MIT researchers have developed a finger-worn device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for the visually impaired.
A team of scientists in Italy has discovered the "hiding place" of HIV virus in cells that holds promise for important developments towards new therapies to cure the disease.
Besides treating bacterial infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria, research suggests.
Earth's past, present and future come together on Deception Island on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.
New film footage has revealed for the first time the potential "killer blow" that claimed the life of king Richard III.
Neurons in the brain are wired like a social network, researchers from the University of Basel say.
Two new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of breast cancer have been identified in a worldwide study of the DNA of 100,000 women.
Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of a series of ancient scrolls that were buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago.
The collapse of wildlife on land due to human activity is about to recur in the sea in the next 100 years, a consortium of scientists has found.
Inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain.
A small molecule that resets the 'biological clock' of cancer cells can help shrink tumour growth and lead to potential new therapy to treat cancer, says a research.
NASA scientists have designed an ape-like robot that can go into places dangerous for human rescuers and execute tasks such as lifting debris off survivors.
Using human embryonic stem cells, scientists for the first time have created primordial germ cells, which go on to become egg and sperm, in the lab.
British scientists found that the antibodies of llamas can be effective in neutralising a series of viruses, including HIV.
Coral reefs which are home to over 25 percent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said.
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
A group of young Mexican researchers has developed a low-cost technology that detects tumour cells in a blood sample.
The human populations now predominant in Eurasia and East Asia probably split between 36,200 and 45,000 years ago.
Researchers have found biological evidence in the brains of men and women that may explain the olfactory difference between genders.
Stem cells in mother's breast milk may be able to develop into a range of different tissues in the offspring, including the brain, liver and kidneys.