve on climate change such as NASA's earth sciences program and appointment of Myron Ebell as head of the EPA transition.
The University of Missouri defends their research practices after an uproar from a national pet-adoption group regarding an experiment that resulted to euthanizing six female beagles.
Japan can reduce its tsunami damage by building five-meter seawalls and as well as having coastal forests, according to a study.
Scientists have discovered carcinogenic man-made pollutants in marine organisms living up to 10,000 metres deep on the world's deepest ocean trenches.
A researcher infected herself with Zika virus after being accidentally pricked with a needle while doing an experiment.
Scientists have found a way to help people get rid of certain bad memories.
After spending nearly a year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently announced his retirement from the space agency.
For the first time in 28 years, Alaska has a new butterfly: a possible hybrid between two related species that adapted to the harsh Arctic climate.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health has announced plans to cease all research involving chimpanzees. This follows a phasing-out program initiated in 2013 and the 50 remaining individuals in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement.
Every year more than 100 million blood donations are collected globally, and according to the World Health Organization, that's not nearly enough. Synthetic blood would be one ideal solution, but it has long been nothing more than a pipe dream. Now, thanks to new research on deep-diving whales, researchers suddenly think they've figured out the secret to making this medical miracle a reality.
Any beachgoer, snorkeler, or diver can tell you that while the ghostly forms of jellyfish are beautiful to behold, you don't want to go anywhere near them. It's not uncommon for jellyfish stings to cause painful, paralyzing, or even lethal reactions, and it's often very difficult to tell which jellies are harmful. That's why researchers have looked into a new way to assess these bizarre creatures: by the length of their stingers.
Norovirus is an infamous illness. Ruining cruises and restaurant outings alike, norovirus infections are responsible for more than 20 percent of all reported "food poisoning" cases worldwide. Now, new research has determined that raw oysters not only transmit the virus, but also harbor it.
Archerfish, use water gun! In the fictional world of Pokémon, the popular children's cartoon and video game series, various collectable monsters are capable of firing pressurized water at one another to do battle. In the real world, you're unlikely to encounter such a fanciful ability, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.