A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof ...
A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who helped build a key tool for studying the universe and played a role in the project that created the first atomic bomb has died, a lab official said Thursday.
A Washington Post editorial arguing for the prosecution of intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has sparked an outcry in the media community—including from some of the newspaper's own journalists.
Chemistry typically involves precise measurements and careful testing in order to get significant results. Yet several notable discoveries happened simply by accident—ultimately altering how society views science.
A biography of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt has been named science book of the year.
A team of West Virginia University engineering students has won the $750,000 top prize in a NASA robotics competition.
It's no Nobel Peace Prize, but Barack Obama has a new honor to brag about. Scientists have named a parasite after him—and there's no worming out of it.
Two members of the assembly that awards the Nobel prize for medicine are to quit for failing to heed warnings about a major ethics scandal, the panel said Tuesday.
German economist Reinhard Selten, a recipient of the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics, has died. He was 85.
Roger Tsien, a University of California, San Diego professor who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping develop fluorescent markers that could tag cancer cells or track the advance of Alzheimer's disease in ...