Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the first time anywhere in the world.

An international team of astronomers has announced the discovery of a new dwarf planet in our Solar System, finding a distant object beyond Neptune that circles the Sun in a spectacularly wide orbi

For the first time, scientists have built a microbial fuel cell that produces an electrical current without any external power, which means it's now possible to use bacteria that poop electricity a

More than 100 of the world's leading scientists just took a major stand in the debate over genetically modified organisms (GMO), by penning an open letter to Greenpeace and others who actively camp

Researchers have just found a huge reservoir of groundwater below California - making the supply of water below the state three times larger than previously estimated.

Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one quickly grabs national monitors and TV screens for its fifteen minutes.

Incredible scientific discoveries happen all the time when researchers haven't been looking for them, and new nanorods that harvest water from the air are no exception.

Scientists have come up with a new way to turn plastic waste into liquid fuel. It uses less energy than previous methods, and produces a higher quality end product.

Ecologists studying the effects of climate change have completed a new study that details which US trees will have the toughest time adapting as our world heats up.

When it comes to the lab, accidents aren't usually a good thing, but an unexpected result has led chemists to a system that could make batteries last up to 400 times longer than the best-performing