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Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa won for their work on “molecular machines” that can be used to develop new materials, sensors and energy storage systems.
A man posted a bill to Reddit showing that he and his wife were charged $39.35 for holding their son after a C-section.
For a century, scientists have assumed that European eels synchronize their journeys to breed in the Sargasso Sea. A new study suggests otherwise.
A herd in the Selkirk Mountains near the Canadian border is down to about a dozen, threatened by wolves and a larger problem: development.
The study, in Nature, suggests that humans “will never get older than 115.” But critics think we can grow much older.
Our life spans appear to be limited to about 115 years, according to US scientists.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has furthered his ambition to launch people into space by practising a critical safety manoeuvre on his New Shepard vehicle.
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for developing the world's smallest machines.
There are many ways, besides the well-known sampling error, to get things wrong in polling.
Few desert superblooms erupt as consistently or on schedule as the floral display in Namaqualand.
Peru's first national satellite, PerúSAT-1, returns its maiden image of the South American country.
Switching to a low-carbon economy offers cities "significant economic opportunities" if they can collaborate with the private sector, an assessment suggests.
The man behind attempts to develop synthetic rhino horn has told the BBC that he hopes to have a "bio-identical" product on the market in two years.
A new study aims to assess whether the seas around Britain have now got so noisy that fish species like cod and haddock have difficulty communicating with each other.
Astronomer Annie Maunder achieved many firsts in her lifetime, but her story has slipped from history.
The effort to build the Thirty Meter Telescope has been held up by Hawaiians who say it desecrates Mauna Kea, one of their most beloved mountains.
David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz were recognized for transforming the understanding of matter that assumes strange shapes.
Professor Duncane Haldane is one of three British-born scientists to win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
An outbreak of shigellosis, a bacterial illness that is transmitted when people do not wash their hands, is rising in Genesee County, home to the city of Flint.
The European Parliament backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, the world's first comprehensive climate agreement.