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.
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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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 2:03 PM by Bryan Nelson
This ultra-strong, ultra-thin supermaterial could yield a technological revolution.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:14 AM by Elizabeth Palermo
The laser has a variety of attack modes, ranging from an intense nonlethal glare to the ability to destroy a target with 'near-instantaneous lethality.'
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 2:33 PM by Starre Vartan
The man who rubbed elbows with the likes of famous artists and astronomers found his purpose in a series of puzzles and books that piqued the curiosity of a nation.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 9:12 AM by Shea Gunther
That's no typo. The Detroit Fire Department has to rely on an antiquated, jury-rigged alert system that involves a fax machine and soda can full of coins.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:11 AM by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Not only are the winning kids wizards in the lab, but they have a range of other interests, including volunteer work, playing sports and performing music.
Tue, Dec 09, 2014 8:51 PM by Bryan Nelson
Researchers have developed solar concentrators that can be placed on windows or cellphone screens.
Tue, Dec 09, 2014 12:43 PM by Kelly Dickerson, LiveScience
While quantum information has been across many miles before this experiment, this was the first time information was transported using an optical fiber, and then recorded and stored at the other end.
Tue, Dec 09, 2014 12:09 PM by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Scientists used the lasers in place of asteroids to see if the Late Heavy Bombardment could have triggered the chemical chain reaction to create life.
Mon, Dec 08, 2014 4:52 PM by Laura Moss
The languages you speak — even the ones you may have heard when you were just an infant — have a lasting effect on how your brain processes information.
Wed, Dec 03, 2014 11:17 AM by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
The celebrity continues his endeavor to make scientists into better communicators.
Tue, Dec 02, 2014 1:54 PM by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
With confirmation that the DNA belongs to Richard III, scientists can now determine if Richard had his two nephews murdered after he took the throne.
Mon, Dec 01, 2014 10:38 PM by Bryan Nelson
Graphene membranes could be used to 'sieve' hydrogen gas from the atmosphere to then generate electricity, say researchers.