(PhysOrg.com) -- Mapping the Earth's magnetic field to find oil, track storms or probe the planet's interior typically requires expensive satellites.
Like people in cities, microbes often live in complex communities that contain many different microbial types. Also like us, microbes tend to gravitate to and "hang out" with certain other types in their community, ...
The newly approved drug dabigatran is an alternative to warfarin to help prevent dangerous blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, American ...
Microsoft announced Monday an Internet-friendly revamp of its Windows Phone operating system to help capture new territory in the smartphone wars.
Scientists using synchrotron X-rays have identified the chemical reaction in two van Gogh paintings that alters originally bright yellow colors into brown shades.
Health and science research would get a billion-dollar boost under the 2012 budget proposed Monday by US President Barack Obama, including a major new project to speed lab advances into cures.
Motorola Mobility has made its first acquisition since being spun off as a separate company, buying mobile software maker Three Laws Mobility in a bid to expand corporate use of Android phones.
On a single day last year, ordinary people from 192 countries made a short movie and uploaded it to YouTube. The result: a touching global "day in the life" that has wowed the Berlin film festival.
It's man vs. machine as an IBM computer takes on two human champions of the popular US television quiz show Jeopardy! on Monday.
(AP) -- Experts are reporting a partial recovery in the annual winter migration of Monarch butterflies to Mexico following a devastating 75 percent drop last year.
New research shows that all not mammals are created equal. In fact, this work shows that the animals most commonly used by scientists to study mammalian genetics -- mice -- develop unusually quickly and may not always be ...
US President Barack Obama, taking aim at climate change, proposed Monday to ramp up research in clean energy including small nuclear reactors while slashing subsidies for fossil fuels.
(AP) -- Thousands of citizen-scientists across North America are getting out their tally sheets for the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a usually festive weekend given a more serious edge after the ...
The Russian space agency suggested Monday that a foreign power may have been behind the space accident that disabled one of the country's most modern military satellites earlier this month.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Illinois researchers have documented the first observations of some unusual physics when two prominent electric materials are connected: superconductors and graphene.