Synthetic biology takes genetic engineering a step farther by aiming to creating artificial life.
A majority of Americans favor synthetic biology forging ahead under the watchful eye of government regulators, but split on top concerns.
Diversity offers no protection against mass extinctions, so that the most species rich groups don't necessarily rebound.
Millions of medical scans and treatments done each year that require radioactive isotopes could be in jeopardy because of a global isotopes shortage.
A garbage patch of unknown origins in the North Atlantic Ocean contains thousands of tiny plastic pieces.
Video games can help the U.S. military train its recruits and veterans, but may also distort the reality of war.
A much-anticipated report lays out the big telescopes that will push scientific discovery during the next decade or two.
Marine biologists create a small artificial dead zone to try and predict real ones based on marine life behavior.
A tiny marine blob with tentacles and a protective hood could hint at the evolution of Earth's earliest creatures.
An "animal connection" that arose from humans learning to hunt may have driven the evolution of language and domestication.
Lovers face a complicated tangle of social media choices and no standard etiquette when it comes to relationships and breakups.
A report of Taliban insurgents training monkeys and baboons to fire guns at U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan seems unrealistic, an expert says.
Japanese smartphones can act as keycards, personal I.D., transit passes, airline boarding tickets, credit cards and more.
Experts weigh in on whether humanity can defy extinction and use its technological tools to survive on Earth.
The president’s new bioethics commission examined the future of synthetic biology, including possible benefits from innovation as well as biosecurity or biosafety risks.
Torchlight and flickering shadows would have made the engravings on stone walls seem to come alive at night, treating an Alpine tribe to a primitive cinematic experience.
A prehistoric settlement found in Britain has archaeologists scrambling to figure out how early humans survived the harsh northern climate.