The Kepler telescope has observed the effects of a dead star bending the light of it's companion star, through the immense gravitational forces it harbors.
New research indicates that the Sahara, the barren and desert covered region of northern Africa, was once lush and was filled with vegetation and lakes.
A new species of spider has been discovered in Sri Lanka, and it's poisonous, lightning fast, and as big as a dinner plate.
A study has found that deep sea microorganisms can thrive on the chemical compounds which exist in fireworks and rocket fuel, which are toxic to most animals
A new study concludes that nearly two million lives have been saved due to the emission free nature of the nuclear power plant.
A new cancer treatment is currently undergoing testing. The treatment, a type of radiation therapy, is free from all the harmful side-effects associated with chemo- and radiation-treatments.
New research shows that our breaths are unique and could be compared to a fingerprint. Scientists may use this new discovery to diagnose medical conditions in the future.
A study from the University of New Mexico has discovered that plants use a massive amount of fresh water in their lifetimes; something which has severe implications for climate models.
Ion thrusters have been around since the 1960's, but until now they've been considered as low-efficiency devices. Now their potential may be realized, with efficiency far outweighing that of the jet engine.
Watching those cooking shows might be a lot different if we could smell what’s cooking on the screen. Now Japanese scientists says they have created a genuine working ‘smell-o-vision’ TV that might let you do just that!
By studying the early immune response to the HIV virus, scientists may have found a new avenue through which to to defeat the virus.
A swarm of 40 mini-robots, programmed to group and work together like mechanic ants, can successfully perform tasks like carrying heavy objects or regrouping after being scattered.
The world of 3D printing is producing more incredible ways that the technology can be used every day. With the ability to create a 3D printed skeleton of a living animal, the world of modern medicines has opened up even more unforeseen avenues in both veterinary and human medicine.
Odd plant circles, thought to be created by fairies according to legend, are in fact created by termites, according to new research by Norbert Jürgens of the University of Hamburg.
Easter falls on slightly different days every year, and due to an astronomical error which can be traced back over a thousand years, the date which we celebrate on can be as much as a month off.
Scientists in New Jersey and France have managed to replicate the complete workings of an ant colony on the move by using robots, in an attempt to understand how the individual ants orient themselves within the colony
A study at Harvard university has found a possible method which utilizes a change in intestinal microbes to induce rapid loss of weight in mice.
A new study by a research group in Albuquerque, N.M, indicates that brains scans on newly released criminals can predict whether they will re-offend.
A study has found that fungi, and not plant matter as previously believed, is responsible for the majority of carbon sequestration in the northern taiga
Scientists at Yale University have discovered a way to store information in photons, thereby bringing us one step closer to the quantum computer.