"Even after melting, the stone [produced from the thunderstorm that struck Vivian, South Dakota, U.S. of A., on 23 July 2010] still measured 8.0 inches in diameter and weighed nearly 2 pounds (1 pound, 15 ounces) with a circumference of 18.62 inches." Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A year and a half after President Obama loosened restrictions on government funding of human-embryonic-stem-cell research, a federal judge declared all such studies temporarily off-limits for taxpayer dollars, on the grounds that they violate a 1996 law.
A report from Beyond Zero Emissions asserts that Australia's energy needs can be fully met by renewable sources within 10 years with technologies that are already available, with 40% coming from wind generation, and 60% from large-scale Concentrating Solar Thermal with molten salt storage.
Take a look at the world’s energy consumption as a factor of renewable and non-renewable energy resources.
Charles Darwin may have been wrong to argue that competition was the major driver of evolution, a study suggests.
Scientists reported progress today in using a common virus to develop improved materials for high-performance, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that could be woven into clothing to power portable electronic devices.
If you had a dinner invitation in Utah's Escalante Valley almost 10,000 years ago, you would have come just in time to try a some new menu items.
The 'mystery stone' discovered on a mountainside in New Mexico, appears to be inscribed with ancient Greek or Hebrew. For decades, scholars have wondered if it's proof that Mediterranean peoples came to the New World thousands of years ago.
Two scientists, one American and one French, have been in Chernobyl for more than 10 years studying the populations of insects, birds and mammals in "zone of alienation" surrounding the abandoned nuclear power station
Here’s a disconcerting thought: for the past thirty years, genes have been patentable. And we’re not just talking genetically modified corn – your genes, pretty much as they exist in your body, can and have been patented.
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