RNA keeps some of life's most important processes humming, from building your body's proteins to silencing genes.
Taxonomy is the science of naming, defining and classifying organisms into evolutionarily related groups. It gives biologists a common language.
Even an extremely dead apex predator deserves a beautiful view of the night sky — particularly one that reminds them of home.
From a nuclear commander to a Harvard-educated refugee, STEM-trained candidates are shaking up politics.
Touted as a promising alternative energy source for decades, solar panels crown rooftops and roadside signs, and help keep spacecraft powered. But how do solar panels work?
U.S. cities committed to the Paris climate accord after President Trump announced the country's exit. But how much can urban areas do?
Get the science scoop on the animal kingdom's Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and Thing. Can you guess which animals make the cut?
Children who are prodigies may have certain genetic traits in common with people who have autism, new research suggests.
Star Wars' beloved droid C-3PO's astounding translation abilities might be the most useful in everyday life, and the most likely to be replicated by real-life AI.
Blessed and burdened with a tremendous learning capacity, Ultron masters 3,000 years of human history in a flash. But computers that learn are not only on the big screen, say experts.
The Turing test, a foundational method of AI evaluation, shapes the plot of the sci-fi/psychological thriller "Ex Machina." But real-life systems can already pass the test.
Artificial intelligence like the kind seen in the movies is getting real, as researchers work on robots with feelings like Chappie.
In the film "Guardians of the Galaxy," the character "Groot" is a walking, talking tree that seems to defy nature. How outlandish is the idea of a plant-animal hybrid?
Six of the people killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 were dedicated to HIV/AIDS research and programs, and researchers mourned their lives at recent a health conference.
Diverticulitis, a condition that can cause severe and sudden pain in the abdomen, affects the digestive system.