Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.
Principal cartoon characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off as their counterparts in films for adults released in the same year, reveals new research. On-screen death and violence can be particularly traumatic for young children, and the impact can be intense and long lasting.
Networks that map strength of connections between languages predict global influence of their speakers. By analyzing data on multilingual Twitter users and Wikipedia editors and on 30 years' worth of book translations in 150 countries, researchers have developed network maps that they say represe...
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.
Getting a same-day appointment with a doctor can often be a challenge, but one practice has found a novel way to meet the daily demand for appointments.
The nine-year Iraq War led to a sharp rise in teenage childbearing, according to new research. Teenage fertility in Iraq rose by more than 30 per cent between 2003 and 2010 due to increased early marriage among less-educated girls.
The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.
UN member states reach an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences between poor and rich nations cause talks to overrun by two days.
A new study analyses the violent behaviors exhibited towards pregnant women. While 21% of women suffer emotional violence during pregnancy, 3.6% encounter physical or sexual violence. Furthermore, 36.1% of those who reported physical violence claimed that it happened "very often" or "daily". A Sp...
“Media reports about behavioural genetics unintentionally induce unfounded beliefs, therefore going against the educational purpose of scientific reporting,” writes a researcher following his study of 1,500 Americans. Public misunderstanding is not the only thing to blame for this misinterpre...
US Secretary of State John Kerry's appearance at the climate talks in Lima is being seen as evidence of America's new engagement with the UN process.
By copying organs found in spiders’ legs, engineers build a sensor that can detect tiny vibrations, including speech and blood flow.
A CEO's natural sunny disposition can have an impact on the way the market reacts to announcements of company earnings, according to new research.
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