Articles By Roxanne Palmer
If the Chinese bring a flag to plant when they land on the moon in 2013, they won't be the first: American astronauts on the Apollo missions have planted six flags already. And according to recent scientific observations, five of them still stand upright.
A virus that jumped from birds to seals turns out to have adaptations that could make it transmissible to humans as well.
A new study looking at shipwrecks across 300 years finds that male passengers and crew members were much more likely to survive accidents at sea than women and children.
Researchers compared images of deep-water polygonal formations on Earth's sea floor to data on similar Martian formations, and conclude that they were likely formed by similar geological processes.
More than 5,000 blood and urine samples will be tested for banned substances at this year's Olympics, more than any previous games.
One NASA scientist thinks that tape could be good for more than just fixing book pages -- we could use it to make a mirror that could allow us to glimpse the fiery hearts of galaxy clusters.
We may think of academics as a liberal, open-minded lot, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scientists have had as rocky a road to acceptance in the scientific community as they've had in other segments of society.
Researchers found that interfering with insulin signaling pathways made the horns of rhinoceros beetles significantly smaller than normal.
Even though the jury's still out on the health benefits of barefoot or minimalist-shoe running, a new survey found that runners are primarily interested in barefoot running because they think it will help them avoid future injury.
Researchers say a chemical called AAQ could prove to be a flexible, less invasive treatment for certain types of blindness.