Wed, Jan 21, 2015 10:30 AM by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
From soaking in rosewater to using an 18th-century unrolling machine, researchers have tried all sorts of ways to read these scrolls buried by Vesuvius's eruption.
Tue, Jan 20, 2015 1:47 AM by Bryan Nelson
There's more to salmon sperm than making salmon babies, as researchers find it can also be used to help sort out toxic waste.
Sustainability—A Long Term Approach
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 6:15 PM by Matt Hickman
'It's water,' verifies the Microsoft billionaire after taking a swig of what, just moments before, was a heap of raw sewage.
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 3:49 PM by Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
Most antibiotics target bacteria's proteins to destroy it, but this new antibiotic zeros in on fat molecules.
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 1:58 PM by Sami Grover
Imagine a world where everything about human life has changed. That's the singularity. And it's actually almost impossible to imagine.
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 3:48 AM by Bryan Nelson
The research is the first evidence that amino acids — the building blocks of a protein — can be assembled without genetic blueprints.
Tue, Jan 06, 2015 5:44 PM by Lloyd Alter
Sorry, Tesla nerds, but while Nikola may have won the battle of the currents, he's going to lose the war. The future is direct current.
Mon, Jan 05, 2015 12:35 PM by Lloyd Alter
Here comes smart everything as the Internet of Things takes over our homes. But what does it all mean?
Fri, Jan 02, 2015 11:15 AM by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
From new discovering dark matter to responding to emails, here are what some scientists hope to accomplish this year.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:58 AM by Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience
With a new understanding of how images 'flow' in the brain, researchers think they'll learn more about how the brain processes short-term memories.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 9:49 AM by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
With double the energy, the Large Hadron Collider could finally produced elusive dark matter particles.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:46 AM by Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience
If a study is 'written' by a number of cartoon characters, it's probably not real.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:14 AM by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
A new study compared genes from the spotted gar and mice to gain insights into limb evolution.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:52 PM by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
We understand very little about the evolution of vision since the soft tissue of the eye tends to decays rapidly after death.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:06 AM by Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com
Other scientific advancements this year included a better understanding of birds' evolution and 'neuromorphic' computer chips.