In an experiment that could explain the origin of the maniacal mouse in “Pinky and the Brain,” researchers spliced a human brain gene into lab mice, and it made them smarter.
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A new device uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.
The banded legs and thin body indicate that this is Diestrammena asynamora, a non-native cricket from Asia.
(Credit: Wyss Institute) You heard it here first: robotic exoskeletons are poised to become 2014’s hottest fashion trend.
Stonehenge was constructed more than 4,600 years ago, but its mysterious aura continues to fascinate scientists and Druids alike.
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus trawls for mesozoic fish. Illustration by Brian Engh The meat-eating dinosaur Spinosaurus rose to terrifying fame in Jurassic Park III, when it took down the comparatively small Tyrannosaurus rex.
Reconstruction of a new mammal species, Xianshou songae. This mouse-sized animal was a tree dweller in the Jurassic forests.
When Jesse Garza trained a video camera on his backyard earlier this summer he was trying to get to the bottom of a simple mystery — why a blue heron was hanging around his suburban neighborhood.
The Bardarbunga eruptive fissure on September 1, 2014. Credit: University of Iceland/Ármann Höskuldsson The largest lava eruption for over a century is currently underway in central Iceland.
Elvis Presley earned the moniker of “Elvis the Pelvis” for his tendency to gyrate his hips in erotic fashion.
Your brain has a lot to think about, so if there’s a way to outsource a few mental tasks to save bandwidth, it’s going to do it.
When Hurricane Katrina bore down on New Orleans in August of 2005, federal officials couldn’t predict how it would behave with any real certainty until two days before landfall.
Descending into a roiling pit of magma isn’t what most people have in mind when they visit an island nation in the Pacific Ocean.
Avatars from Second Life. Image by LindenLab via Flickr Video games represent the ultimate in escapist technology for millions of people — a way to spend a few enjoyable hours slaying fantasy monsters or exploring science fiction worlds.
An artist’s rendering of Dreadnoughtus schrani. (Credit: Jennifer Hall) The NFL’s season officially opens tonight as Seattle and Green Bay duke it out in prime time.
Nowadays we get such frequent updates from the crew of the ISS — their tweets, their photos, their music videos, their hygiene tips — that it’s weird to recall that just a few years ago we didn’t have 24/7 updates from Earth orbit.
When someone compliments your sexy car, feel free to take it personally. That’s because your face bears a striking resemblance to your car’s grille and headlights, according to a new study.
Housemates may share more than a Netflix subscription and a mortgage – they also host an abundance of shared microbes, which significantly shape a home’s overall micro-environment, according to a new study.
The Racetrack Playa — a barren lakebed in Death Valley National Park — is home to one of the world’s natural wonders: “sailing stones” that mysteriously meander across the dried mud, leaving tracks in their wake.
We tend to think of our memories as dependable guides to the past — but the truth is, many studies have found that our memories change over time.