World will be abnormally hot for next four years, experts predict
Sizzling heatwaves are likely to be a feature of the global climate for at least the next four years, say scientists.
Scientists Calculate the Speed of Death in Cells, and It's Surprisingly Slow
As death takes over, killing waves wash over a darkening cell.
See striking and bizarre images of cancer cells
Scientists from Australia find stunning art in the course of their medical research.
Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean
How carbon made it out of the ocean and into the atmosphere has remained one of the most important mysteries of science. A new study, provides some of the most compelling evidence for how it happened -- a 'flushing' of the deep Pacific Ocean caused by the acceleration of water circulation patterns that begin around Antarctica.
Historic space weather could clarify what's next
Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity changes with the solar cycle - having analysed solar activity for the last half century.
Vaping not as safe as previously thought
The perception that e-cigarettes are safe should be treated with caution, scientists have said as new research suggests vapour could harm lung cells.
From windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel
A new gel could increase energy efficiency in skyscrapers and help scientists to build habitats on Mars.
Broad 'genetic architectures' of traits and diseases
Scientists have developed a powerful method for characterizing the broad patterns of genetic contributions to traits and diseases.
Amputees feel as though their prosthetic limb belongs to their own body
In a breakthrough approach that combines virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, two amputees feel as though their prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. Moreover, the scientists show that the phantom limb actually grows into the prosthetic hand.
The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of LifeOlder articles »
How the microbiologist Carl Woese fundamentally changed the way we think about evolution and the origins of life.