On Sunday (May 31), pilot André Borschberg took off in a solar-powered plane from China en route to Hawaii — a journey that will require him to fly across the Pacific Ocean nonstop for five days.
In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology in the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a team of researchers restored "lost memories" in the brains of mice.
In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat, by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos.
In order to learn about ancient Egyptian techniques, a team of scientists mummified the limb of a human body that had been donated to science.
Nearly one-third of Americans believe animals should have the same rights as people, a recent poll finds.
The "Hyperloop," a hypothetical high-speed transportation system that could shuttle people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in only 30 minutes, just sped a bit closer to reality.
If the movie "Tomorrowland" is anything to go by, the future will be filled with jetpacks, flying trains and, of course, evil robots.
Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker to that list.
A compact, foldable drone inspired by origami can unfold itself automatically and take flight within a fraction of a second.
The proposed Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, D.C., plans to open its first exhibit, on the "future of travel" this summer.
Remember "The Dress" — the photograph that sparked an online firestorm about whether the garment was white and gold or blue and black? Now, researchers have studied the phenomenon scientifically.
Yesterday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed at least eight passengers and injured hundreds of others, may have people wondering, where is the safest place to sit on a train?
Madam, I'm Adam. A man, a plan, a canal: Panama. Palindromes are everywhere — including on the calendar.
When a team of scientists scanned hundreds of Egyptian animal mummies, the researchers were in for a surprise: Roughly a third of all the mummies contained no body inside.
A team of scientists X-rayed hundreds of Egyptian animal mummies housed in museums throughout England, to get at the artifacts' secrets without damaging them.
A new, high-tech cane for the blind is designed to recognize the faces of the person's friends and family members.
A jet-powered vehicle that can travel the length of a football field in the blink of an eye will attempt to break the world two-wheeled land speed record later this year.
Motherhood is an impressive feat under any circumstances. But for some mothers, it's almost miraculous.
Many people today get their news via Facebook, but most probably give little thought to how the social media network filters the stories they see.