Fresh insights into the structures that contain our genetic material could explain how the body's cells stay healthy.
North Atlantic coral populations – key to supporting a variety of sea life – are under threat from climate change, a study suggests.
DNA makes up only half of the material inside chromosomes – far less than was previously thought – a study has revealed.
A dinosaur fossil that almost went undiscovered is giving scientists valuable clues about a family of creatures that flourished just before the mass extinction.
Violence against children costs countries in the East Asia and Pacific region more than $200 billion - or nearly two per cent of the area's Gross Domestic Product.
A decades-old tax system may offer an economical solution to the problem of catastrophic climate change, according to a new study.
Coastal defences could be designed to better withstand powerful storms triggered by climate change, a study of wave dynamics suggests.
Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say.
Scientists have provided a solid foundation for an alternative theory to help explain how the early universe took shape.
Businesses could dramatically cut the time taken to bring products and services to market with a new supercomputer.