Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.
Researchers have found that editors and owners of news organizations may want to pay more attention to what their readers are saying about their news stories in order to better serve their consumers.
More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis. From 2000 to 2014, low- and middle-income country governments spent $133 billion on child health. Donors spent ...
The New Horizons mission to Pluto releases new colour views of the dwarf planet, revealing some intriguing dark spots.
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
The hormones testosterone and cortisol may destabilize financial markets by making traders take more risks, according to a study.
Think you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as 'foodies,' are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh less and may be healthier than their less-adventurous counterparts.
Forensic researchers develop a new method for establishing an accurate time of death after as much as 10 days.
The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta probe is riddled with pits that formed much like sinkholes here on Earth, say scientists.
People have evolved to be smarter and taller than their predecessors, a study of populations around the world suggests.
As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? A scholar can tell the truth about Ben.
A solar powered plane is encountering its first weather front during its attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean.
US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.
Scientists have synthesized qualitative and quantitative evidence to form a clearer picture of the extent and types of mistreatment that occurs during childbirth in health facilities. Such initiatives are key to developing policies to reduce and ultimately eliminate this inhumane and degrading ph...
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