Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:06 AM by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
The ancient mummification yarns were coated in tree resin and aromatic plant extracts that had powerful antibacterial properties.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:40 AM by Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
The Fields Medal is awarded every four years to a mathematician under the age of 40.
Sustainability—A Long Term Approach
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 4:20 PM by Matt Hickman
While it inherently involves a bit of ribbing and shaming, the ultimate goal of this misstep-highlighting awards program is to learn from and improve on design failures.
Thu, Aug 07, 2014 3:40 PM by Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
The origami robot's ability to fold and unfold itself represents a step forward when it comes to designing and manufacturing robots in the future.
Mon, Aug 04, 2014 7:14 PM by Starre Vartan
A new project aims to find people who have genetic diseases but may not even realize it. Somehow, they overcame the disease, so what can we learn from these outliers?
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 1:22 PM by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Heart disease has long been thought related to the more modern and sedentary lifestyle, but now scientists are finding it throughout antiquity.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:59 AM by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Scientists used tree rings to determine the age and source of the vessel, but they still do not know how it ended up buried in the Lower Manhattan coastline.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:45 PM by Bryan Nelson
Breakthrough technology could make long-distance space travel feasible, clean our air here on Earth, and even combat global warming.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:36 AM by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
What role do the Higgs bosons play in scattering and sticking to atoms?
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 7:38 PM by Starre Vartan
A new company wants to give patients—and doctors—access to truly individualized data.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:41 AM by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Slightly more than 1 percent of active human DNA codes for proteins that carry out most of the body's biological functions.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:51 PM by Kevin Bell
Sliced bread may be the best invention of all time, but these new concepts prove that innovation never goes out of style.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 9:43 AM by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
A virus carrying a heart muscle gene helps to regular heart rhythms, but more tests on animals are needed before this method can be attempted on humans.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 5:17 PM by Bryan Nelson
Do we choose our friends because they share our genes? Controversial study finds that our friends are more related to us than random strangers are.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 9:19 AM by Jillian Rose Lim, LiveScience
The most common gene shared by friends in the study was the "olfactory" gene, which is involved in a person's sense of smell.