By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 05:37 PM EDT
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, or DORA, put forward 18 recommendations for change in the scientific culture.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 10, 2013 08:50 AM EDT
Applicants from around the world have put in requests to be the first humans to settle on Mars, but they may face lethal radiation and a lack of food resources.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 29, 2013 06:23 PM EDT
A new high school student study finds that Asians are better at math and science, and that girls perform as well as boys. What does this mean for representation of women and minorities in STEM careers?
By Christine Hsu | Jan 24, 2013 02:11 PM EST
Scientists have managed to "download" all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets on to strands of synthetic DNA.
By Makini Brice | Nov 12, 2012 04:53 PM EST
Researchers from Duke University have unveiled a perfect invisibility cloak. The catch? The object was only a few centimeters large and the cloaking was done with microwaves, not visible light.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 22, 2012 04:27 PM EDT
Learning to cook may have helped the human brain grow, and may have led to the invention of tools, culture and civilization, scientists claim.
By Makini Brice | Oct 22, 2012 01:28 PM EDT
An Italian court has sentenced six Italian seismologists to six years in prison for manslaughter over the deadly 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila.
By Makini Brice | Oct 19, 2012 05:37 PM EDT
A small company in the United Kingdom has perhaps hit upon the holy grail of clean energy: they have managed to convert water and air into petroleum.
By Makini Brice | Oct 19, 2012 04:21 PM EDT
Your dreams are no longer safe from the outside.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 10, 2012 03:45 PM EDT
Scientists say that the recently discovered 520 million year old insect brain, the oldest brain ever discovered in an arthropod, is surprisingly complex for its age, and may be the earliest example on record of a modern brain structure.
By Makini Brice | Oct 08, 2012 04:59 PM EDT
The House of Representatives' Science Committee has gotten itself into a bit of hot water again as another member of the committee has said something that contradicts with the scientific consensus.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 04:57 PM EDT
The team of Japanese scientists that successfully produced normal baby mice using sperm made from stem cells has now successfully produced baby mice from eggs made from egg stem cells in a breakthrough that, if successfully replicated in humans, could someday relieve worries women have about their biological clocks.
By Makini Brice | Oct 04, 2012 01:28 PM EDT
Researchers want the paper application to be able to diagnose anything from pregnancy to diabetes to malaria.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 01, 2012 04:37 PM EDT
Early humans may have lived in harmony with Neanderthals and possibly even interbred with them, according to new research.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 27, 2012 04:47 PM EDT
Scientists have created ultra-thin electronic devices that can "melt away" once in the body once their job is done.