A surprising new study finds that our actions can be swayed by erotic images even when we don't consciously see them.
Droughts and storms will become more intense in the coming century if levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere keep rising, new computer models suggest.
Lowly ocean phytoplanktons generate five times more power annually than is used by all the humans in the world.
A bacteria living in special cells inside an insect has the smallest genome of any known cellular lifeform, a new study finds.
Two neurological diseases are caused by the unhealthy buildup of the same protein inside cells, scientists say.
Doctors sometimes have to guess where to stick a needle. But new technology projects the position of veins directly onto a patient's skin to offer easy-to-find targets.
Between all-night flights and the constant threat of being eaten, thrushes can barely find time for shut-eye.
Wild salmon migrating downstream toward the sea are being killed en route by sea lice from salmon fish farms, a new study finds.
Scientists have discovered a novel genetic repair mechanism that allows a hardy desert microbe to die and resurrect over and over again.
The booming shark fin trade is killing about three times as many sharks as the official catch numbers indicate, according to a new study.
A dinosaur species long accused of cannibalism and infanticide is finally having the charges against it lifted and its reputation restored.
The earliest known bird had flight feathers on its legs that allowed it to use its hindlimbs as an extra pair of wings.
A pandemic among an ancient mammoth-like creature probably contributed to the great beasts' demise, a new study suggests.
Swaying windmills floating hundreds of miles out at sea could one day help satisfy our energy needs without being eyesores.
Deterioration of body and mind are the prices our bodies pay for protection against cancer as we grow older, new studies suggest.
Space weather in the upper reaches of the atmosphere is affected by weather conditions down here on Earth, a new study suggests.
The body, and not the mind, might be the first thing to go in people with Alzheimer's and related dementias.
Bubbling lakes in Siberia are releasing up to six times more methane into the atmosphere than previously thought.
More than 1,300 unique dinosaur genera await discovery by paleontologists. Most of them will be found in the next few decades.
Fallow deer have developed an interesting strategy for surviving the first few weeks of life. They just hide and stay quiet.