Astrophysicists have taken a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes formed.
A research collaboration could make infrared technology easy to use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defense and other areas using sensing devices.
The use of natural gas as a raw material for chemicals production is a goal pursued intensively in chemical research.
Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere have dramatically declined after more than a century of overfishing, pollution, disease and habitat degradation.
The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men's genes mutating with age, according to new research.
Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after a scientific discovery.
Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining.
Chemists are developing a biodegradable coating for seeds that doesn't hinder seed germination.
The number of cephalopods has increased in the world's oceans over the past 60 years.
Scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose.
France's health minister has presented a plan to tighten up the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January.
A Steelers' first-round NFL draft choice in 2011 has been using a new way to battle the pain, remain more flexible and boost energy.
Scientists have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response -- a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.
In a new study, scientists report that by wresting back control of that protein, they could restore multiple defenses in the lungs of mice, staving off cancer's spread there.
Researchers have created a new, greatly simplified, platform for antibiotic discovery that may go a long way to solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance.