A trio of scientists has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for designing and creating the world's smallest machines, turning linked-up molecules into contraptions that could do work. These include a tiny lift, artificial muscles and a mini motor.
Most of the universe is made up of "stuff" that is invisible, possibly intangible and interacts with other things only via gravity. And physicists don't know what the stuff is or why it makes up so much of the universe. They call it dark matter.
Three active volcanoes simultaneously erupting and unleashing giant plumes of smoke were spotted by a NASA satellite as it passed over a remote archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Women who weigh even slightly more than their peers are more likely to face discrimination when applying for certain jobs, a recent study from Scotland finds.
Brain cancer affects 1 in 140 men and 1 in 180 women. It can change a person’s behavior and can be quite deadly, but it is rarely inoperable.
In power politics and business, there are only two colors of ties: red and blue.
The Nobel Prize in physics went to three physicists who studied matter at the smallest scales and the coldest temperatures, which could lead to new materials and insights into phenomena such as superconductivity.
The city of Flint, Michigan, is seeing a rise in cases of a bacterial illness called Shigellosis, and the ongoing water crisis there may be in part to blame.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken a gorgeous selfie that shows the rugged, mountainous landscape the six-wheeled robot will be exploring during its newly begun extended mission.