Not necessarily harmful! But just so you know. Here in the U.S., our eggs mostly come in two colors: white and brown. But there are two breeds, one in Chile and one in China, that are known to lay blue
Violent impacts from comets and other hurtling bodies can pepper planets and their moons with the molecular building blocks of life, new research suggests. The high-speed collisions unleash intense shock
Alok Jha is joined by Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample and environment site editor Adam Vaughan to ponder the slow start to the badger cull in the UK and ask whether it's likely to achieve its
From more southerly latitudes than Britain, Venus is spectacular in the SW at nightfall, blazing at magnitude -4.1 while 4° below the much fainter (mag 0.7) planet Saturn. For Britain, though, Venus sets
In the wild, male apes can plan ahead where they'll be going, and they keep their female friends apprised. We often think of the ability to plan for the future as a uniquely human attribute. Recent studies
In Kenya, two new varieties of wheat are resistant to a fungus that defeated even Norman Borlaug's resistant plants. Kenyan farmers last week got a first look at two new varieties of wheat that are resistant
Things might have turned out very differently An example of what a Surface Phone might have looked like. Image credit: Jonas Daehnert (deviantART) Microsoft and Nokia need each other more than you'd expect.
Scientists are set to trial a new ‘digital pill’ which can send a text to relatives and doctors from inside the body. It is hoped the pills could be used to cut the number of drugs that are wasted each
New research suggests that 3-month-old human babies can use lemur calls as teaching aids. The findings hint at a deep biological connection between language and learning. Babies begin learning as soon
How science is transforming the sport of MMA fighting Greg Jackson, the single most successful trainer in the multi-billion-dollar sport of professional mixed martial arts fighting, works out of a musty
It's a social media marketer's dream: a formula for a successful Reddit submission. A team of statisticians at Stanford has spent the past few months analyzing 16,700 pictures on Reddit in order to analyze
The company behind the technology found in wireless Beats headphones and Nike Running gadget has unveiled the world's thinnest keyboard, with a flexible, wireless touchscreen just half a millimetre thick.