A new mobile robotic printer that is only a little bigger than three stacked hockey pucks will enable people to print anywhere and on any size page of paper.
Bendable, morphing wings covered with overlapping pieces resembling scales or feathers could be used to build more agile, fuel-efficient aircraft, a new study finds.
Neanderthals and modern humans interbred long ago, but evolution has purged many of our caveman relative's genes from modern human genomes, a new study finds.
For all their infamous raiding and plundering, the Vikings who attacked from Scandinavia might have been just a bunch of lonely-hearted bachelors, new research suggests.
Ancient corpses dumped haphazardly into desert graves near the U.S.-Mexican border may have been victims of blood feuds between and within communities, a new study finds.
Diamonds may decorate some of the most coveted pieces of bling, but these precious stones could one day have a more practical use: storing vast amounts of data.
For the first time, a device implanted into the brain of a person with a spinal cord injury has been used to restore the patient's sense of touch.
Recently formed craters on the surface of the moon are far more common than scientists had previously predicted, raising concerns about the safety of future lunar missions.
Disastrous floods like those seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 may hit New York City 17 times more often in the next century, a new study finds.
Scientists have found some funky DNA lurking inside a virus that infects bacteria. In addition to its own genes, the virus holds genetic material from black widow spiders and other animals.
Shape-shifting materials that can be programmed to morph over time could lead to medical implants that unfold at controlled rates inside the body, a new study finds.
Researchers have now performed "quantum teleportation" of laser pulses over several miles within two city networks of fiber optics.
Atmospheric oxygen levels have declined over the past 1 million years, although not nearly enough to trigger any major problems for life on Earth, a new study finds.
3D-printed plastic blocks can now be turned into acoustic holograms that generate 3D shapes made of sound, which could function like sonic "tractor beams," according to a new study.
A group of humans migrating out of Africa some 40,000 to 70,000 years ago mingled with an as-yet unknown branch of humanity, three new studies have found.
Ancient human migrations out of Africa may have been driven by wobbles in Earth's orbit and tilt that led to dramatic swings in climate, a new study finds.
Using small drones, archaeologists have revealed details about an ancient cultic settlement in the Apennine Mountains of Italy.
Scientists once thought that only mammals chewed up their meals. Now, researchers have found that stingrays from the Amazon River may also chew up their insect prey.
A new wearable camera lets you go back in time, so to speak, to retroactively capture those fleeting moments you thought you missed.
Using technology akin to X-ray vision, scientists can read closed books, identifying letters printed on stacks of paper up to nine sheets thick.