A 3-dimensional printer has aided a group of bioengineers in creating a life-like human ear, which could revolutionize bioengineering. But the possibilities stretch far and wide, with one start-up creating 3-D printer for the public it hopes will encourage creativity.
Climate scientists and citizens across the world are working together to track climate changes by reporting the skating conditions in backyard rinks. Scientists are hoping the project will increase awareness of climate change through participants' reports.
Thousands of former professional football players and their wives have filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League. Now, the NFL is faced with ameliorating the problem, as well as, perhaps, a legal battle that the organization could lose.
A popular twitter hashtag is giving scientists a way to vent frustrations and share their humorous laboratory findings with the world. But some scientists are concerned the tweets could give critics a reason to discredit their research.
When Meehan Crist was younger, her mother had a concussion. It changed her mother's life, so much so that sometimes she'd walk into a room and not remember where she was. When Crist found out what happened, it sent her on a journey of trying to understand more about the brain.
Over the years, the kilogram has added, well, a few grams. Not really whole grams, actually micrograms. But a group of scientists are trying to undo that weight gain because kilograms are one of the few units of measure still defined using physical artifacts.
Hearing may not be as selective as we once thought. With humans and other mammals that create auditory communication, hearing is not just about what the ear actually hears.
It's easy to get overwhelmed when someone talks about the Higgs boson, the large hadron collider or almost anything else at the center of modern physics. But on a very basic level, people are often extremely interested. So student scientists at the CERN laboratory turned physics into an easy-enough-to-understand horror film.
Sanctioned wolf hunts in the northern Rockies have resulted in the death of eight wolves collared by researchers from Yellowstone National Park. But with the recent death of the much-loved female leader of the Lamar Canyon pack, commissioners are taking action.
While the loss of life in Syria continues to mount, there's another toll being extracted from the nation. While it's certainly less grave than the loss of life, it still represents a tragic loss to the country's, and even the world's history.