Sugar-sensing lenses could one day give people a way to check their blood sugar levels without drawing blood.
A new transparent, flexible touchpad can sense the touch of a finger even when the material is stretched or bent, which could help engineers one day create advanced wearable touch screens.
For the first time, robots have successfully performed a tricky, delicate operation that helped implant a hearing device into a deaf woman's ear.
Lifelike models of newborns -- as squishy as real babies and with 3D-printed organs -- could help surgeons and nurses train to perform life-saving procedures, researchers say.
Leopards may have roamed across Italy alongside Neanderthals, according to a newfound leopard fossil dating back no more than 180,000 years.
Fossils unearthed in China show a strange patchwork of features, with the large brains of modern humans; the low, broad skulls of earlier humans; and the inner ears of Neanderthals.
Penguins that walked the Earth 61 million years ago might have been giants, growing to nearly 5 feet tall, according to the oldest fossils of these penguins unearthed to date.
Cypress wood might have been used in ancient palaces in Persia partly because of its sacred value in a religion known for its "fire temples," a new study finds.
Magnetically controlled swarms of microscopic robots might one day help fight cancer inside the body, new research suggests.
A new artificial-intelligence system designed to imitate the way the brain handles vision can diagnose a rare eye condition just as well as eye doctors can, a new study shows.
The strategy of growing the organs of one species inside the body of another could one day help to produce transplantable human organs.
People may have used silk, a rare luxury good in the ancient world, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, scientists say.
A soft, caterpillar-like robot might one day climb trees to monitor the environment, a new study finds.
For the first time, physicists have shown that atoms of antimatter appear to give off the same kind of light that atoms of regular matter do when illuminated with lasers, a new study finds.
Water ice exists on the surface of Ceres, new observations have confirmed. The water ice is harbored in regions on the surface of this massive asteroid that are permanently cloaked in shadow.
The world's largest, most valuable diamonds may be born in pockets of liquid metal located deep within the Earth, a new study finds.
The ancient relative of humanity dubbed "Lucy" may have been one of a harem of gals who mated with a single male, according to research that suggests her species was polygynous.