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The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.
He shared the prize in 1996 for discovering a new form of carbon, nicknamed the buckyball.
Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.
Some questions about weight loss and maintenance come up again and again. Here are some answers.
Mosquitoes infected with the bacterium Wolbachia resist viruses like Zika and dengue. Now researchers are testing the bacterium on mosquitoes in the wild.
Scientists have developed a technique to grow human embryos in the lab past the point they normally implant in the womb.
Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.
Abortion rights activists and a number of doctors say a new law requiring anesthesia for fetuses aborted 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy is not based on science.
The science community pays tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76.
The big cats have lost up to 75 percent of their range over the last three centuries, a study found, indicating they are more threatened than biologists thought.
An improbable tale of how a British maverick harnessed crowdsourced meteorological discoveries to reveal the poetic wonders of the sky.
Visit the chasm threatening a British research base
The tech giant will offer online tutorials, visual simulations and a gamelike system that will parcel out access to a modest quantum computer.
British astronaut Tim Peake says he wants his mission to the space station to change attitudes towards science.
A $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles, La., is the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the effects of climate change.
Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.
British industry is to lead the construction of the Biomass satellite which will use an innovative radar instrument to essentially weigh the world's trees.
The first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the impacts of climate change.
Yuri Milner, a Russian Internet entrepreneur, announced that the three leaders would split $1 million. The balance will go to 1,012 other scientists.
Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.