An extra dose of cancer-fighting genes may be the secret to elephants’ long life spans.
Silicon transistors have been modified and patched together to form logic gates that could perform calculations in future quantum computers.
Einstein struggled for years to solve the puzzle of general relativity. The pieces all fell into place in November 1915.
Although scientists have largely viewed skin as an unimportant portal to blood for toxic air pollutants, new human data show that skin can surpass lungs as a route of entry.
The universe may be a vast quantum computer that safely encodes spacetime in an elaborate web of entanglement.
The Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and medicine or physiology ran the gamut this year, honoring both fundamental science discoveries and research with real-world impacts.
Astronomers have Einstein to thank for the tools that bring far-away galaxies and maybe even black hole collisions into view.
The Black Sea’s oxygen-rich surface layer shrank by more than a third from 1955 through 2013, compressing marine habitats and bringing toxic hydrogen sulfide closer to the surface.
Ancient man’s DNA helps reveal extent of Eurasian farmers’ back-to-Africa migration some 3,000 years ago.
A 48-million-year-old fossil of an early horse and fetus is the oldest and best-preserved specimen of its kind.
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Scholars mark general relativity 100ths anniversary with books on history, biography, science.
By scrutinizing a medieval scribe’s wiggly handwriting, scientists conclude that the writer suffered from essential tremor.
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Chimpanzees’ upper-body flexibility while walking upright suggests ancient hominids walked effectively.