A U.S. researcher is questioning the conventional theory that bats should maximize their hibernation periods when no insects are available to eat.
A U.S. government competition is under way with scientists at 53 universities and other institutions developing "robocars" -- cars of the future.
A U.S. study of cognitive tests suggests obtaining results from a short series of repeated tests might more precisely define mental function.
All domestic cats are descended from at least five common ancestors from the Near East, Oxford University scientists and their collaborators have discovered. The new research, published in this week’s Science, also suggests ...
The scientist who first compared the movements of atoms in glass to the wiggling of jellyfish in water has won the top award in the field of glass science.
Researchers in Slovakia have been able to derive mesenchymal stem cells from human adipose, or fat, tissue and engineer them into “suicide genes” that seek out and destroy tumors like tiny homing missiles. This gene ...
Bright light that flickers frequently or rapidly, like a strobe light, can trigger seizures in some people – a phenomenon documented in nearly 700 children who were hospitalized in Japan 10 years ago after watching a Pokemon ...
Forget expensive moisturisers and cosmetic surgery, a compound found in the humble elderberry could give a natural boost to skin.
A study appearing in the July issue of the Journal of Periodontology found bacteria commonly found in the mouth and associated with periodontal diseases in the amniotic fluid of some pregnant women.
A study published in the July 1st issue of the journal SLEEP finds that large segments of the U.S. population use valerian or melatonin to treat their insomnia.