Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day causes an average of 150 mutations a year in lung cells, according to a new study that identifies specific ways smoke exposure damages DNA.
Long thought to be the smallest building blocks of all matter, we now know atoms are themselves composed of electrons spinning around a nucleus made of protons and neutrons.
A new experimental treatment against Alzheimer's has proved to be promising and free of harmful side effects, researchers in the United States reported Wednesday.
New research suggests oil drilling decades ago may have triggered earthquakes in the Los Angeles region, including the 1933 quake that killed more than 100 people.
Three astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan Sunday following a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including U.S. astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space.
Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. The insects' method: have sex and then die.
Streaming has rapidly shaken up the music business but for many first-time artists, an underlying presumption has remained that they need the backing of a record label.
A next-generation artificial hand is letting two amputees tell the difference between a soft or firm touch -- like holding a child without squeezing too tightly. It's another step toward developing prosthetics that can feel.
Dutch inventors Tuesday unveiled what they called the world's first giant outside air vacuum cleaner -- a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine.
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability -- the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground.