Researchers develop robots that adapt to damage in less than a minute, instead of the many hours needed by traditional self-learning systems.
Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires—but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged.
A glass of seawater is teeming with life, and recent research reveals more about what ocean water contains. Microscopic creatures in the world’s oceans weigh more than all of the fish in the sea and produce about half of the Earth’s oxygen.
A new relative joins “Lucy” on the human family tree. An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has discovered a 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old new human ancestor species. Upper and…
Fossils of a new species of Australopithecus have been found near the site of Lucy’s species, Australopithecus afarensis, suggesting the two species interacted
Designed to give paralysed people more independence, the implant also lets us see if brain activity can show a person’s decisions – before they realise they’ve made any
This year’s North Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be less active than usual, the US government said Wednesday.
A New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from a state university where they’re kept.
Economically vulnerable families are increasingly willing to take on debt to maintain a basic standard of living—a situation that can put them into a deep financial hole, according to a new University of Michigan study.
An intergovernmental task force just released a new plan to prevent the spread of the invasive lionfish and to help manage lionfish in an effort to prevent further harm to marine ecosystems.
Using ever more energetic lasers, Lawrence Livermore researchers have produced a record high number of electron-positron pairs, opening exciting opportunities to study extreme astrophysical processes, such as black holes and gamma-ray bursts.
The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday.
Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.
Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it’s becoming reality more frequently in the business world.
Tech security company Fortinet is buying Meru Networks Inc. for about $39.6 million in a move aimed at strengthening its position in the wireless market.
Fruit growers in the U.S. Intermountain West (the region including the states of Montana, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado) are faced with challenges that include decreased agricultural land availability, harsh climatic conditions, and significant co…
In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans’ religious involvement, researchers led by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six …
Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.