New handheld HIV detector fits into your iPod case
April 1, 2010, 6:30 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The portable device takes less than 10 minutes to perform the test, and it could revolutionize how HIV is monitored in remote regions of Africa.
Scientists turn excess carbon dioxide into cooking oil
March 30, 2010, 5:05 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new solvent, combined with carbon dioxide, extracts oil from soybeans without the negative environmental impact associated with other methods.
Orange corn could reduce blindness and child deaths
March 29, 2010, 9:15 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Orange corn rich in beta-carotene could drastically reduce rates of childhood blindness and infant mortality, especially in developing nations.
World's first amphibious insect discovered in Hawaii
March 23, 2010, 7:31 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
No one knows how these Hawaiian caterpillars are able to breathe underwater, since they don't have gills and don't hold their breath.
Flat-headed cat, the world's least known feline, is now endangered
March 23, 2010, 6:09 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
This strange but adorable feline, with webbed feet and a streamlined head, is threatened by encroaching biofuel plantations in its native habitat.
Alligator found 20 miles out to sea swimming with whales
March 22, 2010, 6:06 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Stunned researchers came across the Georgia alligator while they were looking for North Atlantic right whales.
Scientists mimic photosynthesis to create new 'solar fuel'
March 19, 2010, 6:02 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Sunlight in the form of fuel? A breakthrough new discovery brings science one step closer to creating clean hydrogen fuel using only water and sunlight.
11 things you thought were green -- but there's a catch
March 10, 2010, 10:55 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Going green requires difficult lifestyle changes — choosing from an overwhelming assortment of options and sifting through a lot of misinformation while you're at it.
'Cove' filmmakers out L.A. restaurant for serving whale sushi during Oscars
March 10, 2010, 8:38 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The Oscar-winning filmmakers are at it again -- this time performing a sting operation while in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards.
8 surprising facts about hamsters
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
A mysterious seismic wave washed over the planet, and now we think we know what it was
Geologists baffled by remote island that's covered in mysterious rocks
'Dragon aurora' engulfs night sky over Iceland
Why are women called 'crazy' and emotional' when men aren't?