Japan and India signed a controversial civil nuclear deal on Friday that will allow Japanese companies to export atomic technology to the Asian giant as the two countries deepen economic and security ties.
In the 1940s, the first African American women entered NACA's “computing pools." Some later became managers or engineers at NASA, and all made crucial — but often little-known — contributions to the math that put Americans in space.
Whoever wins the US presidency on Nov. 8 will be tasked with managing America's increasingly tense relationship with Russia. And that means managing the future of a decades-long and complicated nuclear relationship with Russia — and with the world.
In her new book, "This is Your Brain on Parasites,” author Kathleen McAuliffe describes the numerous links between animals and parasites, how they've co-evolved, and how parasites may actually affect the behavior of humans and other animals.
An expedition has returned from the jungles of Honduras with news of the discovery of a lost city from a mysterious culture. Could it be the "Lost City of the Monkey God," a centuries-old Honduran legend?
The oldest mummies in the world aren't in Egypt, but in northern Chile where the Chinchorro people once lived. Their 7,000-year-old remains are now under threat from changing weather patterns wrought by climate change, as are cultural relics around the world.
Genetically modified foods are a major political issue, but what if scientists told you they could cure cancer? New research suggests that inserting specific genes known to fight cancer into plant material could be an effective tool to eradicate the disease in certain people.
All the metric scales in the world — from those at a Polish deli to the big ones at a South African junkyard — are ultimately calibrated against a 125-year-old chunk of metal in a vault on the outskirts of Paris. Its mass is the definition of a kilogram. There’s just one problem: That chunk of metal seems to be losing weight.
Qian Xuesen studied at MIT and then joined the Manhattan Project, the top secret US atomic bomb program. Later, during the McCarthy era, Qian was kicked out of the country after being implicated as a communist sympathizer. Back in China, he went on to become the “father of Chinese rocketry.”