US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market toward what is actually a more expensive option, according to a new study. The researchers encourage physician...
Can monitoring Wikipedia hits show how many people have the flu? Researchers have developed a method of estimating levels of influenza-like illness in the American population by analyzing Internet traffic on specific flu-related Wikipedia articles.
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
A statistical analysis of the gift 'fulfillments' at several hundred online wedding gift registries suggests that wedding guests are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to buying an appropriate gift for the happy couple. The study suggests that most people hope to garner social b...
A new study has found that India’s shocking rates of suicide are highest in areas with the most debt-ridden farmers who are clinging to tiny smallholdings – less than one hectare – and trying to grow ‘cash crops’, such as cotton and coffee, that are highly susceptible to global price fl...
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
The pressure changes that many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam can seriously injure or kill the fish. Scientists from around the world, including areas like Southeast Asia and Brazil where huge dams are planned or under construction, are working together t...
Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists, policymakers, and the public have wondered whether we might someday see a similarly extreme depletion of ozone over the Arctic. But a new study finds some cause for optimism: Ozone levels in the Arctic haven’t yet sunk to the extreme ...
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.
A 32-year study of subarctic forest moths in Finnish Lapland suggests that scientists may be underestimating the impacts of climate change on animals and plants because much of the harm is hidden from view. Researchers used advanced statistical techniques to examine the roles of different ecologi...
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