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New research investigates why paternal mitochondria perish in embryos.
Surveys show that people generally believe autonomous vehicles should make an emergency decision for the greatest good — except if it might kill them.
Monkeys get more picky about certain relationships with age, suggesting biological origins to similar behavior in distantly-related humans.
Eight universities across northern England join forces to form a scientific powerhouse at the launch of a five-year, £16m global food research programme.
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.
Desperate patients are turning to therapy at unregulated clinics overseas that say they can treat many diseases. But one man experienced tragic consequences.
The growth of border fences in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is a "major threat" to wildlife, according to a new study.
How a shipping container became a last sanctuary for one of the world's most endangered amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.
The writer says the humanities encourage schoolchildren to solve problems creatively, a skill not fostered solely through science and technology.
A study called for better understanding of potential effects on the climate of red algae that grows on snow in warmer months.
Orders rose from 36 to 76 percent in nations where the disease is causing babies to be born with tiny heads and damaged brains, a new study says.
Once considered a rarity, infectious tumors appear to be more common in the animal world than once believed.
The spacecraft is preparing to plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere to ensure that nothing from Earth is left on the planets moons, which could host life.
Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests.
In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.
Milder winters have contributed to a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU over the past quarter of a century.
The agency announced plans for an all-electric airplane as part of efforts to make aviation more efficient and less of a polluter.
The federal agency has been sketching out what it expects cities and states to need if a local case arises. That turns out to be a lot.
A proposal by Pacific Gas and Electric would shutter the Diablo Canyon plant and replace its output with clean energy technologies.
British astronaut Tim Peake describes his dramatic journey home to Earth from the International Space Station.