With the help of X-ray videos, scientists have developed a new robot that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim.
The most recently discovered extinct human species may have lived less than 1 million years ago, suggesting the small-brained hominin lived alongside several other hominins.
For the first time, pieces of living bone have been grown from the cells of patients — in this case, miniature pigs — and sculpted to replace missing anatomical structures.
Scientists have for the first time made an advanced machine known as a quantum computer simulate ghostly particles that fluctuate in and out of existence.
A sleeping giant at the center of a galaxy has awoken: A normally dormant, monster black hole has been found shredding a star that ventured too close to the cosmic beast.
Scientists found the cells of a leukemia-like cancer in shellfish mostly came from other individuals, even other species, suggesting transmissible cancer is more common than thought.
A daring hang glider known for his extreme stunts and record-setting flights will soon attempt to set another record for the longest open distance flight.
Brain-like machines with human-like abilities to solve problems could become a reality, researchers say.
A newly uncovered meteorite may be the first-ever extinct meteorite — a member of a class of meteorite that no longer falls to Earth.
A hungry black hole has been observed chowing down on cold, clumpy clouds at the center of a nearby galaxy, shedding light on how black holes grow.
The newfound ancestors may have been even littler than the hobbits, and date much further back in time, from some 700,000 years ago.
New Lego-compatible blocks created by quantum physicists could amp up your best creations by adding internet connectivity, electronic sensors, motors and lights to existing Lego sets.
Artificial intelligence may one day embrace the meaning of the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words," as scientists are now teaching programs to describe images as humans would.
The elusive giant squid, which some say inspired the legend of the giant kraken, may be bigger than previously thought.
An invention called PowerShake allows mobile and wearable devices to wirelessly charge other mobile and wearable devices on the go, even when those devices are being held or worn.
The oldest space dust yet found on Earth suggests that the ancient atmosphere of Earth had significantly more oxygen than previously thought, a new study finds.
New earbuds can not only help boost your hearing and cancel out pesky noise, but also serve as wireless earphones for making phone calls and listening to music hands-free.
Scientists have created the world's tiniest practical engines, and these light-powered machines could one day power microscopic robots small enough to enter living cells, the researchers say.
Three potentially habitable Earth-size planets have been discovered orbiting a dim, cold nearby star that is barely larger than Jupiter, researchers say.
A new kind of comet that is nearly tailless has been discovered — and the surprises don't stop there. It may even reveal clues about the building blocks of Earth.
A new camera that looks like a flat sheet of paper is so thin and flexible that it could be wrapped around everyday objects, such as desks, cars, streetlights and even clothing, new research shows.
Neanderthal men carried a Y chromosome that often may have led to miscarriages if or when Neanderthals and modern humans got together, new research suggests.