Newly found 2,000-year-old human poop reveals that an interesting array of parasites were carried by ancient travelers.
Scientists figured out how the same tides that affect ocean waves also tug on the giant fault in California.
A new "atomic memory" device that encodes data atom by atom can store hundreds of times more data than current hard disks can, a new study finds.
A new, screenless phone for young kids could help parents stay in touch with their children, without the adults having to worry that their kids are glued to smartphones.
Blind mice have now regained some of their vision because of research that regenerated severed nerves.
A new robot stingray can swim with help from an unexpected source: muscle cells that were taken from rat hearts, a new study finds.
Volcanic glass tools that are at least 3,000 years old were used for tattooing in the South Pacific in ancient times, a new study finds.
One of the fastest cameras in the world can now take better pictures than ever, even capturing neurons as they fire, according to a new study.
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.