NASA has chosen 96 ideas it regards as most promising from more than 400 submitted in response to its June request for information (RFI) about protecting Earth from asteroids and finding an asteroid humans can explore.
Leicester students are aiming to make polystyrene more fire resistant using genetically modified bacteria – creating a new, safer fire retardant.
In an editorial accompanying an ebook titled "Beyond open access: visions for open evaluation of scientific papers by post-publication peer review," Nikolaus Kriegeskorte argues that scientists, not publishers, are in the ...
Texting while driving is a serious threat to public safety, but a new University of Michigan study suggests that we might not be aware of our actions.
(AP) -- With a huge and unpredictable oil slick drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a variety of hazards to human health if and when the full brunt of the toxic mess washes ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- There is new evidence that depression, obesity and alcohol abuse or dependency are interrelated conditions among young adult women but not men.
(AP) -- The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he filled the top job at the Food and Drug Administration.
Every scientific researcher has asked themselves the question at some stage in their professional career: Why has the paper I submitted to be peer reviewed disappeared into the ether?