Look at a primate or a Neanderthal skull and compare it with a modern human's. Notice anything missing?
The more scientists study pigeons, the more they learn how their brains—no bigger than the tip of an index finger—operate in ways not so different from our own.
Most of us already imagine the tropics as a place of diversity—a lush region of the globe teeming with a wide variety of exotic plants and animals. But for researchers Andrew Forbes and Marty Condon, there's even more diversity ...
University of Iowa space physicist Don Gurnett says there is solid evidence that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, more than 11 billion miles distant and 36 years ...
Many people know that tropical cyclones and hurricanes cause high winds and storm surges. But two of their other effects, heavy rainfall and inland flooding, can be just as dangerous and impact larger areas.
Quantum drag: Physicists say current in one iron magnetic sheet can create quantized spin waves in another, separate she
Friction and drag are commonplace in nature. You experience these phenomena when riding in an airplane, pairing electrical wiring, or rubbing pieces of sandpaper together.
University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean energy from sunlight and any source of water.
At attention, molecules! Chemists report molecules in ionic liquids arrange themselves, but it takes time
When you touch your phone's screen, you might not realize that you've set off a molecular chain reaction.
Leave it to evolutionary biologists to name a theory from a line in Alice in Wonderland.
Humans have been successful at treating a host of diseases. Yet some continue to elude medicine's best attempts.