Hollywood places biggest 3-D bet yet on 'Avatar'
(AP) -- When James Cameron directed his first 3-D film, "Terminator 2: 3-D," for Universal Studios theme parks more than a decade ago, the bulky camera equipment made some shots awkward or impossible.
Tales from the crypt: Mummies reveal TB's Roman lineage
Samples from mummies in a Hungarian crypt have revealed that multiple tuberculosis strains derived from a single Roman ancestor that circulated in 18th-century Europe, scientists said Tuesday.
Save Our Spuds: Scientists find shield for potato blight
Scientists on Monday said they have found a gene to help protect potatoes from a blight that unleashed a devastating famine in Ireland in the 19th century.
Scientists have found a way to make the strongest spider silk fibers
Researchers from UPM have used a technique that made popular the silk from Murcia in the 19th century. The new material can be used for regenerative medicine.
Small volcanic eruptions partly explain 'warming hiatus'
The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions.
Daimler gives look at autonomous 'living space' car
German automaker Daimler on Monday showed its vision of the driverless car, a prototype vehicle that allows four passengers to face each other as the vehicle finds its way.
UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year
With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.
Greek Bronze Age ended 100 years earlier than thought, new evidence suggests
Conventional estimates for the collapse of the Aegean civilization may be incorrect by up to a century, according to new radiocarbon analyses.
Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin
Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse
A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.
NOAA says world in 2013 was fourth hottest on record (Update 2)
Last year tied for the fourth hottest year on record around the globe.
Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling
The Google lab behind augmented reality game "Ingress" is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet age adventure in storytelling.
Electric-blue clouds appear over Antarctica
Data from NASA's AIM spacecraft show that noctilucent clouds are like a great "geophysical light bulb." They turn on every year in late spring, reaching almost full intensity over a period of no more than ...
Mathematical modelling provides insights into the origins and evolution of folk tales
New insights into the origins and development of folk tales such as Little Red Riding Hood are being provided by the application of scientific analysis more commonly used by biologists to produce an evolutionary ...