Formed of antibodies and DNA, these molecular automata could help design better drugs to fight cancer, autoimmune diseases.
The American Chemical Society looks at why some foods taste sweet, and why some sweeteners are, well, sweeter than others.
A crystalline substance that can absorb and release oxygen in large quantities could one day lead to tankless underwater breathing a la one water-loving superhero.
A beautiful gif deconstructs the wing motions of a bat, a goose, a moth, a dragonfly and a hummingbird to reveal the looping patterns therein.
The water in our solar system -- including up to half of Earth's supply -- has actually been here since before the birth of the sun, according to new research.
An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.
A team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.
In the search for powerful anticancer and antifungal drugs, scientists look somewhere new -- fungus-farming ants.
Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care by examining what it means to be healthy.
Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.