Data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals easily evaporated chemicals and hydrogen on the asteroid, suggesting the presence of water mixed into its surface material
The sequencing of genomes of 48 bird species explains the evolutionary roots of vocalization and could offer insight into human speech disorders...
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John James Audubon was both mocked and praised for his paintings of birds, but his work remains a significant contribution to science and art
Follow-up study shows long-term language improvement for kids with autism after an intensive, targeted behavioral therapy program
Genetic sequencing has dumped a mountain of data into researchers' laps, but it hasn't yielded a silver bullet to cure cancer
Cesium from Fukushima may help scientists track wildlife
Math can be a beautiful, immersive, full-body experience, according to the creators of the newly opened Museum of Math, or MoMath, in New York City
A group of college and high school students has designed a Star Trek-inspired sensing device that can beam environmental data to a smart phone.
Implanting electrodes that stimulate deep regions of the brain during early stages of Parkinson’s appears to alleviate some problems with movement, but there are risks
The late Venezuelan president implied that his enemies gave him cancer. Katherine Belov, an expert on transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils, says that is unlikely—but not impossible
Scientific American asks leaders of a dozen House and Senate committees for written answers to eight policy questions related to science and technology
Concert hall designers generally aim for acoustics that satisfy experts, but a move is afoot to also consider the tastes of other concertgoers
U.S. business and policy leaders have made it a priority to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM. But one source of STEM talent is often overlooked: young people with autism spectrum disorders.
Two Australian starfish species diverged only 6,000 years ago, offering a glimpse of evolutionary history in the making