WASHINGTON — With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. Many supporte..
It is a biological curiosity that has perplexed scientists and fascinated the internet. Now researchers believe they have solved one of the animal kingdom’s smelliest mysteries: how wombats produce c..
Making better flu shots comes down to dispensing with 1940s technology, according to CSL Ltd., which says its new method of vaccine production may offer better protection against the virus that killed..
Difference sides of the brain appear to specialize in different tasks and one side of the brain can dominate over the other side, according to a new study and affect how the other side of the brain re..
Traffic lights are a 150-year-old technology that were first introduced in the UK outside the Houses of Parliament. They are used to manage traffic flow but British drivers are have spent billions of..
BEIJING—The center of gravity in high energy physics could move to Asia if either of two grand plans is realized. At a workshop here last week, Chinese scientists unveiled the full conceptual design f..
Some*people*may be starting to come to grips with the fact that social media isn’t so great for mental health.*Others may think that getting on it will*give them a boost—but especially depending on ho..
You've probably heard people blame the devastating impacts of cyclones, hurricanes, or typhoons on climate change. On the other hand there are those that dismiss any suggestion of a link, often point..
Q How does electricity move through wires? A*Dan Ludois, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: It’s a complicated process, but there are charges in..
A pan-African study reveals researchers' continued dependence on funding from non-African organizations. Africa’s research funding system has created few winners: only 2% or so of scientists from ju..
New research released today from the University of South Australia and University of Exeter in the UK has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression. The causal effect is valid ev..
NASA says it is also aware of the fact that the technological and medical hurdles in doing so are immense. "We need to get started now on certain key technologies," NASA astronaut Tom Jones said. D..
First responders, private industry and tech innovators came together for Operation Convergent Response, where first responders saw how emerging technology can be used to save lives. Hurricane flooding..