The living room of Vicky Holliday and her partner Keith Newell’s home, in a quiet cul-de-sac in High Wycombe, has all the telltale signs of new parenthood: multicoloured baby mat, cuddly toys, photos the
Two Americans and a German will share the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a new type of microscopy that allows researchers, for the first time, to see individual molecules inside living cells.
Doctors have welcomed the birth of the first baby from a transplanted womb as bringing hope to thousands of infertile women around the world The parents of the first baby to be born from a transplanted
It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve
We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers. So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes? Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his
You can't ride a bike in Seattle without thinking about the seven hills. (No one can agree on which ones make up "the seven," but they're not a friendly ride.) And you better think about the city's famously
If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results
It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next
The man contracted the virus from close contact with a healthcare worker who worked in Saudi Arabia. The virus is new and can be deadly, but the man is doing well and is not contagious. After officials
A "selfie" from an exhausted California firefighter sent to his wife to let her know he was OK has become an Internet sensation. The photo shows firefighter Tim Bergon in the foreground smiling while exhausted
Teriyaki meatballs, rice, cookies and a bottle of water. That's what authorities gave a hungry teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the wheel well of a jetliner, soon after his unexpected
Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night. Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath,
From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession. What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything
World / Updated March 12, 2014 / 7:12 PM GMT The investigation into the disappearance of flight MH370 is likely to turn into a criminal inquiry as mounting evidence points to a deliberate act, a leading
International space agencies join "unprecedented" search for Malaysian airliner which disappeared on Saturday. Satellites have joined the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, joining 42 and
Autodesk teamed up with designer Joris Laarman to create the system. Metal, despite being one of the most ubiquitous building materials, isn't something we see in 3-D printing too often. (Seriously: we've
Deniz Safak was five years old when he first displayed symptoms of the disease that would later take his life. "He started being sick and had intense, stroke-like seizures," his mother, Ruth, recalled.
A visual tone poem that will move you Do you remember when that can of Coke got swallowed by lava? Forget everything you knew about that Coke can. It's dead to you. Rogue YouTube auteur Lavapix uploaded
An experimental device keeps a lung warm, breathing and nourished while outside the body. Credit:MediCommConsultants/YouTube.com Doctors at the University of California, Los Angeles, explain how the "heart
Just a few decades after they were invented, emoticons have become an indispensable part of online communication - so much so that the human brain now reacts to them in the same way as a real face Emoticons
An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast. When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself.
Some beached whales can't be rescued. Four scientists have developed a humane way to end their suffering. Sometimes, whales end up where they shouldn't. When a whale can't be rescued and sent back to it