Cars in 2020 will smile at you, talk to you, and help you, one designer predicts.
Scientists may have an extra challenge when it comes to detecting alien civilizations, but not for the reasons you might think.
A frenzy of star birth has been captured in a new photo of a distant — but extremely bright — galaxy.
The damage from negative stereotypes is real and long-lasting, and related to the depletion of limited self resources, a new study finds.
Gusty winds that blow in reverse of prevailing weather on Saturn's largest moon Titan appear to shape some of the moon's odd equatorial sand dunes, a new study finds.
Produced from the implosion of massive stars, black holes are wells in the fabric of space-time so deep that nothing, not even light, can escape them.
A never-before studied fat has potential as a very low calorie veggie oil—and a direct biofuel, say scientists.
People who stand the most risk of contracting a health condition due to risky habits are also the most likely to favor genetic over behavioral health information, finds a new study.
Brazilian jaguars tagged with GPS collars revealed the elusive species’ hunting circuits and kill rates.
Induced hibernation of yeast and worms through oxygen deprivation sheds lights on rare episodes of humans who recover after apparently freezing to death.
Cotton sheets soaked in a secret chemical have the ability to literally grab and transport oil from water.
Cockroaches make collective decisions about where to eat, shows new research which will affect pest repellent and artificial robots.
A thorn in the side of current fundamental theory of physics, the ability of neutrinos to change electronic flavor has been directly observed for the first time by Italy’s OPERA detector.
Scientists propose that an obscure molecule related to phosphorus was the critical spark in the emergence of life from inanimate matter.
A new study on acoustic memorization reveals a remarkable ability of the brain to recognize patterns in complex sound and noise.
Joblessness prompts discontent with democratic political systems, finds a study intended as a warning to policy makers.
The iridescence of butterfly wings will soon see use as security patches on banknotes. Scientists have unlocked the secrets behind the microscopic structure that makes simultaneous colors possible.