18 July 2013, 02:00 PM ET
A new claim has been been made on the title of largest virus in the world.
18 July 2013, 11:51 AM ET
A lifetime of anticipation finally ended in success on July 11, when scientists at Trinity College in Dublin filmed a drop of pitch falling from a funnel. Pitch is the general name for sticky, viscous substances derived from coal and hydrocarbons.
17 July 2013, 04:48 PM ET
An ultraprecise detector has found no hints of an elusive interaction between neutrinos and their antimatter partner neutrinos. If the behavior doesn't exist, it may require tweaks to the reigning model of physics.
16 July 2013, 05:21 PM ET
Energy from waste has long been a goal for environmental engineers. British researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have now created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down urine and, in the process, generate electricity.
16 July 2013, 04:30 PM ET
Far out, man: Cavemen made some of their most famous rock art while high on hallucinogenic drugs, new research suggests.
16 July 2013, 01:15 PM ET
Though doctors at first dismissed Rochelle Harris' headaches and hearing problem as nothing more than an ear infection, specialists soon made a startling discovery: Harris' ear was filled with flesh-eating worms.
12 July 2013, 01:15 PM ET
Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves containing skeletons with their heads removed and placed on their legs. This was one common way of ensuring the "undead" stayed dead.
12 July 2013, 01:13 PM ET
Although the movie is meant as satire, we’d like to take the opportunity to debunk some of the more ridiculous aspects.
12 July 2013, 11:03 AM ET
Twice a year, the setting sun perfectly aligns with New York City's street grid (running 29° from east to west), producing a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. Golden light splashes across the width of New York City's central island.
10 July 2013, 07:28 PM ET
Lots of people are looking for an exciting career in an exotic overseas location, but some can provide a better reason than others when applying for a work visa.
09 July 2013, 08:22 AM ET
From Medjugorje's apocalyptic fantasies to Saint Januarius's liquefying blood, here are some of the most controversial miracles in the Catholic Church.
08 July 2013, 02:17 PM ET
From fragments of text written on bits of parchment to overly abundant wood chips allegedly salvaged from his crucifix, none of the physical evidence of Jesus' life and death hold up to scientific scrutiny.
08 July 2013, 08:09 AM ET
In response to bat sonar, male moths generate ultrasound bursts by rubbing scales on their genitals against the rear ends of their bodies while females generate ultrasound by pulling their genitals inward to rub scales on them together.
03 July 2013, 10:21 PM ET
An undergraduate archaeology student has unearthed a 1,800-year-old statue from the Roman Empire.
02 July 2013, 11:06 AM ET
Scientists taste and drink their research.
02 July 2013, 10:41 AM ET
Curiosity hasn't killed these explorers yet.
01 July 2013, 11:59 AM ET
Is Nessie just evidence of seismic activity?
01 July 2013, 11:05 AM ET
A young duck named Buttercup had to have one of his feet amputated. But now a 3-D printer company is helping him make a new high tech foot.
29 June 2013, 07:45 PM ET
It's so hot today you could fry an egg on the sidewalk. Or could you? The science on this is a bit sketchy, so I tested it out.
29 June 2013, 11:19 AM ET
A Utah man claims to have found a fossilized Bigfoot skull, which he took to the local newspaper, in his trunk, to show off. Todd May of Ogden said he has seen live Bigfoot skulls — as in atop a live Bigfoot — so he ought to know what a fossilized one loo
27 June 2013, 02:34 PM ET
With a $5M grant from Google, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will soon deploy “unmanned aerial surveillance” (UAV) drones to search for poachers in Africa and Asia. Wild rhinos could be among the first to benefit.
27 June 2013, 12:55 PM ET
A newly discovered "plastisphere" teams with tiny life on the open ocean.
27 June 2013, 10:54 AM ET
They were rescued after nearly two days at sea.
26 June 2013, 09:16 AM ET
Quantum effects spill out of physics labs and into wet and messy biological systems.
24 June 2013, 11:39 AM ET
Is it an ancient curse, or simple physics?
24 June 2013, 07:07 AM ET
Researchers get artsy in image contest.
21 June 2013, 01:37 PM ET
A Bangladeshi woman claims her sickness may be due to a spirit attacking her.
21 June 2013, 12:01 PM ET
But why did the UK government shut down the UFO Desk?
20 June 2013, 03:44 PM ET
Common kitchen item erases wall's barrier to sound.
20 June 2013, 11:47 AM ET
One is a naturally occurring element, while the other is completely man-made.
19 June 2013, 05:43 PM ET
The mysterious glowing orbs have fascinated people for generations.
19 June 2013, 09:50 AM ET
The new particle seems to be made of four quarks.